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Ridgevale Beach

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Address: Ridgevale Rd., Chatham, MA 02659
Phone Number: 5084324339
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Perfect Beach with all day entertainment for kids 12 and under

Ridgevale Beach is extremely popular due to the inlet or as better known "the creek" side. There is an inlet where the water is calm and the hermit crabs are plentiful. Children... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lori B
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Jamestown, North Carolina, United States
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Jamestown, North Carolina, United States
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ridgevale Beach is extremely popular due to the inlet or as better known "the creek" side. There is an inlet where the water is calm and the hermit crabs are plentiful. Children spend the entire day catching and releasing all kinds of sea creatures. Be sure to bring your nets and pails. If you do not, they are sold at... More 

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Somerville, United States
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One early morning in July while riding around with my son and his three small children we stopped at Ridgevale Beach. The early morning hour made for gentle conditions at this lovely spot. There is a short walk from the parking lot to the beach over a small bridge that brings one to the small tidal pools before the main... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My children love this beach. It offers a sheltered salt ocean pond area as well as ocean front for the older folks. Keep an eye on the tide though-beach area will disappear as tide rises. Need to pay or have beach parking pass. Concession stand available.

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Columbia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ridgevale beach is the second largest of the three south facing Chatham Beaches. Parking is not large so get there early. If you are a resident you can get a beach pass. If not it costs $20 a day. There is a concession stand adjacent to the parking lot. There is lots of sand, small inlets for kids, and a... More 

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1 Thank gharrigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great beach for young children as it has a an ocean side and an inlet side. There is a short wooden bridge between the parking lot and beach. The inlet side has warm, shallow water, and lots of small sea creatures for children to observe and collect. There are portapotties beside the parking lot ($25/day or $75/week... More 

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VT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The bridge walk was quaint and I loved watching the baby crabs squirming around below. There was a lot of wind when we arrived on the shoreline so we used the dune for protection. The beauty of this beach was the shallow depths allowed us to swim even in early June!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Plenty of area for young children to play in the tide pools Rental activities (windsurfers, etc.) for the older kids

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

My wife has been going to this beach since the 60's. Unlike Harding's, this beach is reached via a small wooden bridge which brings you to a great large shallow area for kids to play. The main beach faces the Nantucket Sound with water temps a bit more tolerable than the ocean beaches. Its a great family friendly spot with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a great beach for families with kids. The beach itself is lovely. There is an excellent snack bar and bathroom facilities (port 'o potties). The beach is at the mouth of Buck's Creek, which is tidal and lots of fun for exploration and riding the current. You can also rent kayaks, paddle boards and sailboats right there as... More 

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a great beach for kids. There are tidal pools where they can spend ages hunting for sea creatures. The water is calm and warm. The snack shack is great, nice atmosphere and decent food. The only drawback is there are no bathrooms, just portapotties.

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