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Beach is clean now

The rake has finally gotten to Ridgevale!!! Late June it was a mess when we were down for a long... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
michael m
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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Nice for Families

This is the beach I grew up going to and I still love it. This is more of a family oriented beach... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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439 Ridgevale Rd, Chatham, MA 02633
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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Nice soft sand. Family friendly. Nice area for little kids. Rentals and snack bar on site. Lots of seaweed, I know it's a beach but other beaches are not this bad. Also no cleaning station to rinse off

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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Lots of seaweed but it's the beach! Tide pools are good for the kids to play in. My biggest compliant -- There was no fresh water rinse down to get cleaned up.

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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

The rake has finally gotten to Ridgevale!!! Late June it was a mess when we were down for a long weekend. The rake can only get to Ridgevale from Cockle Cove. Just last week enough sand had been pumped onto Cockle Cove to allow that...More

2  Thank michael m
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Definitely trust the reviews - this is not a beach for swimming. The tidepool / river is great for kids to explore and find hermit crabs and shells. We stayed here for two hours and headed to another beach for swimming.

1  Thank dawnnanni
Reviewed July 16, 2018

So since Cockle Cove Beach eroded due to the storms in March, the mechanical rakers no longer have access to clear the seaweed on Ridgevale. I went there for the first time this year and it was pretty awful. I felt badly for the people...More

2  Thank MAWondering
Reviewed November 28, 2017

This is the beach I grew up going to and I still love it. This is more of a family oriented beach than a party spot. The beach has two sides, the ocean front one and a more protected inlet. The protected area has very...More

6  Thank NYCaliKara
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

This beach is picturesque. It has tide pools that the small children really enjoy, and the bay is back to back with the pools. It's funny to see everyone facing whichever way as they focus on whichever beach. There's a snack bar associated with the...More

1  Thank Thomas L
Reviewed September 9, 2017

there are some lovely beaches on the Cape, but this is not one of them. It is small and covered in seawwed. Would not want to sit on this all day (or pay $20 to park). OK for a visit...but go after 5.30 when you...More

3  Thank SteveC1811
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

We have tried stand up paddleboarding in other areas and it was difficult with choppy water and motorboats going by. This place is the best...you can enjoy an approx 4 mile stretch of calm ocean water on inlets, or choose to head out to the...More

1  Thank j d
Reviewed August 21, 2017

We saw lots of beaches throughout the Cape including Nantucket and the Vineyard. Ridgevale Beach is in the top ten if not top five. Parking is the biggest negative, but it's directly linked to how popular this beach is. The fee was $15-20 to park....More

2  Thank CraftBeers
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March 21, 2017|
Response from Mary B |
Most beaches in Chatham do not allow pets on the beach during the summer season. From May-September.
January 3, 2017|
Response from merryl8 | Reviewed this property |
Was $20 for the day in the summer