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Ridgevale Beach

439 Ridgevale Rd, Chatham, MA 02659
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Beautiful beach - needs attention for handicapped

This beach is picturesque. It has tide pools that the small children really enjoy, and the bay is... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2017
Thomas L
Long Island, New York
via mobile

there are some lovely beaches on the Cape, but this is not one of them. It is small and covered in... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2017
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“tide pools” (8 reviews)
“snack bar” (19 reviews)
“sea creatures” (5 reviews)
439 Ridgevale Rd, Chatham, MA 02659
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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

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

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

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

Thank CraftBeers
Reviewed August 6, 2017

This beach has a tidal area that is great for kids, a sandbar, snack bar, and kayak/hobie/paddle board rentals. The guys at the rental were so nice and friendly. There is a bit of seaweed but you can avoid it too. Very nice for family...More

Thank KB1Texas
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

Been to ridgevale many times. If you get your parking pass from the gate shack, it allows you access to cockle cove and hardings beach as well! Folks at the snack bar are the best. Beach conditions change daily. One day might be loaded with...More

Thank michael m
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Cool river area and ocean area all connected. Smaller kids had tons of fun on rivers side catching crabs in nets, using small paddle boards, or wading in the calm sandy clear water. Snack building and bathrooms made for even easier enjoyment for a whole...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Almost the exact same beach experience of Hardings, which was great. Only negative was the bathroom situation. You would think that if they had a snack shack that serves fried food that they would have something other than outhouses. They also don't give out free...More

Thank JGlazier1
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

We were renting a place an 8 minute walk away from the beach. If you're driving I think it's $15-$20 for a days parking pass. Beach was clean, not a lot going on, as it was cloudy and cool. There's was a small snack bar...More

Thank Anniecat2
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Great beach for people of all ages. Has a calm estuary side perfect for small children and an ocean side with sand bars. This beach has warm water, nice sand, small boat/other rentals and snack bar. Head out to the point if you want to...More

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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