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“Great Beach” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach
Ranked #9 of 83 things to do in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Oceanside Nantucket beach.
NYC
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89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

All the beaches on Nantucket are great. You should visit them all. Each one has its uniqueness. Surfside Beach is a traditional beach lovers destination, it's huge so you can clump up with friends or spread out far away from anyone. There is a food shack, always important, and it can be reached by the local bus. Many people ride the bike (rentals available) and then at the end of the day take the bus back - there are racks for bikes on the front of the buses.

Visited August 2013
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Boulder, Colorado
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70 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice beach "WATCH OUT" for rip tides!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Overall I think this is one of the best beaches on Nantucket. It's easy to get to, by bus, bike, or car. You can even catch a few waves on a good day. The tides can be a little unpredictable, I was washed out in a rip tide, but I was trying to surf where there was no one else around. Swimmers beware, stay around other people is my advice.

Visited July 2013
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White Lake, Michigan
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Jenny's beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Was the only beach we went to. The tide was out so it was great to be able to walk out quite away. Tons of shells!!

Visited August 2013
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Thank Laura B
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Surfside Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Waves were not as big as they used to be. Still nice beach but water is calmer and not good for boogie boards.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Denise P
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New York City, New York
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

This is a great ocean beach. They have a snack bar with restrooms and the bus goes there from town for $2 a person. The waves are great and there are lifeguards for safe swimming. They rent chair and umbrellas but get there early if you want to get an umbrella!

Visited August 2013
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