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Madaket Beach

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Address: Nantucket, MA 02554

Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough...

Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.

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Great for the sunset!

Awesome place to see the sunset! If I remember correctly, it's a little far off, especially if you don't have a car!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alexandra J L
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116 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome place to see the sunset! If I remember correctly, it's a little far off, especially if you don't have a car!

Thank Alexandra J L
Kragujevac, Serbia
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit Nantucket, make sure not to skip Madaket Beach. It`s beautiful, quiet, the waves are great and there is no better place to watch the sunset from!

Thank Jovana V
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Madaket Beach is a photographers dream location. Little sounds. Big sky. Beautiful landscape and cozy little beach cabins. Stay for the sunset.

Thank Josh W
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Hands down one of the best places to watch the sunset on Nantucket. Grab some wine, a blanket and head out for an amazing view!

Thank rjverma
New York City, New York
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842 reviews
626 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

You can go here by local bus(infront of Whaling Museum) or by bike with a good exercise to begin with before taking a dip to a nice cold water and play the waves.

Thank Jun J
Albany, NY
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We rented a Jeep Wrangler and drove it out to watch the sunset. Beautiful location and beautiful views

Thank msh12205
Acton, Massachusetts
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251 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Madaket Beach has been badly damaged by erosion over the years, and about three years ago had to be moved 100 feet with a new parking lot with a walkway access. Madaket is one of the best places on the Island for great sunsets, and is only a few minutes away from a very popular dining spot, Millie's.

1 Thank Jerry R
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Madaket beach is an all around great beach for families & friends. However if you want to have the most outstanding lunch, while being at a beach, than go to Millie's restaurant. it's a 1-2 minute walk form the beach. The beach has a life guard & a free parking area that fills up fast.So arrive by 10:00am if you... More 

Thank Dean D
Dorset, Vermont
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Great beach vibe. Beautiful sunset. Ample space. Small parking lot with a portapotty. A little bit of trash washed up on the shore.

Thank Lauren B
Aspen, Colorado
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

A beautiful Nantucket beach that encourages long wandering walks to take in the views from every vantage point, or just sit on the beach and enjoy it from wherever you may be.

1 Thank VrVxVyVa

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