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Great little town area, outside of town. Easy access on bike path or by car/bus. Bus stops right in... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
kaye j
Fayetteville, Georgia
via mobile
Beautiful beach with clear blue waters and very active waves

A delightful experience, visiting Madaket Beach was a treat! Away from the tourist hordes in... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Newton, Massachusetts
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Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Nantucket, MA 02554
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Great little town area, outside of town. Easy access on bike path or by car/bus. Bus stops right in front of Millie's. Public beach near Millie's has a life guard, much calmer and really beautiful beach on Smith's Point. My favorite place in Nantucket!

Thank kaye j
Reviewed 24 June 2017

A delightful experience, visiting Madaket Beach was a treat! Away from the tourist hordes in downtown, it is well worth the trip to the south side of the island. It's beautiful, peaceful, and there's plenty of space to relax and enjoy the booming surf. Added...More

Thank TheFlyingLatvian
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This beach is slowly going out to sea, but it remains very popular every summer, especially with Millie's being so handy for snacks and lunch or dinner.

1  Thank onatrip76
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Though out of town, worth trying on the west end of the island...sunrise to sunsets always great biking and beach. Easy trolley ride into town as well. Sunsets are incredible

Thank _tsdifiore1
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I went to madaket beach for the first time this month. I drove out from town specifically to check out the beach and fit in a quick lunch at Millie's. Although it was cool (high 60's, low 70's) we had a relaxing outing. Would definitely...More

Thank thesandcastle
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

One way to spend a beautiful day in Nantucket is to rent a bike in town and ride the bike trail to Madaket Beach. Take a beach towel to sit on and watch the surf. It's not crowded and the sand is soft. There are...More

2  Thank mglassman22016
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A wonderful beach with beautiful soft sand, we didn't have great weather but was still worth a visit.

Thank unitedgirlforever
Reviewed 14 May 2017

At the end of a nice bike trail, we drove as we still had the jeep. Can see evidence of some of the beach erosion that has happened.

Thank Rosemary S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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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Barry C
7 September 2016|
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Response from christine L | Reviewed this property |
One restaurant, really good food with fair prices and sunset view. Its easy to pack a picnic and eat on the beach for the best sunset views! Enjoy!
26 July 2016|
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Response from BostonMom333 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lisa and Rick! We took the wave from the front of the Whaling Museum to Madaket. My husband estimates that it took 15-20 min (maybe 6-7 miles?) to get out there. Have a wonderful trip!!! Kerry
Danielle D
5 July 2016|
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Response from 1000MilesAway | Reviewed this property |
Locals were deflating their tires to drive on it; and with sand permits on their vehicles. We opted to park a ways out; and walk on the sand it.