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“Beautiful”
Review of Madaket Beach

Ranked #5 of 88 things to do in Nantucket
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Owner description: Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Rode bikes out that way and it was just stunninginly beautiful. Went in the fall so didn't sunbathe or do the water thing. But just looked at the waterfront was so beautiful. Remote and doesn't appear it gets very crowded.

Thank Mary M
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"watch the sunset"
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"millie's restaurant"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful sunset"
in 10 reviews
"public parking"
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"smith point"
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"nice bike"
in 5 reviews
"huge waves"
in 4 reviews
"bike trail"
in 4 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 7 reviews
"off season"
in 6 reviews
"quesadilla"
in 3 reviews
"rented bikes"
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"great spot"
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"in town"
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"surf"
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"ride"
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

During a recent trip to Nantucket, we rented bikes and rode here. It's worth the trip. The beach is beautiful, serene, and sparsely populated. Due to a passing tropical storm, the waves were huge while we were here. It was a great sight. Skip the tchotchke shops in town and visit this beach instead.

Thank Anna P
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Over the last several years, erosion in Madaket has transformed the beach, and now the former one is completely closed off. But the town has down a great job of creating a new beach just yards away. Madaket has one of the best beaches on the island, and with its west orientation one of the best sunset-viewing spots. Visitors, in fact, bike or drive the 6 miles from town to view the sunset. Worth doing.

Thank Jerry R
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Every year the sands shift at Madaket Beach. Some years the beach is narrow, others it can be quite wide and 4 wheel drive accessible. This is one of those years. You can drive on and make your way out toward Smith Point. Deep sand is a caution, let the air out of your tires for traction. This beach faces southwest so sunsets are spectacular. A great picnic area. There are several access points to the beach. Some have parking.

2  Thank Seamoor7
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

While it has been one of favorite beaches; the sunset is worthy of the price of admission to visiting this wonderful island.

Thank curtinj
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