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“Very quiet off season but picture-perfect views”
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 24 October 2017

Got here by bicycle from downtown Nantucket. Ride out to Madaket tends to be a gradual uphill climb along a paved bike path. Unfortunately, the path is mostly inland among the trees so you miss the beautiful water views along the way. This beach however was beautiful and quiet (off season October) and worth the ride. Much different scenery than downtown Nantucket.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This beach is a bit different. The waves and surf can be very rough. There has been some noticeable erosion asof Oct 2017. Its a little bit of a drive from downtown but easy to find. Nice after the crowds left. Limited patking, but the lot is a mess. Big potholes so take it easy.

Thank Elizabeth B
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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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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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