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Jetties Beach

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walk around the bluff to the right for more peace

this is a good sunbathing beach close to downtown. the locals will tell you it's crowded, but on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colleyville, Texas, United States

It was the second week in August. During previous trips to the Cape at this time I remember... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New England
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“sand bar”(15 reviews)
“close to town”(17 reviews)
“low tide”(10 reviews)
The best island beach within walking distance of town, Jetties is ideal for kids.
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Nantucket, MA 02554
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a good sunbathing beach close to downtown. the locals will tell you it's crowded, but on Labor Day weekend we went past the lifeguard stand, turned to the right and walked about 100 feet and all of a sudden were buy ourselves. there...More

Thank Peter996
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was the second week in August. During previous trips to the Cape at this time I remember crawling over people trying to find a free spot on the beach to lay a towel. Not this beach- completely empty, very quiet, very peaceful. We laid...More

Thank GrnMtnGirl79
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stay at the nearby Beachside every Summer and come here to hang at the Beach and for lunch and dinner atleast 1-2x per visit. There are no waves. My kids strongly prefer waves and body surfing so we really come here when the weather...More

Thank Kareninctnyc
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Barely waves - great for small children. Sand bars are out really far and can walk to it during the day. Water is so calm it feels like your at a lake. Playground at beach closer to parking a lot away from the beach.

Thank tonivlsqz
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Typical New England beach - a bit rocky, so-so sand, tricky walking, stinks at low tide, etc. But the water is clear, salty, and refreshing on a hot day. Has a play area for kids, which is nice, and a few sandbars. Also has a...More

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We wanted a beach that had facilities and was convenient to town. Jetties Beach is a short Waze bus ride from town or probably about a mile walk from the town center. It is a narrow beach with pretty dunes, views and shallow, calm waters....More

Thank Bonniebelle4
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Excellent family location for a day at the beach. Water is not deep and the sand bar allows for a nice shallow area for kids to play. The water is warm and there is even a restaurant on the beach where you can grab lunch...More

Thank McGee5
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We went Kayaking, had lunch at a super restaurant and then spent time on the beach. Need to be prepared for all of the shells in the sand; one big toe with a cut, but the restaurant gave us a bandage for it.

Thank dstan4d
Reviewed 10 August 2018

we rented bikes at the port pier and cycled to this beach which took about 5 minutes. There is a restaurant there that serves food and a place to store the bikes. The water is clear and the beach pristine. Lifeguards are on duty.

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is really all you are looking for in a beach and the usual spot to stop on Nantucket. Take a nice walk and head over from downtown.

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Edie C
27 June 2016|
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Response from Vicki B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure...we had our bicycles...there are taxis