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Worth a long bike ride

During a recent trip to Nantucket, we rented bikes and rode here. It's worth the trip. The beach... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Anna P
Chicago, Illinois
Completely New, Now

Over the last several years, erosion in Madaket has transformed the beach, and now the former one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jerry R
Acton, Massachusetts
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Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Nantucket, MA 02554
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Reviewed yesterday

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...More

Thank Anna P
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank curtinj
Reviewed 20 August 2017

No amenities in the beach, however shops nearby within walking distance. parking is limited with some roadside parking.

Thank raferrara
Reviewed 15 August 2017

we enjoyed this beach day, the beach is stunning but eroding, what a shame... huge waves and riptides so be careful, I'd pick a different beach if I had small kids

Thank dmmahoney9
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Took the Wave over to catch the sunset. Fun atmosphere. Get food from Millie's early if that is in your plan. Caught the first Wave bus back after sunset with no problem.

Thank AnnapMDHiker
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Aside from amazing beaches and fishing for blues and striped bass, this is a great place for amazing sunsets

Thank All_Points_Images
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Madaket Beach is a great place to bike to and view the grand ocean expanse. Here is a cloudless day in July . The waves can either be calm or crashing on shore . That is the beauty of it. Pack a sunset picnic that...More

Thank Meg W
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great beach. Surf was rough. The sunset is amazing! You need to make it a point of your vacation to go! We headed over around 1:30pm (not crowded), went to Millies for dinner and walked back over for the sunset!

Thank ERIN L
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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
4 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.