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Really cool place - take a jeep and drive out here! Great views, sprawling beach, quiet, peaceful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jones102013
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Pa
Very quiet off season but picture-perfect views

Got here by bicycle from downtown Nantucket. Ride out to Madaket tends to be a gradual uphill climb... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New_Month_New_Trip
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Washington, DC
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Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Nantucket, MA 02554
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cool place - take a jeep and drive out here! Great views, sprawling beach, quiet, peaceful and just a cool place to experience.

Thank Jones102013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank New_Month_New_Trip
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...More

Thank Elizabeth B
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
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...More

Thank Anna P
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...More

Thank Jerry R
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...More

2  Thank Seamoor7
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
Reviewed 21 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
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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!
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Delaware_Lisa
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
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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.
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