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Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.
Nantucket, MA 02554
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Reviewed 3 February 2019

Madaket is our favorite beach on Nantucket. Madaket is less crowded than the other beaches and has killer sunsets. It is easy to take the bus or ride bikes from town. Madaket has only one restaurant, Millies, and one little shop, also part of Millies....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kindtraveler2016
Reviewed 11 January 2019

We walked here to see Mr. Rogers's house and eat dinner at Millie's. The ocean waves were mesmerizing. Beautiful sunset. Probably my favorite beach on Nantucket.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lmurphy67
Reviewed 7 November 2018

My second year traveling to Nantucket for Wine Fest. If you haven't gone, GO! It is an amazing time, with beautiful beaches and five-star restaurants and WINE. Meeting wonderful people along the way is definitely one of the highlights.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Walked around the beach, saw birds and seals. Lots of fun. They had BIKE racks to lock you bike to. The beach was flat and easy to do. If you are handicap DO NOT do it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dan F
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We've been here in October, so it was too cold to go for a swim, but it was great for an extended beach walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chrissie777
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Sand as far as you can see and not a soul in sight. Hired a bike to get here, sadly missed the sunset which is meant to be spectacular. There was a portaloo and bike racks but no cafe or refreshment outlet, there is one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Taken to Madaket Beach for a pre-lunch stroll we very much enjoyed the remoteness of this soft white sanded beach. Locals come to this beach to fish and picnic driving their 4 Wheel Drive vehicles on to the soft sand, however IF you do this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Timsnapper
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Breathtaking! Can't wait to return to this gorgeous, relaxing, historic, and all-around best destination to visit!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tammy D
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We took the WAVE out here so we could see a different part of the island. We didn't walk far from the bus stop to the beach area. The waves are strong so I image it is a bit rough to go swimming. Very serene...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank monnie377
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We rode bikes from town out to Madaket Beach one day and took the bus back the next day. Madaket has great wave action and the surfers were putting on a show! Good people watching spot. Easy access. Eat at Millie’s while you’re there and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Long way from Boulder...
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Response from ryecapital | Reviewed this property |
Millie's !!!!! It's fabulous ..... it's also your only option in Madaket . Go early and walk to beach while you wait