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“May Madaket survive erosion!”
Review of Madaket Beach

Ranked #5 of 84 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.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“May Madaket survive erosion!”
Reviewed 16 September 2011

Once among the broadest beaches, with lovely dunes, Madaket Beach has been hard hit with storm damage and erosion, including the heartbreaking loss of homes. But it remains a substantial strand, great for long walks... and sunset shows no erosion!

Visited September 2011
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Northern Virginia
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“Sunset -- still there!”
Reviewed 29 August 2008

Took the bus, walked two minutes to the bluff overlooking the sea, watched the sunset, had pizza and a beer at the West End, caught the bus back. My idea of a lovely evening.

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“mother nature hurts Madaket”
Reviewed 18 July 2008

It's a beautiful area but erosion has reclaimed the beach to the sea. The dunes are eroding, also and homes are in jeopardy. The sunsets are still magnificient.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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“Beautiful Sunset!”
Reviewed 16 October 2006

We read that Madaket Beach has world-famous sunsets so that is where we headed to! We found out sunset was at 6:03pm (in Oct) and got there at 5:45pm.

There is no parking lot and very few (maybe for 3 cars) parking spots on the side road. The beach is not within walking distance from town.

The sunset on the beach was beautiful! We took tons of photos as the sun was setting only to discover that the BEST views were AFTER the sunset not when the sun was setting! (Wish someone would have told us that!).

See the attached picture and see why the "after the sunset" is so beautiful - the sky was filled with all shades of colors!

Excellent experience!

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