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My favorite place on earth!

Madaket is a popular beach on the west end of the island. Every day brings a different personality... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
virginiak811
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
Pristine beach - big waves for little ones!

Madaket Beach is on the western end of the island and is absolutely gorgeous. We visited this past... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stephso
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Nantucket, MA 02554
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"watch the sunset"
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"millie's restaurant"
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"beautiful sunset"
in 10 reviews
"public parking"
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"smith point"
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"nice bike"
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"huge waves"
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"bike trail"
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"worth the trip"
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"off season"
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"quesadilla"
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"rented bikes"
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"great spot"
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"in town"
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"surf"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Madaket is a popular beach on the west end of the island. Every day brings a different personality to the water and waves. Sunset is an event here, and for good reason.... outstanding views! Millie's Sandwich shop nearby if you need something to eat or...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Madaket Beach is on the western end of the island and is absolutely gorgeous. We visited this past weeks and compared to Dionis, the waves were big and it was very windy. We opted to head back to Dionis with our little ones where the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit out of the way, but well worth the trip! Stunning sunset after a tasty dinner at Millie's could be a perfect Nantucket evening

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Reviewed May 30, 2018

A short bike ride from home to this ever changing coastal beach. Look for seals and walk the dunes at sunset

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

We drove out to Madaket beach and watched the sun set one night and it was one of the most beautiful sites. Some of the widest most open beaches I have ever seen and a lot of shells to find.

1  Thank Luke S
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

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

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

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

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Reviewed October 14, 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
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Reviewed October 5, 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
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Reviewed September 25, 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
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nvrdemo
July 7, 2018|
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Response from MauiBoulder | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. We had dinner elsewhere & drove to Madaket for sunset
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Barry C
September 7, 2016|
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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
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Delaware_Lisa
July 26, 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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