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Madaket Beach

Nantucket, MA 02554
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A wonderful beach with beautiful soft sand, we didn't have great weather but was still worth a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lovely beach, not sure how to get down from the public parking.

At the end of a nice bike trail, we drove as we still had the jeep. Can see evidence of some of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rosemary S
Gilford, New Hampshire, United States
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A wonderful beach with beautiful soft sand, we didn't have great weather but was still worth a visit.

Thank unitedgirlforever
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the end of a nice bike trail, we drove as we still had the jeep. Can see evidence of some of the beach erosion that has happened.

Thank Rosemary S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Awesome place to see the sunset! If I remember correctly, it's a little far off, especially if you don't have a car!

Thank Alexandra J L
Reviewed 12 April 2017

If you visit Nantucket, make sure not to skip Madaket Beach. It`s beautiful, quiet, the waves are great and there is no better place to watch the sunset from!

Thank Jovana V
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Madaket Beach is a photographers dream location. Little sounds. Big sky. Beautiful landscape and cozy little beach cabins. Stay for the sunset.

Thank Josh W
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Hands down one of the best places to watch the sunset on Nantucket. Grab some wine, a blanket and head out for an amazing view!

Thank rjverma
Reviewed 19 October 2016

You can go here by local bus(infront of Whaling Museum) or by bike with a good exercise to begin with before taking a dip to a nice cold water and play the waves.

Thank Jun J
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We rented a Jeep Wrangler and drove it out to watch the sunset. Beautiful location and beautiful views

Thank msh12205
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Madaket Beach has been badly damaged by erosion over the years, and about three years ago had to be moved 100 feet with a new parking lot with a walkway access. Madaket is one of the best places on the Island for great sunsets, and...More

1  Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Madaket beach is an all around great beach for families & friends. However if you want to have the most outstanding lunch, while being at a beach, than go to Millie's restaurant. it's a 1-2 minute walk form the beach. The beach has a life...More

Thank Dean D
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Barry C
What are the best restaurants
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!
HI :-) we like to find out of the way places and would love to see this beach ! It looks and sounds amazing ... it was recomended to us from a very nice local man we met while in sconset a few years back ... but just as we were leaving :-( we would be taking the wave to where bus drops you off. how long should we allow for the bus ride ? ( we would not want to miss our ferry back) also how far is the walk to the beach from where the bus would drop us off ?? ... it looks to be very walkable and across the road from Millies so we planned on eating there. we were hoping to try to catch the sunset and be back in time for our ferry at 9:20 we would be greatful for any advise our help with our plans here and look forward to our trip in a few weeks !!! Lisa & Rick
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
Can you drive on it?
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.