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Great Family Beach

Love all the beaches but this one is family friendly. You can rent everything you need, they have... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2012
iheart c
Kirkwood, California
Romantic and Mystical

Roaring surf. Long, white sandy beach. Peaceful place but in the flight path to ACK.

Reviewed 13 May 2012
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Oceanside Nantucket beach.
Surfside Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

Love all the beaches but this one is family friendly. You can rent everything you need, they have bathrooms, shuttles, bike parking, and a snack shack!

Thank iheart c
Reviewed 13 May 2012

Roaring surf. Long, white sandy beach. Peaceful place but in the flight path to ACK.

Thank VancouverElizabeth
Reviewed 3 May 2012

We rode mopeds here from downtown once and it was well worth the ride. The waves and the surf are fantastic, but rip tide does occur, so you will need to take care while you are in the water.

Thank bk3104
Reviewed 11 February 2012

No hawkers, vendors, etc. Just simple beach life. The cheap buses go there on a regular basis.

1  Thank Bedrock1831
Reviewed 18 January 2012

They call it Surfside for a reason! Huge waves, massive undertow at times. Gorgeous sand, miles long, lifeguards (they need them!) and great snack shop - excellent burgers on the beach!

Thank windcall
Reviewed 13 December 2011

If your traveling to Nantucket this is the beach for you. Don't even bother going to nobadear, cisco, or anything in between. You will just be disappointed unless you go to surf side. :D

Thank Darian M
Reviewed 1 December 2011

Beautiful beach if you don't have time or a car to go to any other beach on the south, west, or east sides of the island.

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Reviewed 14 November 2011

empty beach this time of year so just birds & shells

Thank FussyForClean
Reviewed 6 September 2011

My husband and I went to Nantucket and loved everything about it including the warmer waters and larger surf on Surfside Beach. We also loved the shops. Clearly Nantucket is the Madison ave of the cape!

Thank Tanya_and_Brad
Reviewed 2 September 2011

Good waves for body surfing. Soft sand. Rentals of umbrellas. Good snack bar and o.k. clean bathroom facilities. Parking is fine and not a terribly long walk to the water. Our weather was perfect the second week of August. A nice breeze made it easy...More

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Celia F
18 July 2018|
Response from William W |
Surfers sometimes hit Surfside in “shoulder” season (June and Sept) but it’s usually too crowded during peak summer months. Better surf at Cisco usually.
2 September 2015|
Response from deborah_sangabriel | Reviewed this property |
No. And this is an isolated section of the island as far as stores and restaurants go.