We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
beautiful beach, a lot of erosion though

we enjoyed this beach day, the beach is stunning but eroding, what a shame... huge waves and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Great Sunset

Took the Wave over to catch the sunset. Fun atmosphere. Get food from Millie's early if that is in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Read all 214 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Nantucket, MA 02554
Write a Review
Reviews (214)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

we enjoyed this beach day, the beach is stunning but eroding, what a shame... huge waves and riptides so be careful, I'd pick a different beach if I had small kids

Thank dmmahoney9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the Wave over to catch the sunset. Fun atmosphere. Get food from Millie's early if that is in your plan. Caught the first Wave bus back after sunset with no problem.

Thank AnnapMDHiker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Aside from amazing beaches and fishing for blues and striped bass, this is a great place for amazing sunsets

Thank All_Points_Images
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Madaket Beach is a great place to bike to and view the grand ocean expanse. Here is a cloudless day in July . The waves can either be calm or crashing on shore . That is the beauty of it. Pack a sunset picnic that...More

Thank Meg W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach. Surf was rough. The sunset is amazing! You need to make it a point of your vacation to go! We headed over around 1:30pm (not crowded), went to Millies for dinner and walked back over for the sunset!

Thank ERIN L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took one of the Nantucket buses to the beach...Costs $2 each way..or $1 for seniors. Drops you at the beach...just gorgeous...Clean..lots of people...some have arrived by car..some by bikes...just a terrific way to spend a summer afternoon.

Thank eyeu
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot. At sunset it is breathtaking. During the day you can walk either way for over a mile. Stop before or afterwards at Millie's for a snack - great salad and quesadillas. Big enough to share. Washed down with a beer or G&T. Clear...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Madaket is a great beach to go to, especially at the end of a long day. You could go for a long walk along the shore or just sit and enjoy the sunset, both are really good.

Thank Kalina M
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Great family beach, good wave action and a lifeguard. Public parking available for free. Expect a small crowd at sunset as the beach makes a perfect viewing spot.

Thank TracyAcc
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous! I am a west coast girl so I have been missing my sunsets. The sunset on this beach was beautiful!

Thank robertmM4838NU
Nearby Restaurants
366 reviews
.21 km away
554 reviews
8.70 km away
Something Natural
245 reviews
8.23 km away
Brotherhood of Thieves
936 reviews
8.69 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cisco Brewers
557 reviews
5.98 km away
Loines Observatory
12 reviews
7.69 km away
Nantucket Founders Burial Ground
9 reviews
7.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Barry C
7 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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!
26 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
5 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.