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Surfside Beach

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Address: Surfside Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554
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+1 508-228-1700

Oceanside Nantucket beach.

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Really nice beach. They have bathrooms and a little food stand which is nice if you're there all day. The Wave (shuttle) goes there too!

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Alexandra J L
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116 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Really nice beach. They have bathrooms and a little food stand which is nice if you're there all day. The Wave (shuttle) goes there too!

Thank Alexandra J L
Norwell, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This beach is easily accessible by the local bus system. There is a snack bar, bathrooms and chair rental, so bring your suit or change of clothes if taking away trip to the island. This beach is on the opposite side of the island as the ferry and therefore is a different body of water. Great surf, ( rough at... More 

Thank S H
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for along beach walk in November. Hearing the waves and the seagulls is so calming. Enjoyed looking at the flock of plovers or sandpipers running for and back, running, stopping, flying away and coming back to find their food in the wet sand, but not getting caught by the waves.

Thank SusiHoch
Exton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We have been going to this beach in spring, summer, and fall over the past 20 years. It is on the Southern part of a Nantucket, directly on the Atlantic ocean. The sand dunes, wild grasses and wild roses surround you as you walk down to the large stretch of very clean sand and the ocean itself. The beach is... More 

1 Thank pamelajean2016
Destin, Florida
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182 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Finally found a way to drive out to the nude beach at Nantucket with our Jeep only to find that they don't allow vehicles any more. No signs, but most of the access point have been closed off. While we were there at least a dozen sun bathers told us that vehicles aren't allowed. Don't know why they can't put... More 

1 Thank John C
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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149 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a beautiful beach on ACK. The waves are excellent. Get a body board and enjoy. They rent beach chairs here as well, which is convenient.

Thank Matt K
Plattsburgh, New York
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Great beach. Sand was super. Not rocky. Waves were so much fun to jump and play! Bathrooms, showers and a snack shack. Could walk the beach for awhile. By far my favorite beach in nantucket.

1 Thank kathy l
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Like its name, great surf and highly recommend for older kids and good swimmers for the waves can be big and undertow strong but just amazing waves and ocean feeling.

Thank Murph Y
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is a pretty beach. The problem is that it is really not that safe to swim in in my opinion. The water today there was very warm. Not as warm as Jetties but surprisingly close to it. If they didn't have lifeguards here I would say forget it. The view of the planes landing is nice too. The problems... More 

1 Thank Cartman1968
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Surfside is he classic Nantucket south shore beach. Easy to bike or drive to from town. The facilities are above and beyond any other beach on the South Shore, and only Jetties Beach next to the harbor can compare in this respect. The made-to order cheeseburgers are surprisingly good.

1 Thank David P

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