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Ridgevale Beach

439 Ridgevale Rd, Chatham, MA 02659
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Perfect for kids!!!

Cool river area and ocean area all connected. Smaller kids had tons of fun on rivers side catching... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris H
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Great beach

Almost the exact same beach experience of Hardings, which was great. Only negative was the bathroom... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Birmingham, Michigan
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  • Average2%
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“tide pools” (8 reviews)
“snack bar” (15 reviews)
439 Ridgevale Rd, Chatham, MA 02659
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Cool river area and ocean area all connected. Smaller kids had tons of fun on rivers side catching crabs in nets, using small paddle boards, or wading in the calm sandy clear water. Snack building and bathrooms made for even easier enjoyment for a whole...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Almost the exact same beach experience of Hardings, which was great. Only negative was the bathroom situation. You would think that if they had a snack shack that serves fried food that they would have something other than outhouses. They also don't give out free...More

Thank JGlazier1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were renting a place an 8 minute walk away from the beach. If you're driving I think it's $15-$20 for a days parking pass. Beach was clean, not a lot going on, as it was cloudy and cool. There's was a small snack bar...More

Thank Anniecat2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach for people of all ages. Has a calm estuary side perfect for small children and an ocean side with sand bars. This beach has warm water, nice sand, small boat/other rentals and snack bar. Head out to the point if you want to...More

Thank Silverskates23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Babies and young children will love to dunk and look for crabs in the shallow creeks on the upper portion of the beach. The lower portion of the beach has waves and swimming for the older crowd and families. There is a snack bar at...More

Thank maggied00dle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited ridgevale beach here in Chatham. It is a quiet family beach with gentle waves and wadding pools. The sand is expansive, the ocean view and breeze is wonderful and the parking is ample and well maintained.

Thank tlctlc49022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet beach, protected from big surf by being on sound. The can rent hobie cats, kayaks. Lifeguard, snake shack, port-a-potties, fee for parking ($10)

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We went to this beach later on in the day and had the whole place to ourselves. After walking around for a bit we discovered horseshoe crabs were hanging out on the shoreline. Apparently the conditions were perfect for them to work on making smaller...More

Thank Bryan603
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We traveled to the Ridgevale Beach this past Saturday and had a great time. The beach is beautiful and there is an inlet that our grandchildren had a terrific time collecting crabs and small fish with nets in the tidal pools. It is a super...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a sheltered beach with ocean access and a small creek, if you prefer large waves or looking for a place to surf this is not a place for you. If you enjoy swimming in calm waters or walking on a sandbar during low...More

Thank merryl8
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Questions & Answers
22 March 2017|
Response from Mary B |
Most beaches in Chatham do not allow pets on the beach during the summer season. From May-September.
4 January 2017|
Response from merryl8 | Reviewed this property |
Was $20 for the day in the summer