All South Shore Beaches

Ladies Beach

Located south of Bartlett Farm and within the Smooth Hummocks Coastal Preserve, this beach features excellent body surfing and boogie boarding during low tide. There is a nearby parking area and footpath through the dunes for beach access. The waves

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Western Avenue Beach

Across from what used to be the Youth Hostel, this beach is maintained by the Nantucket Land Bank. There is parking for just 3 vehicles, but it is a short walk from Surfside Beach.  There are benches near the start

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Stone’s Beach

Stone’s Beaches has the dunes, dune grass, and the surf that beachgoers on the south side of Nantucket love. small parking lot, so bike or walk to the beach is ideal. Steep steps lead down to the beach. Stone’s Beach

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Miacomet Pond

Fresh water pond on Nantucket. Good for young children. Parking; no lifeguard, no facilities. Snapping turtles may be encountered.

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Surfside Beach | Nantucket, MA

Surfside Beach

This is one of the most popular beaches on Nantucket. It is very family friendly, though the surf can get heavy at times. You’ll occasionally find surfers here, and the waves are usually good for boogey boarding.  Lifeguards are on

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Cisco Beach

Four-mile bike ride to end of Hummock Pond Road. Heavy surf; lifeguard (in season). No facilities. Occasionally foggy. Parking. Rip currents can be strong. Soft sand. This beach is very popular with surfers and young adults. Lack of facilities might

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Fisherman’s Beach

Nobadeer to the left and Surfside to the right, Fisherman’s and Stone Beaches are quieter than either but still have the dunes, dune grass, and the surf that beachgoers on the south side of Nantucket love. Little parking, so bike

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madequecham beach | Nantucket, MA

Madequecham Beach

Parking, no restrooms, not bike path accessible, no lifeguards. The road to get there is a long, narrow, windy sand road. Do not attempt in a wide vehicle, and be prepared to move to the side for opposing traffic. Perfect

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Tom Nevers Beach

Also called “Pebble Beach.” No lifeguard; no facilities. Surf at this beach can be heavy; very coarse sand. Sometimes foggy. This beach is rarely crowded. Excellent surfcasting. Access onto the beach can be difficult. Limited parking.

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nobadeer beach | Nantucket, MA

Nobadeer Beach

Lifeguard, occasional food service by food truck. This beach is popular with youth. Located near the airport. Parking is limited. This beach can be difficult to access due to steep incline. Plenty of surf. The wide beach is good for

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