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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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Children’s Beach

Harbor Beach, an easy walk from town down So. Beach Street and off Harbor View Way. Flotation devices are not permitted within the guarded area. Ideal for small children; park, playground, and bandstand; lifeguard, restrooms, showers, food service, picnic tables.

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Jetties Beach

Easy bike ride from town, good amount of parking, or take the NRTA shuttle bus in season; bus stops right at the beach. Great beach for families with young kids. Lifeguards, changing rooms, playground, restrooms, showers, restaurant and take-out food

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Dionis Beach

Three miles from town by bike on the north side of Eel Point Rd off Madaket Road. Look for the boulder marked “Dionis.” Some parking. Lifeguard (in season). Sheltered by dunes, calm waters for swimming, safe for children. Hard-pack sand.

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Surfside Beach

This is one of the most popular beaches on Nantucket. Very family friendly though the surf can get heavy at times. Lifeguards are on duty in-season at this beach. Located at the end of Surfside Road, a three-mile ride 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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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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Madaket Beach

As of June 29, 2022, this beach is unguarded and caution is urged.  Severe erosion has made access extremely difficult. At the far western end of the island, Madaket is a popular beach, especially for watching incredible sunsets. Sand is

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Miacomet Beach

At the end of Miacomet Road. Surf and rip currents can be dangerous but there are some lifeguards. Parking. No facilities or food service. Families with very young children may prefer Miacomet Pond.

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Sconset Beach

Siasconset Beach is wide beach located at the eastern most tip of the island and very popular for those staying in ‘Sconset. It is accessible by NRTA shuttle in season or a 6-mile ride from town on the Milestone Road

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