Swing on your swimsuit and get out of Downtown Nantucket this summer with a visit to Madaket Beach on Nantucket. The serene coast is located on the west side of the island, making it the perfect day trip outside of the cobblestone. Grab a bike or the bus and get ready for a beach adventure only Nantucket can provide when you take a trip to Madaket!
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Everything You Need to Know About Madaket Beach on Nantucket
Madaket Beach on Nantucket provides guests unmatched views and idyllic beach sights. Visitors and locals alike love this gem because of its uncrowded shoreline and picturesque village. (Even home to Mr. Rogers, himself!) Explore this piece of paradise during your next visit to Nantucket!
Madaket Beach and Village
Madaket is located on the southwest side of the island, allowing for open ocean rips and currents. Surfers flock to Madaket Beach during the summer for big waves and secluded surfing. The beach is long and narrow, with towering dunes and beautiful views of the private cottages on the water. It’s the perfect spot to fly a kite, have a picnic, or enjoy the water. (Be sure to be mindful of the current.)
Madaket neighborhood is a quiet counterpart to its neighbor, Downtown Nantucket. It boasts a laid-back vibe and is known for its jaw-dropping sunsets. If you’re looking to slip away from Downtown Nantucket for a bit, look no further than Madaket.
Where to Eat
Millie’s is the place to eat in Madaket. Mille’s offers the freshest seafood, including buttery lobster rolls, Yellowfin poke, tangy ceviche, and an array of delicious sandwiches. Pick up a family-style to-go box to enjoy on the beach or bask in the sun on one of their outdoor picnic tables.
Millie’s Market offers DIY drink kits for their famous Millie’s Margarita or a Madaket Mystery along with ice cream, sundaes, and milkshakes. Trust us—you don’t want to miss out on a trip to Mille’s during your next Madaket visit.
How to Get There
The two best ways to get to Madaket Beach are by bus or bike. Throughout the summer, The Wave runs every half hour to Madaket and is $3.00 each way. However, if you’re looking for more an all-day adventure, you’ll want to grab a bike from Young’s Bike Shop and make the five-mile trip on two wheels!
End Your Day in the Comforts of Anchor Inn
A day at Madaket Beach means you’ll be ready for a restful night’s sleep. Stay at the Anchor Inn and enjoy the convenience of Downtown Nantucket paired with neighborly service. Plan your visit in the second-floor Tucker Room and a private, outdoor entrance, small porch, plush queen-size bed, Malin + Goetz bath products, 100% cotton linens, and a complimentary continental breakfast each morning of your stay.
Did you love Madaket and are ready to learn more? Discover all of Nantucket’s best beaches during your next visit and plan your visit to each one. We can’t wait to welcome you to our sandy shores!