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Waves crashing at Surfside Beach, Nantucket

("Surfside, Nantucket" by Mike T is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Learn More About Surfside

The surfside area has many vacation homes, large and small, and is a very popular area with families.  About 3 miles from the Town center, Surfside Beach is one of the largest beach areas with restrooms, lifeguards, chair rentals, and a snack shack. There is plenty of parking and no beach sticker is required. Because this is a south shore beach, the waves and the currents can be quite strong, so please always exercise good judgment.

The burgers from the beach concession stand are considered by many to be the best on the island. There is NRTA bus service to this beach from downtown.

Nobadeer Beach is located closest to the airport runway and is ideal to watch the planes come in for a landing. A very popular beach for younger folks. It has no facilities or lifeguards.


Surfside beach on Nantucket Island. Bikes and ocean view near surfside beach on Nantucket Island. Ocean waves on surfside beach.