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Beach is clean now

The rake has finally gotten to Ridgevale!!! Late June it was a mess when we were down for a long... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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Nice for Families

This is the beach I grew up going to and I still love it. This is more of a family oriented beach... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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439 Ridgevale Rd, Chatham, MA 02633
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Nice soft sand. Family friendly. Nice area for little kids. Rentals and snack bar on site. Lots of seaweed, I know it's a beach but other beaches are not this bad. Also no cleaning station to rinse off

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank the5millers2015
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Lots of seaweed but it's the beach! Tide pools are good for the kids to play in. My biggest compliant -- There was no fresh water rinse down to get cleaned up.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

The rake has finally gotten to Ridgevale!!! Late June it was a mess when we were down for a long weekend. The rake can only get to Ridgevale from Cockle Cove. Just last week enough sand had been pumped onto Cockle Cove to allow that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank B7537EOmichaelm
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Definitely trust the reviews - this is not a beach for swimming. The tidepool / river is great for kids to explore and find hermit crabs and shells. We stayed here for two hours and headed to another beach for swimming.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank dawnnanni
Reviewed 16 July 2018

So since Cockle Cove Beach eroded due to the storms in March, the mechanical rakers no longer have access to clear the seaweed on Ridgevale. I went there for the first time this year and it was pretty awful. I felt badly for the people...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank MAWondering
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This is the beach I grew up going to and I still love it. This is more of a family oriented beach than a party spot. The beach has two sides, the ocean front one and a more protected inlet. The protected area has very...More

Date of experience: September 2017
6  Thank NYCaliKara
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This beach is picturesque. It has tide pools that the small children really enjoy, and the bay is back to back with the pools. It's funny to see everyone facing whichever way as they focus on whichever beach. There's a snack bar associated with the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 9 September 2017

there are some lovely beaches on the Cape, but this is not one of them. It is small and covered in seawwed. Would not want to sit on this all day (or pay $20 to park). OK for a visit...but go after 5.30 when you...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank SteveC1811
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We have tried stand up paddleboarding in other areas and it was difficult with choppy water and motorboats going by. This place is the best...you can enjoy an approx 4 mile stretch of calm ocean water on inlets, or choose to head out to the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank jd986
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We saw lots of beaches throughout the Cape including Nantucket and the Vineyard. Ridgevale Beach is in the top ten if not top five. Parking is the biggest negative, but it's directly linked to how popular this beach is. The fee was $15-20 to park....More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank CraftBeers
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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