Ridgevale Beach's tidal pools, large sandy beach and lifeguards on duty make this the most popular family beach on Nantucket Sound. It offers soft sands and warm, calm waters with a winding creek and an inlet that leads to a cove that is fun for young children to explore as they try to catch hermit crabs and other sea creatures
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Many children gather together to play in Ridgevale's tidal pools that are tucked back behind the main ocean-front beach and form friendships that last a lifetime. The warm, calmer waters of Nantucket Sound make for ideal swimming well past Labor Day and the tidal pools, large sandy beach and lifeguard on-duty make for a perfect family day at the beach.
The snack bar has a good selection of simple lunch time fare and treats, as well as beach essentials like pails, shovels, Frisbees, towels, chairs, nets, etc. There is normally ample parking. There are bathrooms and food available at the Ridgevale snack bar.
Non-resident daily parking is $15, while a one-week sticker is $60 and a season sticker is $125. Beach stickers for non-resident parking can only be purchased with cash at the on-site beach booth. Residents can purchase stickers at the booths or at the permit office at 283 George Ryder Road. If you're staying longer then a week go ahead and get a season pass.