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Ridgevale Beach, Cape Cod

Chatham, MA

41.672351° N, -70.006449° W

Where: Ridgevale Drive, Chatham View Map

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Calm

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Good for: Swimming, Walking

About

One of the largest beaches in Chatham, it is popular beach to go to in the summer. The calm waters make it ideal for swimming. There is parking available for $15 a day.

Reviews

3 rated reviews | 25 total reviews


Hillsborough, NJ
13 reviews
Member since: Sep 2009

8/17/2019

Ridgevale provides a wide, expansive beach with beautiful views of the sound. There's also a tidal pool that's wonderful for families with young children. This beach also has a great snack bar where they serve lunch, as well as snacks and ice cream.


Simsbury, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2017

8/9/2019

We love Ridgevale, because it has quiet spots for adults, and the tidepools and inlets for small children. This year, the seaweed was worse, which was distressing. It is still a great, great beach. We also loved First Encounter, in Eastham, which was much cleaner.


Parker, CO
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2015

7/27/2019

We love Ridgevale Beach! Great little shop with yummy ice cream and a nice estuary for the little kids to play in. Sandbars and plenty of waves on the Sound side for fun big kid play time.


2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2018

7/20/2019

a paradise for kids - tidal pools with lots of sea life at low tide


Hillsborough, NJ
13 reviews
Member since: Sep 2009

8/18/2018

This is a great beach for families with young children. There's a tidal pool where the kids play and catch crabs and other small sea creatures. There is also a snack bar that has lunch items, snacks and ice cream.


Avon, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2010

7/28/2018

Ridgevale was terrific for all ages. Nice sand, good Sound swimming (lots of kelp, but once you get past it, the water was fine, with small waves) and really cool inlets where our tween and teens had a lot of fun wading and catching & releasing crabs. Good snack shack; has porta-potties rather than bathrooms, but they were OK. Recommend bringing hand sanitizer, as the dispensers were empty.


Austin, TX
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2018

7/7/2018

Great for all...ocean, pond, snacks, restroom, and proximity to Chatham!


Birmingham, AL
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2018

5/24/2018

Within walking distance to this rental home [Chatham Vacation Rental ID 30714]. A really nice family beach with lots to do (fun waves, swim to sandbars, sailboat rentals, river for kayaking/paddleboards. Recommend going there after dinner for peaceful walk and great sunset.


Schenectady, NY
3 reviews
Member since: Jul 2009

7/22/2017

My child simply loves it. Lots of gentle, wading waters for kids; the swimming on the sound is great, too. Tide going in or out makes for changes by the hour.


USA
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2017

7/1/2017

Beautiful beach with lifeguards. And a paddling pond also


Holmes, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2017

8/26/2016

Our boys love Ridgevale...at low tide, pools form that are filled with fish, crabs, clams and more! Come prepared with nets and buckets and they are busy for hours...before the tide comes in and we release all the sea creatures!


West Brookfield, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2016

8/20/2016

We had little children with us so this beach was perfect. It had tide pools to explore and sand bars to walk on. You could float on a boogie board on a natural inlet. The water had gentle waves and crystal clear pools to catch minnows and collect shells. The scenery was beautiful.


Hillsborough, NJ
13 reviews
Member since: Sep 2009

8/20/2016

Love the tidal pools where the children play and explore.


Nantucket, MA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2017

7/17/2016

Crystal-clear waters. This beach is a great for families! Snack bar, sailboat rentals and bathroom facilities. Just a short walk from the house (Chatham Vacation Rental ID 28173) so we were able to avoid any parking fees!


Hillsborough, NJ
13 reviews
Member since: Sep 2009

8/22/2015

Besides the sound there is a tidal pool where children can play and explore in shallow water, the tide washes in and out every day and brings with it all kinds of interesting sea life.


United States
3 reviews
Member since: May 2014

7/22/2015

Ridgevale Beach is beautiful! The shallow tide pools are perfect for children. There's a great snack bar and small sailboats for rent. Good parking, but 15./day.


Hillsborough, NJ
13 reviews
Member since: Sep 2009

8/23/2014

The tidal pools are great for children to explore and learn about nature and certain forms a sea life.


Wayland, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2012

8/16/2014

We love Ridgevale Beach - it is so close and easy and really offers it all! It has the big beach and ocean some are looking for, and also has all the tide pools and waterways that occupy the kids for hours. There are also bathroom facilities (though not luxury by any means!) and a snack bar. We spent hours there many days in a row!


USA
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2013

8/16/2014

Perfect beach for low & high tides, making it great for kids of all ages. At low tide, crabs are easy to catch, you can ride the water, and the shallow water makes it perfect for little ones. Older kids can walk out to the various sandbars. Food is also available for sale.


Scarsdale, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2014

8/9/2014

The Nantucket Sound is best with kids and this beach we all enjoyed.


New York, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2014

7/19/2014

Get there before 10:30 for a parking spot and buy a weekly beach sticker, its worth it! There is a small marsh area great for kids to explore. The sand is clean and there is a snack bar.


Needham, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2013

8/10/2013

It was about a 10 minute drive, but always a favorite for us because it is so family friendly. It has port-o-potties that are kept fairly clean and has the concession stand. During mid to low tide the children have so much fun exploring the river and tidal pools and it is safe for floats, etc. Definitely bring pails and nets! My husband likes it because you can go to the ocean side and rent a Sunfish, kayak or paddle board.


2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2013

7/20/2013

Clean, safe, lifeguard,good café and great shallow areas for young children to paddle.


Morris Plains, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2014

6/22/2013

Close to the cottage [ID 11440] and safe for kids! Great beach!


Streetsboro, OH
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2014

6/16/2012

Very kid friendly with tide pool - perfect for kids to swim, play and catch hermit crabs!

Ridgevale Beach Vacation Rentals

Chatham
ID 31835
2 BR
1 bath
Sleeps 6
Oceanfront Chatham Seaside Cottage
Oceanfront Chatham Seaside Cottage
Distance to beach: 1/10 mile to Ridgevale Beach
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Chatham
ID 13278
3 BR
1 bath
Sleeps 6
4 minute walk to Nantucket Sound beach
4 minute walk to Nantucket Sound beach
Distance to beach: 2/10 mile to Ridgevale Beach
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Chatham
ID 29949
Chatham
ID 32116
5 BR
3 baths
Sleeps 12
Close To Ridgevale Beach With Lots Of Privacy
Close To Ridgevale Beach With Lots Of Privacy
Distance to beach: 4/10th of a mile to Ridgevale Beach
Chatham
ID 4560
4 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 11
Ridgevale-Walk to Beach-pets considered-spacious home
Ridgevale-Walk to Beach-pets considered-spacious home
Distance to beach: 4/10th's mile to Ridgevale Beach
48 reviews read reviews
Chatham
ID 31843
3 BR
1 bath
Sleeps 5
Cute Chatham Beach House Walk to Ridgevale Beach
Cute Chatham Beach House Walk to Ridgevale Beach
Distance to beach: Just a short 1/3 mile walk to Ridgevale Beach
2 reviews read reviews
Ridgevale Beach
ID 6201
3 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 8
Walk to Ridgevale Beach w/ Central AC
Walk to Ridgevale Beach w/ Central AC
Distance to beach: 4 tenths of a mile to Ridgevale Beach
50 reviews read reviews
Chatham ,Ridgevale beach
ID 28173
3 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 8
Charming Ridgevale Beach Home with Central AC
Charming Ridgevale Beach Home with Central AC
Distance to beach: 4/10 mile to beach Ridgevale Beach
11 reviews read reviews
S. Chatham
ID 25053
3 BR
2 ½ baths
Sleeps 6
Newly Restored Cottage
Newly Restored Cottage
Distance to beach: Ridgevale Beach, Nantucket Sound 3/10 mile
1 review read review

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