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Take I-94 to M-43 until you reach South Haven. Continue into town and take a left after crossing the bridge for the harbor. You will see signs for North Beach Public Access. Parking fee is $5 during summer.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Marc Kuder
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest
Good wind directionNorthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementDon't know
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Private beach
Always check conditions before going. Best waves occur during, before, and after stormy weather. No lifeguards on site so surf with someone. Strong undertow at times. More people skimboard here then surf. Also, the water can be very cold so bring a wetsuit.
South Haven is a small tourist town dotted with condos. Nice days attract moderate crowds of a few hundred. Barrels are rare to nil. There are some snack shops along the beach but the service is terrible and the food overpriced. Go into town if you want food or bring your own. Locals are pretty friendly but most of the people that go on holidays/sunny days are from out of town (as far away as Illinois).
If you plan on going, don't expect the best of conditions. Stay for the nice atmosphere, sun, and sandy beaches. There's a public skatepark on South Beach (Other side of the pier) in case the surf is terrible/flat.
By Lee the Limey , 05-06-2006
Looks like a good day in Nantcuket! - Sick! Must be triple over ankle of the Seagull! Looks just like Nantucket in the summer!
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