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Best Beach on the East Coast (Sorry St. Pete!)

At this time of the year it is a great place to walk in the afternoon. It feels wild. It sounds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joseph M
East Sandwich, United States
Nice walking beach

This is a nice beach , great for long walks, watch the seals maybe see a whale or two. We have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Welland, Canada
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250 Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2908
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At this time of the year it is a great place to walk in the afternoon. It feels wild. It sounds wild. There are very few people on the beach.

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice beach , great for long walks, watch the seals maybe see a whale or two. We have been coming here for 14 years now and never been disappointed in the least

Thank Oldblue1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Off season in Oct is great. Pristine beach for endless walks. Great for sunrise, sunset and evening walks.

Thank TrailBlazer19766
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This beach is usually too cold too swim in comfortably. In August I eventually got used to it and found a nice sandbar where people were surfing and body boarding. It’s great for walking and watching seals. But great white sharks patrol these waters regularly...More

2  Thank Cartman1968
Reviewed 1 October 2018

One of the Cape's most beautiful beaches. Wide, plenty of room to spread out, gaze at infinity or just relax. Sea life abounds, including sharks. Huge parking lot.

Thank JohnK3353
Reviewed 28 September 2018

The walk down to the beach (plus the rest rooms) are long gone from the recent bad storms but they have put up temporary facilities until something new is built. We visited on a rather dreary day but the atmosphere is always wonderful no matter...More

1  Thank Hooked_on_travel77
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We loved watching the surfers, although after shark attacks I would not be in the water. The beach is beautiful, with great waves and very windy. A must see.

1  Thank carol16th
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Despite the incredible surf, the undertow, the seals and possibility of sharks we spent a lot of time at the beach. Just running around at the waters edge and walking up and down the beach, it was so beautiful. Having grown up at the ocean...More

2  Thank Flyer732466
Reviewed 19 September 2018

The water was so cold and refreshing. The seals at sunrise and sunset were a cool site to see. Just beware of the sharks.

Thank fdarcy2018
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Loved this beach. Free access after Labor Day during the week. Bathrooms in parking lot. Access path to beach. Very clean. Seals swimming by very close to shore. Great beach for long walks. Not crowded at all.

Thank kkm68
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3 July 2018|
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Response from ejrumphol | Reviewed this property |
We had went during the week, and did not have to pay to park. What I did notice is that on the weekend someone was at the gate and parking was $20.00. Be careful of beaches in the cape cod area, as towns have their own... More
20 April 2018|
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Response from Robert O | Reviewed this property |
There are many parking spaces at Nauset though it fills quickly in the summer - July & August. best to get there before 11:00am.
8 August 2017|
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Response from tripmomRochester_NY | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the temp but I find all the Cape Cod waters pretty cold. The Ocean side (East) tends to be colder than the bay side. The beaches are fabulous for sitting, watching the waves and the seals but I don't tend to... More