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Chatham Pier and Fish Market

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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Fascinating place

We happened past the Chatham Pier when the fishing boats were coming in and decided to stop. So... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Huntsville, Alabama
Very interesting spectacle

Arrived at Chatham pier around midday, and parked easily in the car park. After climbing the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Waterfront Fish Market and Take-Out fried Seafood serving the finest fresh local seafood. Homemade prepare foods and smoked fish.
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Barcliff Avenue, Chatham, MA 02633-2303
+1 508-945-3474
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Reviewed yesterday

We happened past the Chatham Pier when the fishing boats were coming in and decided to stop. So glad we did. There's a raised wooden platform where you can watch the boats unload their catch without getting in the way. We probably spent 30 minutes...More

Thank RocketCitytraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago

Arrived at Chatham pier around midday, and parked easily in the car park. After climbing the steps to the viewing platform two fully laden fishing boats arrived to unload their enormous catch of dogfish. Were able to watch the unloading and also to see several...More

Thank PaulMakings
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Puerto watch the fishing boats unload their catch. It was interesting to see how the fish went from the boats to the trucks. You can’t have a weak stomach to watch and smell the fish. All the fish had been cleaned at...More

Thank dandt65
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking can be tricky, but great deck overlooking the fishing vessels unloading their catch (definitely not for the squeamish but this is how it's done, folks). Kids were interested in the fishing vessels and had a blast seeing the seals close up. Worth stopping if...More

Thank smolchaji
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chatham town is famously picturesque, but make sure to get to the seaside! Stay east on Main till you reach Shore Dr., head north a bit to the Fish Pier. Park [easier in off-season], go to the pier watch deck and enjoy the ocean delights........More

Thank AncestorBug
Reviewed 1 week ago

a picturesque setting - at a working pier - watch the fishing boats and the seals and then have some fish and chips - very nice fish and chips - just like UK version. On the day we went sadly a computer glitch meant no...More

Thank Barry W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to bring kids to watch the process of hauling fish off the fishing boats while seals wait for scraps.Great photo ops of the famous Cape Cod landscapes and seascapes.

Thank ElleLaJolla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our annual visits to Cape Cod, we stop at many beaches known for seeing seals in September—and the Chatham fishing pier is the absolute best to see many seals at once! Go during early afternoon when the commercial fishing boats come in—it’s GREAT!

Thank Holly F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect for our rainy day on the cape- seeing the seals out there was so much fun! Fishing boats coming in and also grabbing a bite to eat at the fish market- check it out- you won’t be disappointed.

Thank Rdpage2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seals are reclusive and distrustful- but at the pier you can be standing 5 feet away and they don't care. Keep your hands tucked away and DO NOT FEED THEM. The wildlife is in the water but the offal from the fishing is tossed in...More

Thank Linda P
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April 1, 2017|
Response from michael m | Reviewed this property |
Captain Mike on the Magic. Visit his website. Abdow Magic I believe. Or Abdow fishing. He leaves from the Chatham fish pier. Good sized boat. We used him for a striper charter and it was great.
Susan V
September 18, 2016|
Response from Carol T | Reviewed this property |
Barcliff Avenue, Chatham
Annette B
September 10, 2016|
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Response from MaBay2016 | Reviewed this property |
There are some seals around when there are fishing boats at the docks. Otherwise you can see seals hauled out at low tide opposite the Chatham Bars Inn.