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Beautiful views

When parking here you only have a short time but it's enough to take-in the views and get some... read more

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Steven H
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Turn right along the beach

Turn right when your back is facing the lighthouse and walk along the beach to the amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Shore Road, Chatham, MA 02633
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Reviewed yesterday

When parking here you only have a short time but it's enough to take-in the views and get some photos.

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Turn right when your back is facing the lighthouse and walk along the beach to the amazing “ natural art installation” made of flotsam and jetsam . It’s possible to walk there and back within the 30 min parking allowance . Ignore the coach parties...More

Thank JanC377
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful day for beach walking and viewing seals. I’ve visited the beach many times over the years and, of course, the sand bars always change. This was the first time I’ve seen seals, probably about 50 crowded along the “bar”, very noisy. Also, many...More

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On one side of the road is the beach access and the other is the home for Chatham Light and Coast Guard unit. The beach is relatively flat with stairs at the access point. This area was the Pilgrim's first landing in the New World....More

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Nothing special. A lot of driving for "not much". Just another beach without the waves. We were not impressed and if I didn't have to type 100 characters or more I would have stopped at "Nothing special".

Thank skiwithapro
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We took the jitney from town to this little off-the-beaten path beach. $15 to park, with free shuttle service. Tip the lot attendant/driver--it's worth it.

Thank CapeCodgirl71
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We parked for free for 30minutes and walked down to see the water/sand. No one is able to swim even though the water looks calm. You can see the seals piled up on the sandbar in the distance and even hear them. The sand is...More

Thank jmestyle
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Beautiful beach to visit late afternoon, early evening when the light is just right. Very nice to walk.

Thank Molly L
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Beautiful beach but limited parking time. Plenty of parking above the beach but only for 30 minutes. We did not know where else to park so we went to another beach.

Thank M Q
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous beach. The lighthouse? Meh. Beach is great though -nice and wide age seemed clean and fun to Hang out there

Thank Rebecca G
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June 10, 2017|
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Response from Leo B | Reviewed this property |
During the off season and after normal beach hours.
BevL M
August 4, 2016|
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Response from yogadr | Reviewed this property |
Great question! There is 30 minute parking in the lot along the road at the beach. It is enforced, and during the summer often not available. There is also a parking lot less than a mile away in Chatham center where parking... More