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Lovely beach1

Enjoy the warm waters of the Nantucket sound and the soft white sand. Cape beaches are clean and... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2019
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cool beach!

I was here end of October and it was nearly deserted. What was especially interesting is a recent... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
Rapid City, South Dakota
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Its convenient location makes Kalmus one of the Hyannis area's most popular beaches.
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All reviews great beach ocean side snack bar lot of seaweed two sides wind surfers white sand collecting shells cape beaches bring water shoes quiet beach low tide bath house life guards sea shells scallops in season
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

Enjoy the warm waters of the Nantucket sound and the soft white sand. Cape beaches are clean and protected, still part of the undeveloped seashore so rare to see in the rest of the country!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank darialyman1968
Reviewed November 23, 2018

I was here end of October and it was nearly deserted. What was especially interesting is a recent storm had pushed lots of shells and crabs up on the beach so it was beautiful to get a glimpse of the sealife. And of course fun...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dr-Ing-Dchen
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Who wouldn’t love a white sandy beach on the New England shoreline? It was beautiful, sunny blue skies and only one other person there at the time(I was early October). There is no better place to feel the power of the sea and the magnificent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kidsfirst1
Reviewed October 3, 2018

A short stop when driving through area, pulled up at JFK and veteran memorials then down to a sandy beach with some good views and a few shells for beach-combing.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lilacwheaty
Reviewed September 23, 2018

The parking was fantastic (and free). The beach was well kept. I never saw any trash at all! The signage was very clear about where the swimming area versus the wind surfing area were. I was surprised by the amount of seaweed and shells on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jen K
Reviewed September 16, 2018

I did not want to have to pay $20.00 to park, it was too hot to be in the sun all day, I drove in around 4:00 pm and did not have to pay, the snack bar was still open.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hollywood0653
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place, very nice all around!! Perfect for adults with children , yet so calm and attractive place for a couple. Recommended

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Darci S
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Clean calm water. Bring water shoes if you or your kids are sensitive to rocky/Shelly beach sand. Nice snack bar. Good variety of food. No alcohol served. Has a bathroom and outdoor shower.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stephanie V
Reviewed September 1, 2018

20 bucks parking is a ripe-off, rest room closes by 4:30PM!! today 9/1/2018, the staff closed the rest room before 4:15PM, what the heck? where do they expect customer to pee?

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank WEI C
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

First timer, it was amazing, loved the white sand and clear water. It was a quiet beach, even with the people. More like a revered beach. Loved the scenery and atmosphere.

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 20, 2018|
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Response from aunicorn30 | Reviewed this property |
It's not a huge parking lot. I would say early in the day too ensure a spot! We were at a local hotel so we walked there.
July 13, 2018|
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Response from MelissaG3605 | Reviewed this property |
No. Please keep in mind that the beach is fairly small and is set among private houses and beachfront and rented cottages. Although it is a great place to collect shells and see the sunrise and sunset I have to rate it... More
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Don C | Reviewed this property |
Just there on July 4th. No walkin fees. Cars are $20.00 for the day.