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Nauset Beach, year around, rain or shine, is a spectacular beach on the Atlantic coast!

Any season of the year Nauset Beach provides a place to walk for miles and have a breath taking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Camie F
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 5 weeks ago
Joseph M
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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250 Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2908
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any season of the year Nauset Beach provides a place to walk for miles and have a breath taking view of the ocean. During storms or on a quiet, sunny day, no matter the time of year or day you will be in awe of...More

Thank Camie F
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 October 25, 2018 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 October 21, 2018

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

Thank TrailBlazer19766
Reviewed September 30, 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 September 30, 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 September 28, 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 September 23, 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 September 18, 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 September 18, 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
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July 2, 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
April 19, 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.
August 7, 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