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Surf, seals and sharks but well worth the visit!

Despite the incredible surf, the undertow, the seals and possibility of sharks we spent a lot of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Flyer732466
Awesome Ocean Beach

The water was so cold and refreshing. The seals at sunrise and sunset were a cool site to see. Just... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
fdarcy2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love the Cape, but you are on your own with regard to sharks. After Labor Day, no lifeguards or medical staff are present on the main beach, so you cab't get in the water with any sense of safety, Look for shark sightings on...More

Thank NancyNordicrun
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach with very big waves and a serious undertow. It is fun to watch the seals swimming by - literally about 10 feet from the shore. They are unfortunately attracting great white sharks which have been spotted by the dozen in this area. Not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Access free after Labor Day, during the week. Beach clean Acess to beach a little difficult, but well worth the trek

Thank stinckweed
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beach. Clean, large, Was high tide when we arrived with known recent shark sightings. Still went as my children wanted to see the beach here. Only went in water to knees. There were sharks this day so we left.

Thank jdfawley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach has high surf, cold water and shark sightings, but it is magnificent. You have to pay to park -$20 the day I was there. It is nature’s glory at its best!

Thank annmarie02151
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun town beach. Cold, cold water, but if you enjoy the beach as much as I do, you live for this. Small waves the first of my 2 visits. Rocky entering and exiting, so wear your rubber duckies if you need to! Good facilities, but...More

Thank XSki007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went by to see the beach and the wonderful sand and surf. Enjoyed a snack of clams and fries at the snack shack. Love this beach and try to get here at the end of every summer.

Thank babybatman8
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ArbieEffie
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
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ToddS2232
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.
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daleandsue1
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
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