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Nauset Beach

Orleans, MA
+1 508-240-3780
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The wind was blowing, the water was full of waves

You have to walk many stairs to get down to the beach. Tide was low, so there was a lot of Beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan M
Warren, Michigan
via mobile
Picture perfect

Spent an afternoon roaming, playing, taking in the scenery. Beautiful beach for relaxing and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“clam shack” (28 reviews)
“great waves” (23 reviews)
“cold water” (16 reviews)
Orleans, MA
+1 508-240-3780
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to walk many stairs to get down to the beach. Tide was low, so there was a lot of Beach. But the wind was blowing causing the surf to rise. Not really cold for an October. The kids from the local high school...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent an afternoon roaming, playing, taking in the scenery. Beautiful beach for relaxing and enjoying the day.

Thank savvychic82
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has to be one of the nicest beaches on the Cape. Sandy beach as far as you can see in both directions. We were there at end of season so very few people but it is such a large beach it could easily handle...More

Thank c0untrygal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think of this beautiful beach all year long and it is always a thrill to anticipate it's coming into view as one approaches from Beach Road in East Orleans. It has a great place to eat (Liams's), rest rooms and a good sized parking...More

Thank allwhowonder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family has been coming here for years. It is a beautiful beach very nice to walk and the last time we were there we got to see shark tagging being done by the local expert.

Thank Maura R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our last night in Orleans and there was a bonfire and music on the beach. Although it was very foggy, this is a lovely beach to walk along, sandy, and there are toilet facilities with a large car park. The beach was packed with people...More

Thank lizy228
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went today to watch the waves from tropical storm, place was pretty crowded. Great place to go to see a coastal storm, have been in summer and is one of best on Cape. Has snack shack and little shop open in season. Ample parking, restrooms...More

Thank Truesdale D
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I have traveled all over the world, including Hawaii and Australia, but Nauset Beach is my favorite beach! The waves and sand bars make it perfect for body surfing and boogie boarding - especially at low tide. The pristine beach goes on for miles in...More

Thank Kristin F
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Worth the trip - one of the prettiest beaches on cape cod -- don't miss this beach--get up early to see the sunrise

Thank Annette W
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The town of Orleans manages Nauset Beach, but the beach is not separate from the 30-mile National Seashore stretch of beaches. Parking at Nauset, you can walk for miles in the sand, swimming anywhere. It's one of the very best public beaches in the USA....More

Thank Bob M
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Questions & Answers
7 August 2017|
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Response from burger63 | Reviewed this property |
Generally the water is cold with an average of 65 degrees. They Bay is warmer and depending on a late tide and sunshine but a late high tide on the bay can make the water feel like bath water
14 October 2016|
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Response from boday2016 | Reviewed this property |
No, The beach closes on Labor Day.
3 July 2016|
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Response from chebert | Reviewed this property |
There are sharks. Since there are seals they are there. Caution and common sense are the key. Life guards keep a pretty good watch if they are in the area and will let swimmers know. The fee was $20 and it also gave you... More