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Nauset Beach, Orleans

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
Go for a swim, stroll along the beach, or sunbathe at Nauset Beach. Admire scenic views of the ocean and animals who live here; seals frequent the beach, and whales can occasionally be spotted offshore. You can participate in activities ranging from bass fishing to surfing, but bear in mind that the beach has time restrictions and prohibited areas. If you get a special permit, you can take off-road vehicles onto the beach. Bathroom facilities and food stalls offering seafood and fast food sit within easy access of the beach. To visit Nauset Beach and get the most from your holiday in Orleans, create itinerary details personal to you using our Orleans visit planner.
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  • Nice beach but a little rocky at low tide. Bottom drops off a bit after you walk through the rocks. Restrooms and portajohns plus food truck area. Parking is a bit overpriced at $30 for the day...  more »
  • This is a great beach - spacious, clean, restrooms and lifeguards. Great surfing and body boarding with the big waves. Lots of seals which can mean sharks but we aren't too concerned - lifeguards put....  more »
  • Beautiful beach with amenities; to include bathrooms, changing stalls, places to wash sand off, and food trucks. There are great white sharks in the area (and the lifeguards will get people out of the water if there’s a sighting) but it’s the ocean...the sharks live there. I would definitely come back here!
  • This is a great beach! Soft sand and the water is usually warm enough to hop in (as long as there are no shark sightings). Watch the time of the rises if you're bringing little ones. It can be tough when coming back in.

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