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Nauset Beach, Orleans

4.6
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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  • First - I wouldn't go here with little kids. The waves are big and powerful here - which is why my son likes it. If you're planning on being in the water, I would suggest strong swimmers go - even.....  more »
  • For $20 it was a great beach day! Family friendly, lots of space to spread out, parking wasn’t an issue (we did get there at 9:30am).  more »
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  • 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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