Trip Planner:   USA  /  Massachusetts  /  Cape Cod  /  Orleans  /  Nauset Beach

Nauset Beach, Orleans

4.6
#1 of 14 in Things to do in Orleans
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.
Create an itinerary including Nauset Beach
map
Nauset Beach Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
579 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • October 2, 2017
    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), re...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    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.  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    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...  more »
Google
  • July 2, 2017
    Clean beach hidden beneath beautiful sand dunes that is quite wide at low tide. Life guards on duty, very busy but not overcrowded even on a very sunny, hot 4th of July weekend. Clam shack (Liam's) with every imaginable fried seafood dish, milkshakes, coffees, etc. on offer. Showers, bathrooms and a large parking.
  • March 8, 2017
    MUST GO! Been going to this beach since I was little. Definitely a fun AND safe spot! Good for kids, booth boarding, surfing, swimming and my personal favorite, tanning. If you walk out on the public beach in the summer make sure to get there before 10, it can get packed. But don't worry you can always find a spot no matter the time of day. Life guard on staff and local EMT on site.
  • January 21, 2017
    The beach is nice and clean. Saw several surfers braving January-cold water and taking on the waves. Good place to shoot videos and take photos. Also nice for jogging and walking.
  • July 3, 2017
    Very pretty and such cold water!
  • July 6, 2017
    Plenty of parking, lots of space and a gorgeous view.

Plan your trip to Orleans

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Orleans

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Orleans by other users

33 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 35 days in Cape Cod BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Cape Cod BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Cape Cod BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans