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Nauset Beach, Orleans

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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. Before you head to Orleans, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Orleans itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Orleans has to offer, including Nauset Beach.
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  • We mainly visit Nauset Beach because we wanted to see the lighthouse and in order to park and go to the lighthouse you have to pay $20 at the beach parking area as there is no other parking. The beach...  more »
  • We arrived on a beautiful summers day and were directed into the overflow car park as the main car park was full. There was me, my wife, my 11 and 8 year old, $20's for the days parking. As the girl t...  more »
  • Beautiful beach; $20/day parking charge unless you have a residents' sticker. Crowded near entrance, but head left or right and you'll have plenary of elbow room. Shark sightings kept us out of the (c...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very pretty and such cold water!
  • Plenty of parking, lots of space and a gorgeous view.

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