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Nauset Beach, Orleans
(4.6/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
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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  • First of all, it is $25 for parking and you better bring your 4x4 because you park right on the beach! We had been in Harwich the day before and the water was surprisingly warm. However, the water at ...  more »
  • Love Cape Cod beaches. Beautiful stretches of white sand. Tbe sea was rough today, but saw a seal and several whales from a bluff several miles north. 
  • Our absolute favorite spot. Arrive early if you can, stay to the left and enter the beach from there to avoid the huge crowds. Still a short walk to facilities, showers, and Liam's clam shack (best on...  more »
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  • Nice Beach, soft sand. Water is cool. Lifeguards on site. The beach seems to stay pretty crowded. There ate amenities on site (bathrooms and food). Parking was easy but pricey ($20 for the day). Recommended!
  • Best beach on cape cod. Good surf. Plenty of parking. Not officially in the national seashore but just as nice. Park is run by the town. Not a long walk to the water. I always spot some seals when I'm there and one time I even saw a dolphin. Haven't seen any sharks but there are warnings frequently. Whatever. Still won't keep me out of the water. Love this place. I go every year.
  • Great beach with nice and clean sand. The water is clear but is the coldest I ever get into. The parking is very expensive, 20$ for the day!
  • Our favorite beach on the cape. Great waves, seal sightings, Liam's snack bar, and convenient parking.
  • Nice Beach! First time visitors, please remember to get $20 cash for parking as they don't accept cards