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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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  • This is not a safe swimming beach. There is nothing much to see or do here. Surf and waves are high and dangerous, great potential for drop offs and undertows everywhere. Usually, high howling winds a...  more »
  • Rolling surf ( with seals playing off shore if you're lucky) , great view , Ample parking , snack shack ( Liam's), Miles of sandy beach, a rock collectors Mecca.  more »
  • Great beach very beautiful, plenty of parking usually nice surf. Great beautiful place to see the sunrise in the morning or take a walk.  more »
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  • 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.
  • One of the best beaches on the cape. Excellent parking and great showers and rest rooms. Liams is great food too.
  • 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.