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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. 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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  • Only a few families there in october. Some had dogs which was nice. Sea lions out playing in water. Big sand cliffs. Not many shells but lots of neat rocks.  more »
  • You have to walk many stairs to get down to the beach. Tide was low, so there was a lot of Beach. But the wind was blowing causing the surf to rise. Not really cold for an October. The kids from the l...  more »
  • Spent an afternoon roaming, playing, taking in the scenery. Beautiful beach for relaxing and enjoying the day.  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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