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Nauset Beach, Orleans

(4.6/5 based on 500+ 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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  • Grew up summers on the cape - so nauset was our weekend hang out. The beach is awesome, the waves are great and the water is absolutely refreshing (in other words - pretty darn cold). I take my kids t...  more »
  • It is a gorgeous beach to walk, even in the brutal cold winds of March. We hit sunshine and the glistening whitecaps made spectacular photos. Then we noticed the sea creatures. There is a new billboar...  more »
  • Great beach for spending the afternoon enjoying the ocean views. The beach is very big, you can walk down further to find a quite spot. When I was there I saw many seals very close to the water. The w...  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