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Nauset Beach

Orleans, MA
(508) 240-3780
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Beautiful beach

My family has been coming here for years. It is a beautiful beach very nice to walk and the last... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maura R
Nashua, New Hampshire
Party on the beach

Our last night in Orleans and there was a bonfire and music on the beach. Although it was very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“clam shack” (28 reviews)
“great waves” (23 reviews)
“cold water” (16 reviews)
Orleans, MA
(508) 240-3780
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My family has been coming here for years. It is a beautiful beach very nice to walk and the last time we were there we got to see shark tagging being done by the local expert.

Thank Maura R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our last night in Orleans and there was a bonfire and music on the beach. Although it was very foggy, this is a lovely beach to walk along, sandy, and there are toilet facilities with a large car park. The beach was packed with people...More

Thank lizy228
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went today to watch the waves from tropical storm, place was pretty crowded. Great place to go to see a coastal storm, have been in summer and is one of best on Cape. Has snack shack and little shop open in season. Ample parking, restrooms...More

Thank Truesdale D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have traveled all over the world, including Hawaii and Australia, but Nauset Beach is my favorite beach! The waves and sand bars make it perfect for body surfing and boogie boarding - especially at low tide. The pristine beach goes on for miles in...More

Thank Kristin F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the trip - one of the prettiest beaches on cape cod -- don't miss this beach--get up early to see the sunrise

Thank Annette W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The town of Orleans manages Nauset Beach, but the beach is not separate from the 30-mile National Seashore stretch of beaches. Parking at Nauset, you can walk for miles in the sand, swimming anywhere. It's one of the very best public beaches in the USA....More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stop looking, this is the beach you are looking for! First found Nauset Beach in 2016 and have returned 3 times sense (we live in upstate NY) well worth the trip! Beautiful, clean, white sand beach with fantastic waves all day! Popular beach and crowded...More

Thank mary m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

September 5th is a big day ......for DOGS !!! They are allowed on the beach the day after Labor Day ......on a lead !!! To see your dog run on the beach is a real treat. Nauset is a real treat for anyone at any...More

Thank Shitzky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best beach in cape cod for surf, but great overall! Well worth a day! Also good snack bar with the best onion rings ever!

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like to come to this beach after Labor Day! Then it uncrowned and no cost to park. It it a beautiful beach and seals are very entertaining!

Thank Carol T
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Questions & Answers
8 August 2017|
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Response from burger63 | Reviewed this property |
Generally the water is cold with an average of 65 degrees. They Bay is warmer and depending on a late tide and sunshine but a late high tide on the bay can make the water feel like bath water
14 October 2016|
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Response from boday2016 | Reviewed this property |
No, The beach closes on Labor Day.
3 July 2016|
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Response from chebert | Reviewed this property |
There are sharks. Since there are seals they are there. Caution and common sense are the key. Life guards keep a pretty good watch if they are in the area and will let swimmers know. The fee was $20 and it also gave you... More