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Duck Harbor Beach

Duck Harbor Road, Wellfleet, MA
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Low tide isn’t fine

Came here during low tide (at sunset) and was not impressed. The water is warmer on the bay side of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Matt R
via mobile
great beach for sunsets

Duck Harbor is a great beach for watching the sunset. The sun sets right into the water. It's... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
liamsaunt
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Duck Harbor Road, Wellfleet, MA
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here during low tide (at sunset) and was not impressed. The water is warmer on the bay side of the cape, but this beach certainly wasn’t worth it at low tide. The dunes headed to the beach were very nice, but the beach itself...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Duck Harbor is a great beach for watching the sunset. The sun sets right into the water. It's usually not too crowded, even in high season. The beach is rocky near the water, and sandy further up from shore. You need to climb a small...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Duck harbor Beach is very quiet. We didn't stay very long Just enough to see the beach and stretch our legs. The water was at low tide when we got there. we want to go back and see more.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

At the end of a long road outside of town you'll find Duck Harbor beach. The parking lot is big, although everything's crowded in the summer in Wellfleet. The beach is long and flat, and there's plenty of room to spread out. It is rocky...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Anyone who is fortunate enough to find this breathtaking panorama of the beach and inlet is most fortunate. At high tide the boats can come and go....at low tide the flats seem to go on forever, where oysters are harvested by the local residents and...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, quiet location on the bay side of north Wellfleet to watch the sunset. Parking is decent (no non-residents allowed during the day), but recommended arrival is an hour before sunset. Lovely views of Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown and Race Point. Take an hour or...More

Thank Tom D
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Good views of sunset. We came here after 5 PM when you are not required to have a town beach sticker. Parking lot is gravel and a little small. Unfortunately, you need a sticker to park at the beach between 8AM and 5PM and out...More

Thank Christopher L
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

It can be hard to find Duck Harbor but keep trying. Just make sure to be ahead of the time posted for sunset and maybe bring a beach chair. It is always the best spot to end a summer day!

1  Thank JRenfrew
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The best thing about Duck Harbor is the view. Looking West, you can see the Pilgrim Tower on Provincetown. The beach is a bit rocky but nice, and not over-populated.

1  Thank silvasas
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

This beach is known for great sunsets and a lot of seals to watch. Just remember to bring your bug spray. Dogs are also welcome.

Thank joen803
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Jannie268
28 July 2015|
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I also have bad knees. I think that this beach is far easier to get to than others in Wellfleet. You do have to walk up and down a small dune but it is nothing like the one in front of The Beachcomber at Cahoon Hollow.
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