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Nauset Light Beach

Where: Cable Rd, Eastham

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Surf

Amenities:
  • Amenities:
  • ParkingParking
  • LifeguardsLifeguards
  • BathBath
  • ShowersShowers

Good for: Skimboarding, Surfing, Swimming

About Nauset Light Beach: Nauset Light beach is a wide, sandy beach. There is good surf and if you are lucky you may see some seals in the water!

Reviews (20 reviews total)


Easthampton, MA
4 reviews
Member since: Jul 2014

8/27/2016

The setting by the lighthouse is very nostalgic to us. The parking area is limited, but we like to go to the beach early in the morning, so that is not a problem.


USA
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2015

7/23/2016

This is a beautiful beach with a rapidly eroding dune.
Limited parking keeps the beach from being overcrowded. The lot usually fills up by 9:30-10:00 but if you come a little later you can wait in line for a space to become available. The beach walk down to Coast Guard Beach and back during low tide is beautiful.
Make sure you take the lighthouse tour on Tues. or Wed. in the late/afternoon/evening.


Buffalo, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2014

10/17/2015

My dad started my love affair with Cape Cod when I was 10 years old, over 60 years ago. We stayed in N. Truro and made a visit to Nauset Light Beach. The waves were large and stole my heart. Every time I've been on the Cape since, I've made a visit to this beach. The amount of erosion that has occurred is amazing, even requiring moving the light house back from the shore. This year we walked a mile or more down the beach, being enthralled with the waves, the birds, the shells as well as the beautiful white sand. We've been there in storms as well, including the day after Hurricane Sandy in 2013. The power of the ocean in that time was enough to impress anyone. I love Nauset no matter the weather or season. I still need to see it in winter and hope to do that before long.


USA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2015

8/15/2015

I saw a family of seals swim by. There were not a lot of people there. I could bike to it and did not have to pay for parking


Valley Cottage, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2015

6/28/2015

Beautiful, clean, and visually magnificent.


UK
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2007

6/13/2015

Although the steps provide a good workout to get on and off the beach, it's well worth it! You can walk for miles in either direction, spotting the seals and, once away from the lifeguarded area, there is space to sit and stare.


Wallingford, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2015

8/9/2014

The children enjoyed the delightful waves, the adults enjoyed the cool breezes.


South Hadley, MA
3 reviews
Member since: Sep 2010

7/26/2014

Very quiet and clean and you can bring your dog.


Needham Heights, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2014

7/19/2014

The beach is relaxing for adults with plenty of activity for the kids. The change in tide throughout the days makes boogie boarding to skim boarding fun for all. There is always a nice breeze and it is never to hot even on 90+ days. Having the life guards there as well is reassuring.


Yonkers, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2010

6/21/2014

Part of National Seashore- Dog friendly!


West Springfield, MA
3 reviews
Member since: Aug 2007

6/8/2014

Loved walking along the shore and seeing the seals.


Miami, FL
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2013

9/3/2013

Could view seals and very nice beach for families.


USA
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2013

8/24/2013

Seals galore! We had an amazing time swimming with seals everywhere. It is impossible to pick one favorite beach, truly, in this area, but our most memorable experience was at Nauset Light.


Reading, MA
4 reviews
Member since: Jun 2011

8/17/2013

Have loved this dramatic beach for decades. Nature at its most beautiful! The view as spectacular as you walk down the steps from the parking lot to the sand. As a treasured part of our National Seashore, the beach is kept in pristine condition. Have not been to it the past few years as the surf there would be too rough for the little ones now in our family. But when they grow older, it will be my joy to introduce them to Nauset Light Beach.


Saddle River, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2014

8/17/2013

It was just great, clean, neat, showers, whales, seals just like on a book.


UK
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2012

7/28/2013

Wonderful sea, surf and sand but get there early!


2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2013

7/27/2013

Nauset Beach was beautiful with clean water and excellent surf


Danbury, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2013

7/13/2013

This beach is less crowded than others in the area, probably due to limited parking.


West Brookfield, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2013

6/29/2013

Easy to escape the usual crowed beach. Clean, nice surf.


Reading, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2013

6/22/2013

Beautiful with big waves. Clean and so much fun.