Where: Cahoon Hollow Rd, Wellfleet View Map
Water Type: Salt water
Good for: Skimboarding, Surfing, Swimming
A popular beach destination in the summer, Cahoon Hollow, is bordered by 75 foot dunes. The sand is white and soft and the water is refreshing. Cahoon Hollow is home to the famous Beachcomber Restaurant. Parking is available for a $15 a day fee.
Jim H.Acton, MA4 reviewsMember since: Jul 2013
Plenty of space to spread out, beautiful views, awesome waves. Saw some seals & sea lions as well.
Laura D.Schenectady, NY2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2021
Not crowded, no seaweed, soft sandy beach
Catherine C.Verona, NJ2 reviewsMember since: Apr 2021
Cool water Clean sand few children no boom boxes
Christine J.Charlestown, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jun 2017
Very beautiful beach and is (maybe) the only beach where you can use the parking fee ($30.00 this season 2021) toward buying food or a clothing item there at the Beachcomer bar and grill. The hill you walk down to the beach seemed better this year, not as steep.
Maureen M.Lynn, MA2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2021
Breath taking views.
Susan B.Manchester, CT2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2012
Get to this beach early and stay all day. You need to be able to climb down the dune to get on the beach. Head back up the dune to have lunch at the Beachcomber then head back to the beach and enjoy the beautiful, private setting.
Kevin A.Tionesta, PA2 reviewsMember since: Oct 2018
It is a beautiful drive to reach Cahoon Hollow Beach and it was not crowded in the evenings in October. A great place to walk our dog and enjoy the sounds and colors of the ocean as the sun sets over the dunes.
Quintin M.Watertown, MA2 reviewsMember since: Aug 2018
Less rocks, better beach, however, the parking situation is not great because it is always full due to the beach and the Beachcomber restaurant. Honestly, next time I will skip the town beach sticker and pay the $20.00 bucks entry fee
Marc M.2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2017
Beachcomber beach. Enough said.
Lynn D.Littleton, MA2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2012
What other beach lets you cash your parking fees in for fabulous food or a cool new tee?! This place has everything! Sun, surf, and fun all around.
Alberta T.Bedford, NH2 reviewsMember since: Apr 2012
The sand dunes and beautiful beach is more than words could describe. There is a restaurant that you can eat at and have drinks before heading home for the day. A must see!
Rose C.Wellfleet, MA2 reviewsMember since: Apr 2017
Located right below the infamous Beachcomber. Pay $20 for parking and you get a voucher for $20 to use on food or merch inside the bar. The beach is clean, has nice waves, and is always a fun time.
janet and joel p.USA1 reviewMember since: Apr 2018
Beautiful dunes. Great views.
Ellen C.Roslindale, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jun 2013
Beautiful ocean vistas, good waves, clean water.
Jen M.Tyngsboro, MA2 reviewsMember since: Aug 2017
Fun beach to take the kids to. Park in the Beachcomber parking lot for $20 and get a $20 food voucher for the restaurant. Walk down a huge sand ramp to the beach below. Lots of space to spread out and great waves for body surfing. Restaurant is yummy and a fun place to eat in your bathing suit. Nothing fancy but good food. Get there early we were there at 9:30 am and the last one let in the lot. After it is full it is one car out, one car in.
Charles O.Needham, MA2 reviewsMember since: Aug 2018
We love the national seashore with the surf and waves. Great to have Beachcomber restaurant there as well.
Jacqueline M.Worcester, MA2 reviewsMember since: Apr 2009
Big Dunes and the Beachcomber is at the top! Not to mention the perfect sandbars.
Diana R.2 reviewsMember since: Apr 2016
Get there early or otherwise you won't be able to get it. There is a restaurant and bar at the top of the hill that you can eat at. Very steep hill to get down so if you have an elderly parent or bad knees you might want to skip this one!
Linda F.2 reviewsMember since: Aug 2015
Cahoon hollow in wellfleet.Spacious, great big waves and beautiful scenic area. Have to walk down very steep hill to get to beach and parking fills up early, so plan ahead.
ellen K.Watertown, MA2 reviewsMember since: May 2016
One of the best parts of vacationing in Wellfleet is that you can sometimes get a permit for a night time fire for grilling and picnics.
Nicole P.USA2 reviewsMember since: Apr 2014
You can't go wrong with any of the Atlantic beaches in Wellfleet. All are great. We like Cahoon because of the Beachcomber and the waves!
Jordana A.USA2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2015
Low tide was awesome for kids. We had fires on the beach at night too and roasted marshmallows.
Danica B.USA2 reviewsMember since: May 2015
Always a good time! People are very active on the beach. Playing volleyball, spike ball, etc. You can spot seals in the water a lot! Though be prepared for some cold water....It's a bit of a hike from Yarmouth, but definitely worth it!
Kelly G.Southington, CT2 reviewsMember since: May 2015
Strongly recommend visiting as many beaches on the National Seashore as possible. They all have a slightly different character. This one is particularly interesting as you come in on top of a "cliff" -the Beachcomber restaurant now occupies an old lifesaving station/rescue residence. A unique experience to visit the beach and restaurant. Be warned- it gets very crowded there! Parking very limited.
Michelle E.Groton, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jun 2015
This beach and the Beachcomber Restaurant make you feel like you are in a 1950s beach movie. It is secluded, beautiful and the restaurant/bar makes you feel like you are really on vacation.
Laura G.New York, NY2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2012
Dramatic dunes, always many seals to see, gorgeous, never too crowded - but with the Beachcomber up the hill if you don't feel like packing your lunch.
Audra S.Bethany, CT3 reviewsMember since: Feb 2012
Great place to watch for seals in the water and the Beachcomber is great for lunch and drinks.
Whitney T.Brewster, NY2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2014
This beach is wonderful at low tide...great for kids!
Peter B.Plainville, MA2 reviewsMember since: May 2014
Big waves, fine sand and secluded beach.
Dave F.Westford, MA2 reviewsMember since: Sep 2013
Parking sells out early so it doesn't get too crowded plus the Beachcomber restaurant/pub is right there so you can have a cold drink and hit the raw bar after your day on the beach!
Jeff W.2 reviewsMember since: Aug 2013
spectacular views; not crowded; good waves
Lee T.Mansfield, MA2 reviewsMember since: May 2013
It is a big beautiful beach with the shortest dune!
Patrick M.Buffalo, NY2 reviewsMember since: May 2011
Though Craigville Beach is near perfect for casual swimming and sunbathing, Cahoon Hollow beach at The Beachcomber is the one of a kind "beach" experience with giant crashing waves, surfers, live music & breath-taking dunes. Whales are part of the scenery.
Danielle P.Wayzata, MN2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2013
I loved the cliffs along the beach and how we had to "hike down" to the beach. There were tons of seals swimming by and the ocean was gorgeous. Loved it!