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Cahoon Hollow

Where: Cahoon Hollow Rd, Wellfleet

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Surf

  • Amenities:
  • ParkingParking
  • FoodFood
  • LifeguardsLifeguards
  • BathBath

Good for: Skimboarding, Surfing, Swimming

About Cahoon Hollow: 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.

Reviews (20 reviews total)

Tyngsboro, MA
2 reviews
Member 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.

Needham, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2017


We love the national seashore with the surf and waves. Great to have Beachcomber restaurant there as well.

Worcester, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2009


Big Dunes and the Beachcomber is at the top! Not to mention the perfect sandbars.

2 reviews
Member 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!

2 reviews
Member 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.

Watertown, MA
2 reviews
Member 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.

2 reviews
Member 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!

2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2015


Low tide was awesome for kids. We had fires on the beach at night too and roasted marshmallows.

2 reviews
Member 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!

Southington, CT
2 reviews
Member 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.

Groton, MA
2 reviews
Member 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.

New York, NY
2 reviews
Member 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.

Bethany, CT
3 reviews
Member since: Feb 2012


Great place to watch for seals in the water and the Beachcomber is great for lunch and drinks.

Brewster, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2014


This beach is wonderful at low tide...great for kids!

Plainville, MA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2014


Big waves, fine sand and secluded beach.

Westford, MA
2 reviews
Member 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!

Mansfield, MA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2013


It is a big beautiful beach with the shortest dune!

2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2013


spectacular views; not crowded; good waves

Buffalo, NY
2 reviews
Member 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.

Wayzata, MN
2 reviews
Member 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!