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Hardings Beach, Cape Cod

Chatham, MA

41.669209° N, -69.99896° W

Where: Harding Beach Road, Chatham View Map

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Calm

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Good for: Swimming, Walking, Windsurfing

About

A great family beach. Warmer water, sandy beach, and calm surf make it an ideal spot to spend the day. Parking is available for $10 a day.

Reviews

9 rated reviews | 28 total reviews


USA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2014

7/10/2021

great beach walk- 1.5 miles to the lighthouse at the end. great run for mom while dad and kids played on beach!


Snowmass Village, CO
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2021

7/9/2021

Favorite beach in Chatham. On shore wind, easy surf unlike Atlantic side of Chatham. Loads of parking. We go to the far lot and walk down out of the lifeguard section so we can bring kayaks and sunfish. Beautiful easy walk down to lighthouse. IMO, Best beach in town.


USA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2021

7/3/2021

clean, sandy, great for families. also has a bathroom.


Waterford, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2021

7/2/2021

This was a great quiet beach in walking distance from the house we stayed at. Calmer waves than you would see at Nauset, so perfect for the little ones to play on a warm summer day!


2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2018

6/26/2021

Clean, has lifeguard duty, and plenty of parking!


Carlisle, MA
3 reviews
Member since: Jan 2021

11/10/2020

Great for dogs and very different at low tide and high tide, each equally beautiful.


Butler, NJ
5 reviews
Member since: Mar 2012

9/19/2020

Harding Beach, easy acces to beach, nice long loop walk to inlet and back along marsh, great viewing for wind and kite surfers. Osprey viewing in the spring.


Canaan, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2018

8/22/2020

Great for kayaking and paddle boarding. Very “child friendly “.


Chatham, MA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2020

4/23/2020

We were able to come here even if we only had a short amount of time for a stroll since it was so close to the house [Vacation Rental ID 33643]. It's a long beach, super clean, and calm water.


Sharon, MA
1 review
Member since: Jul 2019

8/17/2019

Clean, soft sand, enough waves for the older children, and safe for the younger ones, close to house [Chatham Vacation Rental ID 4564], adequate parking.


Watertown, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2019

7/4/2019

Large, clean, good facilities.


2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2018

8/18/2018

Great family beach on the Nantucket Sound.


Troy, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2016

7/14/2018

Beautiful beach, calm enough for the kids but still with waves and and ocean breeze.


Hamden, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2018

7/14/2018

This beach was easy to get on and off and family friendly!


Trumbull, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2017

7/22/2017

Hardings Beach was less crowded than Nauset following 2 days of overcast weather. If you like big waves, Nauset is the beach but get there early (10am) to beat the crowd. Water warmer at Hardings.


Kingston, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2017

7/15/2017

raked for seaweed and rocks daily, water is warm


Liverpool, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2016

7/30/2016

Easy access from 51 Bay View, restrooms and our favorite place to have a beach party.


Nyack, NY
2 reviews
Member since: May 2013

7/16/2016

The beach is never too crowded. The other vacationers are always very nice and my kids love to catch crabs and minnows there.


Burlington, VT
2 reviews
Member since: May 2017

7/15/2016

Always warm water and nice to walk to the light house. Safe to swim for all ages ....perfect for building sand castles!


Newton Center, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2015

12/27/2014

This is a great beach because it is a long pennisula which makes it great for walking. It is also on Nantucket Sound it is ideal for swimming and has plenty of parking.


Shrewsbury, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2007

8/23/2014

Family beach with easy parking and access, never crowded even on a holiday


Bedminster, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2012

8/9/2014

Beautiful walk to the lighthouse and lovely area to watch the sun set


Gettysburg, PA
4 reviews
Member since: Dec 2006

8/9/2014

Great beach for swmimming and walking with ample parking and bath house/restroom facilities. Fun to watch boats coming and going from harbor around the bend, too!


Attleboro, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2007

7/19/2014

When you go to Hardings Beach park as far left in the lot as possible near the path that walks you to the lighthouse.


Jackson, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2013

8/25/2013

Nice parking and cleanest beach I have ever seen.


Taunton, MA
4 reviews
Member since: Sep 2013

8/17/2013

Hardings Beach is a favorite from my childhood. It had been years since I visited it. It was so nice to return. I loved walking out to Stage Harbor Lighthouse.


Glen Rock, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2013

7/13/2013

The beach was not crowded. Bathrooms clean. Water warm.


Naperville, IL
3 reviews
Member since: Jan 2016

7/3/2010

This beach is great for families. The waves are fun for the kids. There is a public restroom. An ice cream truck makes an appearance several times a day. If you're not up for a walk, there is always parking available or you can be dropped off to avoid the parking fee.

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