Where: Harding Beach Road, Chatham View Map
Water Type: Salt water
Good for: Swimming, Walking, Windsurfing
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.
Colleen F.USA2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2014
great beach walk- 1.5 miles to the lighthouse at the end. great run for mom while dad and kids played on beach!
Pippa M.Snowmass Village, CO2 reviewsMember since: Jan 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.
Caitlin I.USA2 reviewsMember since: May 2021
clean, sandy, great for families. also has a bathroom.
Toni M.Waterford, CT2 reviewsMember since: Jul 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!
Connie Y.2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2018
Clean, has lifeguard duty, and plenty of parking!
Danielle P.Carlisle, MA3 reviewsMember since: Jan 2021
Great for dogs and very different at low tide and high tide, each equally beautiful.
Linda W.Butler, NJ5 reviewsMember since: Mar 2012
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.
Mary B.Canaan, NY2 reviewsMember since: Aug 2018
Great for kayaking and paddle boarding. Very “child friendly “.
Andres M.Chatham, MA2 reviewsMember since: May 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.
Ellen W.Sharon, MA1 reviewMember since: Jul 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.
Fran D.Watertown, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2019
Large, clean, good facilities.
Kathleen B.2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2018
Great family beach on the Nantucket Sound.
Mary M.Troy, NY2 reviewsMember since: Sep 2016
Beautiful beach, calm enough for the kids but still with waves and and ocean breeze.
Leshea W.Hamden, CT2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2018
This beach was easy to get on and off and family friendly!
Ben B.Trumbull, CT2 reviewsMember since: Aug 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.
Ed M.Kingston, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2017
raked for seaweed and rocks daily, water is warm
Thomas M.Liverpool, NY2 reviewsMember since: Dec 2016
Easy access from 51 Bay View, restrooms and our favorite place to have a beach party.
Karen N.Nyack, NY2 reviewsMember since: May 2013
The beach is never too crowded. The other vacationers are always very nice and my kids love to catch crabs and minnows there.
Susan L.Burlington, VT2 reviewsMember since: May 2017
Always warm water and nice to walk to the light house. Safe to swim for all ages ....perfect for building sand castles!
Paul M.Newton Center, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2015
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.
Barry B.Shrewsbury, NJ2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2007
Family beach with easy parking and access, never crowded even on a holiday
Mary C.Bedminster, NJ2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2012
Beautiful walk to the lighthouse and lovely area to watch the sun set
Loyola F.Gettysburg, PA4 reviewsMember since: Dec 2006
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!
Launa A.Attleboro, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2007
When you go to Hardings Beach park as far left in the lot as possible near the path that walks you to the lighthouse.
Judd S.Jackson, NJ2 reviewsMember since: Jun 2013
Nice parking and cleanest beach I have ever seen.
Amy L.Taunton, MA4 reviewsMember since: Sep 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.
Colleen K.Glen Rock, NJ2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2013
The beach was not crowded. Bathrooms clean. Water warm.
Catherine W.Naperville, IL3 reviewsMember since: Jan 2016
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.