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Hardings Beach

Where: Harding Beach Road, Chatham

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Calm

  • Amenities:
  • FoodFood
  • LifeguardsLifeguards
  • BathBath
  • ShowersShowers

Good for: Swimming, Walking, Windsurfing

About Hardings Beach: 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 (14 reviews total)

Trumbull, CT
2 reviews
Member 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.

Kingston, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2017


raked for seaweed and rocks daily, water is warm

Liverpool, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 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


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


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


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


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

Bedminster, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2012


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

Manchester, CT
3 reviews
Member 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!

Attleboro, MA
2 reviews
Member 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.

Jackson, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2013


Nice parking and cleanest beach I have ever seen.

Taunton, MA
2 reviews
Member 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.

Glen Rock, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2013


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

Naperville, IL
2 reviews
Member 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.