Where: 670 Ocean St, Hyannis View Map
Water Type: Salt water
Good for: Swimming, Windsurfing, Kiteboarding
Kalmus Beach is a large beach off of Nantucket Sound with plenty of room for younger kids to run around and explore. It is a popular beach with windsurfers and kiteboarders due to its consistent breezes. There is a parking available in a large municipal lot for a daily fee.
Melissa F.USA2 reviewsMember since: May 2023
Windy days but able to sit inside the dunes. Excellent bathhouse and SnackBar
Joyce C.Cohoes, NY7 reviewsMember since: Mar 2013
great for the grandchildren; good food selection with covered picnic area
Karen M.Plainville, CT2 reviewsMember since: Jun 2022
This picture is from the adjacent private beach. It's small with ample room to swim and during times when the wind has picked up, there are a large number of people "playing" to watch - kiteboarders, para surfers, and kite surfers and more. Pure entertainment! And the number of sea shells to gather after a storm is infinite!
Kaitlyn S.Franklin, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2022
We stayed on the cape before Memorial Day so parking was free, and the beach was super calm and quiet. Again, we were there before memorial weekend so not as many people on the cape but still, best beach and only 15-20 min away from the house!
Courtney H.Durham, NC2 reviewsMember since: May 2012
Kalmus is a great beach to go to! It has a great snack bar & bath houses, plenty of parking & both calm & wavy water to enjoy. We love to walk the jetty & wave to the ferries going by.
Patricia C.Penfield, NY3 reviewsMember since: Jan 2017
We like to go to the bay side of Kalmus beach as it is perfect for toddlers and little people. And the snack bar is an added benefit !
Melissa O.North Haven, CT2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2019
Soft sand, was very clean, lifeguard on duty, close to showers and bathrooms, never crowded.
Donna C.United States2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2017
It's a wonderful beach with boats coming into the harbor.
DAVE D.Chelmsford, MA2 reviewsMember since: Sep 2008
Expansive, uncrowded, close up to interesting boat traffic, very excellent casual snack bar, short walk from the house [Hyannis Vacation Rental DI 30332] and into town
Sara C.USA3 reviewsMember since: Feb 2015
You can see boats and ferries leaving and entering the harbor, as well as windsurfers speeding along. The sand is soft, the view is lovely, and the beach is nice and big for playing paddle ball, spike ball, or the game of your choice.
Jona R.USA2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2018
Beautiful beach! Beautiful view! Great Snack area.
Jody D.Clarks Summit, PA5 reviewsMember since: Jan 2010
Kalmus beach has always been our favorite because you have the choice of calm water on one side and waves on the other side.
THOMAS B.United States2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2016
Kalmus was nice because it is 'separated' by a jetty which one side is the harbor with a smaller, more kid friendly beach while the other side is longer but more ocean facing. Great snack shack, clean bathrooms and huge parking lot that was pretty damn empty all week which was a plus.
Suzanne K.Westford, MA3 reviewsMember since: Mar 2015
Great, steady wind. Separate place for windsurfers. Snack bar. Good walking beach. Can walk over to Memorial Beach and the JFK Memorial Monument.
A terrific windsurfing beach.
Margot K.2 reviewsMember since: Aug 2014
Plenty of parking, life guard, facilities and nice ferry boat view
jeff e.canada2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2013
great for long walks...very quiet in September
Shomit S.Belmont, MA3 reviewsMember since: Jun 2012
Near the house, great snack bar, a lot of space, and shallow for kids. Just watch out for the sea gulls who will take your food.
Xavier M.Canada3 reviewsMember since: Apr 2013
large, nice views on the many boats + ferries, clean, city provided toilets/showers, life guards on duty, WARM water, nice waves esp. on windy days