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Nauset Beach

Where: End of Nauset Beach Road, Orleans

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Surf

Amenities:
  • Amenities:
  • ParkingParking
  • FoodFood
  • LifeguardsLifeguards
  • BathBath
  • ShowersShowers

Good for: Bodyboarding, Skimboarding, Surfing, Swimming

About Nauset Beach: 5/26-6/16 $5 weekends, 6/17-9/7 $15 daily fee, 9/8-9/23 $5 weekends. 10 mile beach. Although large it fills up quickly so plan to arrive early. Soft sand, good waves, and its amenities make it a popular place to spend the day.

Reviews (62 reviews total)


Canada
3 reviews
Member since: Jun 2008

8/19/2017

Reasons why we like Nauset beach

- the waves
- Liam's
- the breeze
- the sand (not too many rocks)
- lifeguards
- proximity to the rental


2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2017

8/13/2017

Great surf and beautiful beach. Lots of seals in the water, so need to be aware of sharks. The kids rode the waves on their boogie boards for hours at a time, day after day.


USA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2015

8/5/2017

Amazing surf. Wonderful high and low tides. Beautiful deep sand.


United States
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2017

7/29/2017

Big waves, easy access to bath house and snack bar, nice sand, clear water and a fun place for people watching.


Swarthmore, PA
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2017

7/29/2017

We have older children, so they enjoy the waves. I enjoy that I can walk the beach forever. When our children were smaller, we loved Skaket with the tidal pools and calm surf.


Westwood, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2013

7/15/2017

Many people prefer Mayflower Beach, but if you are more interested in waves and boogie boarding, Nauset is the beach for you!


Mansfield, MA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2017

7/8/2017

Great waves, easy parking, beautiful drive from Chatham, great snack shack.


England
2 reviews
Member since: Nov 2016

7/3/2017

Excellent beach with great facilities. Plenty of parking ($20) or free after 4.30pm. Just be careful if there's a warning flag flying regarding Great Whites!


Canada
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2017

7/1/2017

Bigger waves on this beach compared to other visited


2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2017

6/30/2017

Great beach near the house [Vacation Rental ID 19054]- easy access, ample parking, beach amenities and great for swimming


Bethel, CT
1 review
Member since: Oct 2016

9/23/2016

The beach has plenty of parking, easy access and great snacks at Liam's.


Ballston Spa, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2016

9/12/2016

Beach is miles long, not crowded after Labor Day, is wonderful for walks and scenery. Clean ample parking and good restrooms.

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Albion, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2015

9/3/2016

If you want crashing waves, watching the surfers, baking in the sun, walking the beach, this is the place we love to go!


Stoneham, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2016

8/6/2016

So clean! Great snack bar! Waves were awesome!


USA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2016

7/30/2016

Big waves, large dunes, and lifeguards. We loved the national seashore. We bought the season pass for $60, as opposed to $20/day. The parking lot fills up by 10am. We brought our bikes and biked the 1/2mile to beach since we got up too late for the parking lot and that worked out fine.


Milford, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2016

7/16/2016

Beautiful sand and we enjoyed watching the seals.


Brookfield, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2013

7/16/2016

Great waves. Plenty of parking. Liam's snack shack. Friendly families enjoying the sun.


Avon, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2016

7/2/2016

Great waves, great views, and long walks.


USA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2011

6/30/2016

Sunset all the seals came out

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United Kingdom
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2015

10/24/2015

We went on a blustery day but it was still beautiful and I could imagine that it would be very popular in the summer


Montville, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2015

9/12/2015

Large area for parking, or dropping someone off. Shops to buy a sandwich, close.
No steep steps...one can walk right out (better for little ones and elders)
Reminds me of the Cape Beaches I grew up visiting.
Also love Bay beaches for swimming...First Encounter and Campground (great for rafts/tubes)


Weston, MA
3 reviews
Member since: Sep 2015

8/30/2015

Large, expansive beach... great for parking yourself on your towel or walking along the shore. Water is a little cold but surf is wonderful!


Fitchburg, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2015

8/15/2015

Waves, great diversity of guests, services and Liam's onion rings.


Canada
4 reviews
Member since: Aug 2013

8/9/2015

Great waves! Clean beach and clean sanitaries!


USA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2015

8/8/2015

Nauset is just great. Get there early for parking, though. Concerts at the gazebo are really fun. A great experience every year.

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San Francisco, CA
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2016

7/25/2015

Nauset Beach expands for miles both north and south, providing endless sandbars to explore, beach combing, and long, peaceful walks.


Flint, TX
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2015

7/18/2015

This beach was lovely. It was very close to where we were staying so we were able to go there very easily. The beach was very clean and seemed very safe, even at sunrise and at night. We attended a free concert in the gazebo and enjoyed milkshakes at Liam's. We hope to come back!


USA
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2015

7/18/2015

Nauset is our favorite Beach in Orleans. I collect rocks and pebbles from the beach and take them home. Free landscaping and seeing them reminds me of my fav beach in CC.


2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2015

7/11/2015

Very clean beach in walking access from the rented house Orleans Vacation Rental ID 5026.


Ellington, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2015

7/11/2015

Best beach snack shop on the Cape (Liam's). Get the onion rings!


Weymouth, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2015

6/14/2015

Big open beach with a beautiful view and seals to watch swim.


Sandy Hook, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Oct 2014

9/26/2014

The beach is fabulous, close enough to the cape house we were staying in Chatham with long stretches of ocean waves. The beach has open bathrooms, a food cook-shack with some amazing fresh seafood and visually stunning to look out to. We visited beaches all the way up to Wellfleet and Nauset Beach still remains our favorite.


Easthampton, MA
4 reviews
Member since: Jul 2014

9/13/2014

It was very close [Property ID 4949], it had good restrooms, the snack bar had many choices, and the beach was lovely.


Gorham, ME
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2014

9/1/2014

Walk a little ways to the left or right of the main beach for a quiet beach experience. The evenings at Nauset are unbelievably beautiful.


Amherst, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2007

8/16/2014

You have easy access to the public Nauset Beach (without having to fight for a parking place) with lifeguards and the fabulous onion rings at Liam's. But you also have direct walking access to the connected private beach which has no lifeguards but has the benefit of privacy and fewer crowds.


Marcy, NY
2 reviews
Member since: May 2014

8/16/2014

Great ocean waves, older kids will love it. Large parking lot so no trouble parking and lots of room on the beach so it never felt crowded. Also, nice facilities: restrooms & snack bar


United Kingdom
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2014

8/9/2014

Easy to park, plenty spaces.
When you arrive don't be put off by the vast crowds of people sandwiched between the lifeguard stations - turn left and walk a few hundred yards and the people thin out dramatically, and you are on a stunning white sand beach with lovely waves. Not really a swimming place (cold sea, currents etc).


Brooklyn, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Nov 2014

8/9/2014

We love the surf and the long stretch of beach for walking.


Natick, MA
3 reviews
Member since: Sep 2013

8/2/2014

The waves at Nauset were big and our son totally enjoyed them. It's only a 15-20 minute ride from the townhouse [Property ID 4735].


United Kingdom
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2014

8/2/2014

Plenty of space good for early morning walk and seal spotting. Can be reached on foot from the house [Property ID 22515]


Belvedere Tiburon, CA
2 reviews
Member since: Oct 2008

7/26/2014

It has real waves and an amazingly dramatic scale. You can stay with the civilization and eat there at the clam shack or walk a bit and be left alone. It is also very family friendly.


USA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2014

7/19/2014

Great place. Just get there before 10AM or parking and beach fill.


2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2014

7/16/2014

It was very easy to get to this beach, the waves were big, the water was clean, enjoyed the food and enjoyed watching the seals. Also plenty of parking.


Danvers, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2014

7/12/2014

Great beach for the family. Onion rings still wonderful!


Feeding Hills, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2011

7/5/2014

Best beach on the cape, ample parking, good facilities, plenty of room on beach, & Liams.


Huntersville, NC
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2014

7/5/2014

Cold water, but great waves. It was a little windy at the beginning of the week (following a hurricane) but become more beautiful every day.

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Whitinsville, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2010

7/5/2014

Great surf, seal watching, and Liam's onion rings


Concord, NH
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2011

6/28/2014

Great waves for surfing and boogie boarding!


Canada
4 reviews
Member since: Apr 2011

6/28/2014

See pictures!

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Tucson, AZ
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2007

6/27/2014

Nauset is a special beach in every way!


Franklin, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2014

6/25/2014

$15 for a car load per day. Not real crowded (shoulder season). Great services. Clean. Friendly staff and patrons.


2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2013

9/28/2013

Great waves, sand and sightseeing, as well as proximity to Liam's onion rings.


Mechanicville, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2014

9/1/2013

Great beach for watching, and body surfing (although it IS a little cold!) Plus, you have Liam's for the best fried clams and onion rings on the Cape!


Canada
4 reviews
Member since: Aug 2011

8/31/2013

The beach is on the ocean and, well, "The smell of the water, the sound of the sea, make me ever so happy just to be me". The beach is sandy, really large, and you can walk along the ocean forever... You can always find a private place away from the hustle and bustle, but if need be there are all the necessary facilities including the fun Liam restaurant...


W Hartford, CT
2 reviews
Member since: May 2010

8/3/2013

Good waves, water not full of seaweed, and Liams seafood shack is there (great fried onion rings)


2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2013

8/3/2013

It was fun using boogie boards on the surf!


Tyngsboro, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2013

7/27/2013

Beautiful and clean......lots of waves for active kiddos!


Rutherford, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: May 2013

7/21/2013

Although we spent most of our days on the beach at Linnell Landing, we enjoyed a day on Nauset Beach which is Oceanside (seals = sharks so beware) but it was beautiful and plenty of lifeguards and bathrooms & showers and a great place to eat too! Get there early to get parking!


Altamonte Springs, FL
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2012

7/20/2013

We loved all three of the beaches we visited. The private association beach on Pleasant Bay; Nauset with its fun waves, hot sand, and Liam's fried onion rings; and Skaket's kid-friendly tidal flats.


Ridgefield, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2013

7/20/2013

The waves are awesome and you can't beat Liam's.


Newington, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2013

7/13/2013

We love the ocean! This beach is clean and there are public restrooms available.


Eastham, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2012

9/8/2012

We like it because you can park near the beach, there are only a few stairs to a short walk down the path to the beach.