Where: End of Nauset Beach Road, Orleans
Water Type: Salt water
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.
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Maria P.Canada3 reviewsMember since: Jun 2008
Reasons why we like Nauset beach- the waves- Liam's - the breeze- the sand (not too many rocks)- lifeguards - proximity to the rental
Kate M.2 reviewsMember since: Apr 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.
Teresa G.USA2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2015
Amazing surf. Wonderful high and low tides. Beautiful deep sand.
Diane P.United States2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2017
Big waves, easy access to bath house and snack bar, nice sand, clear water and a fun place for people watching.
Katherine H.Swarthmore, PA2 reviewsMember since: Aug 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.
Mary M.Westwood, MA2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2013
Many people prefer Mayflower Beach, but if you are more interested in waves and boogie boarding, Nauset is the beach for you!
Krista E.Mansfield, MA2 reviewsMember since: May 2017
Great waves, easy parking, beautiful drive from Chatham, great snack shack.
Phil R.England2 reviewsMember since: Nov 2016
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!
Guillaume G.Canada2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2017
Bigger waves on this beach compared to other visited
Anne R.2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2017
Great beach near the house [Vacation Rental ID 19054]- easy access, ample parking, beach amenities and great for swimming
Patty D.Bethel, CT1 reviewMember since: Oct 2016
The beach has plenty of parking, easy access and great snacks at Liam's.
DJ .Ballston Spa, NY2 reviewsMember since: Sep 2016
Beach is miles long, not crowded after Labor Day, is wonderful for walks and scenery. Clean ample parking and good restrooms.
Susan H.Albion, NY2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2015
If you want crashing waves, watching the surfers, baking in the sun, walking the beach, this is the place we love to go!
Kathe V.Stoneham, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2016
So clean! Great snack bar! Waves were awesome!
Ji Soo K.USA2 reviewsMember since: Jul 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.
Gary P.Milford, CT2 reviewsMember since: Aug 2016
Beautiful sand and we enjoyed watching the seals.
Darren P.Brookfield, CT2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2013
Great waves. Plenty of parking. Liam's snack shack. Friendly families enjoying the sun.
Roz Z.Avon, CT2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2016
Great waves, great views, and long walks.
james s.USA2 reviewsMember since: May 2011
Sunset all the seals came out
Emily O.United Kingdom2 reviewsMember since: Sep 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
Judith B.Montville, NJ2 reviewsMember since: Aug 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)
Ann S.Weston, MA3 reviewsMember since: Sep 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!
Peter A.Fitchburg, MA2 reviewsMember since: Aug 2015
Waves, great diversity of guests, services and Liam's onion rings.
Nadia G.Canada4 reviewsMember since: Aug 2013
Great waves! Clean beach and clean sanitaries!
Richard Z.USA2 reviewsMember since: May 2015
Nauset is just great. Get there early for parking, though. Concerts at the gazebo are really fun. A great experience every year.
Hilary H.San Francisco, CA2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2016
Nauset Beach expands for miles both north and south, providing endless sandbars to explore, beach combing, and long, peaceful walks.
Lisa M.Flint, TX2 reviewsMember since: Aug 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!
Lauren C.USA2 reviewsMember since: Feb 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.
Hugo S.2 reviewsMember since: Aug 2015
Very clean beach in walking access from the rented house Orleans Vacation Rental ID 5026.
Mark S.Ellington, CT2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2015
Best beach snack shop on the Cape (Liam's). Get the onion rings!
Sara B.Weymouth, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jun 2015
Big open beach with a beautiful view and seals to watch swim.
Laura H.Sandy Hook, CT2 reviewsMember since: Oct 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.
Lura B.Easthampton, MA4 reviewsMember since: Jul 2014
It was very close [Property ID 4949], it had good restrooms, the snack bar had many choices, and the beach was lovely.
faith j.Gorham, ME2 reviewsMember since: Dec 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.
Nancy E.Amherst, MA2 reviewsMember since: Aug 2007
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.
Robert B.Marcy, NY2 reviewsMember since: May 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
David L.United Kingdom2 reviewsMember since: Feb 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).
Andrea S.Brooklyn, NY2 reviewsMember since: Nov 2014
We love the surf and the long stretch of beach for walking.
Joanne K.Natick, MA3 reviewsMember since: Sep 2013
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].
Marina M.United Kingdom2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2014
Plenty of space good for early morning walk and seal spotting. Can be reached on foot from the house [Property ID 22515]
wesley o.Belvedere Tiburon, CA2 reviewsMember since: Oct 2008
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.
Bob P.USA2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2014
Great place. Just get there before 10AM or parking and beach fill.
Csilla B.2 reviewsMember since: Aug 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.
Larry C.Danvers, MA2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2014
Great beach for the family. Onion rings still wonderful!
Mark M.Feeding Hills, MA2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2011
Best beach on the cape, ample parking, good facilities, plenty of room on beach, & Liams.
Cynthia B.Huntersville, NC2 reviewsMember since: Apr 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.
Elaine M.Whitinsville, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2010
Great surf, seal watching, and Liam's onion rings
Wendy L.Concord, NH2 reviewsMember since: Jun 2011
Great waves for surfing and boogie boarding!
Ghislaine G.Canada4 reviewsMember since: Apr 2011
MARY W.Tucson, AZ2 reviewsMember since: Sep 2007
Nauset is a special beach in every way!
Joshua T.Franklin, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2014
$15 for a car load per day. Not real crowded (shoulder season). Great services. Clean. Friendly staff and patrons.
Douglas G.2 reviewsMember since: Dec 2013
Great waves, sand and sightseeing, as well as proximity to Liam's onion rings.
Nancy T.Mechanicville, NY2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2014
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!
Katia M.Canada4 reviewsMember since: Aug 2011
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...
carol m.W Hartford, CT2 reviewsMember since: May 2010
Good waves, water not full of seaweed, and Liams seafood shack is there (great fried onion rings)
Margaret D.2 reviewsMember since: Sep 2013
It was fun using boogie boards on the surf!
Lisa R.Tyngsboro, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2013
Beautiful and clean......lots of waves for active kiddos!
Alisha S.Rutherford, NJ2 reviewsMember since: May 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!
Patrick L.Altamonte Springs, FL2 reviewsMember since: Dec 2012
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.
Jean M.Ridgefield, CT2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2013
The waves are awesome and you can't beat Liam's.
Susan L.Newington, CT2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2013
We love the ocean! This beach is clean and there are public restrooms available.
joe m.Eastham, MA2 reviewsMember since: Apr 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.