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Nauset Light Beach

Where: Cable Rd, Eastham

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Surf

  • Amenities:
  • ParkingParking
  • LifeguardsLifeguards
  • BathBath
  • ShowersShowers

Good for: Skimboarding, Surfing, Swimming

About Nauset Light Beach: Nauset Light beach is a wide, sandy beach. There is good surf and if you are lucky you may see some seals in the water!

Reviews (25 reviews total)

Dekalb, IL
4 reviews
Member since: May 2017


Atlantic side bigger waves sand dunes colder water just a beautiful beach.

Pepperell, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2018


Nauset Light Beach is where you will find the Nauset lighthouse, a magnificent sandy beach, beautiful sunrises, and impressive post-storm waves. Tip: go during lower tides if you are a beachcomber.

Manchester Center, VT
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2009


Go to the Salt Pond Visitor center to get a beach fire permit. Permits are available first thing in the morning on a first come first serve basis and must be reserved 3 days in advance.

Westwood, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2017


Lots of space since the parking lot is not huge. Ride your bikes in order to cruise right in any time of day. This beach has great waves, plenty of beach to walk and is not crowded!

Dekalb, IL
4 reviews
Member since: May 2017


Just a stunning beach Atlantic side able to bike to. Just a gorgeous beach . Sunking meadow another good beach . Great pond was another . All with in a short sweet bike ride ! [Vacation Rental ID 20054]

Easthampton, MA
4 reviews
Member since: Jul 2014


The setting by the lighthouse is very nostalgic to us. The parking area is limited, but we like to go to the beach early in the morning, so that is not a problem.

1 review
Member since: Feb 2015


This is a beautiful beach with a rapidly eroding dune.
Limited parking keeps the beach from being overcrowded. The lot usually fills up by 9:30-10:00 but if you come a little later you can wait in line for a space to become available. The beach walk down to Coast Guard Beach and back during low tide is beautiful.
Make sure you take the lighthouse tour on Tues. or Wed. in the late/afternoon/evening.

Buffalo, NY
3 reviews
Member since: Sep 2014


My dad started my love affair with Cape Cod when I was 10 years old, over 60 years ago. We stayed in N. Truro and made a visit to Nauset Light Beach. The waves were large and stole my heart. Every time I've been on the Cape since, I've made a visit to this beach. The amount of erosion that has occurred is amazing, even requiring moving the light house back from the shore. This year we walked a mile or more down the beach, being enthralled with the waves, the birds, the shells as well as the beautiful white sand. We've been there in storms as well, including the day after Hurricane Sandy in 2013. The power of the ocean in that time was enough to impress anyone. I love Nauset no matter the weather or season. I still need to see it in winter and hope to do that before long.

2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2015


I saw a family of seals swim by. There were not a lot of people there. I could bike to it and did not have to pay for parking

Valley Cottage, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2015


Beautiful, clean, and visually magnificent.

2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2007


Although the steps provide a good workout to get on and off the beach, it's well worth it! You can walk for miles in either direction, spotting the seals and, once away from the lifeguarded area, there is space to sit and stare.

Wallingford, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2015


The children enjoyed the delightful waves, the adults enjoyed the cool breezes.

South Hadley, MA
3 reviews
Member since: Sep 2010


Very quiet and clean and you can bring your dog.

Needham Heights, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2014


The beach is relaxing for adults with plenty of activity for the kids. The change in tide throughout the days makes boogie boarding to skim boarding fun for all. There is always a nice breeze and it is never to hot even on 90+ days. Having the life guards there as well is reassuring.

Yonkers, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2010


Part of National Seashore- Dog friendly!

West Springfield, MA
3 reviews
Member since: Aug 2007


Loved walking along the shore and seeing the seals.

Miami, FL
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2013


Could view seals and very nice beach for families.

2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2013


Seals galore! We had an amazing time swimming with seals everywhere. It is impossible to pick one favorite beach, truly, in this area, but our most memorable experience was at Nauset Light.

Reading, MA
5 reviews
Member since: Jun 2011


Have loved this dramatic beach for decades. Nature at its most beautiful! The view as spectacular as you walk down the steps from the parking lot to the sand. As a treasured part of our National Seashore, the beach is kept in pristine condition. Have not been to it the past few years as the surf there would be too rough for the little ones now in our family. But when they grow older, it will be my joy to introduce them to Nauset Light Beach.

Saddle River, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2014


It was just great, clean, neat, showers, whales, seals just like on a book.

2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2012


Wonderful sea, surf and sand but get there early!

2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2013


Nauset Beach was beautiful with clean water and excellent surf

Danbury, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2013


This beach is less crowded than others in the area, probably due to limited parking.

West Brookfield, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2013


Easy to escape the usual crowed beach. Clean, nice surf.

Reading, MA
4 reviews
Member since: Mar 2013


Beautiful with big waves. Clean and so much fun.