Where: West Rd, Orleans
Water Type: Salt water
Good for: Skimboarding, Swimming, Walking
About Skaket Beach: 5/26-6/16 $5 weekends, 6/17-9/7 $15 daily fee, 9/8-9/23 $5 weekends. This lovely bay beach is popular with families due to its warm water and calm surf. As with many bay beaches, you can explore for for miles at low tide. This beach is handicap accessible.
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Maureen R M.Framingham, MA2 reviewsMember since: Dec 2012
Perfectly beautiful! Just be sure you study the tide charts; both high and low tides have their special qualities. The tidal pools, the special glacial erratic --Skaket's seamark, the creek, the soft white sands and the gorgeous green sea grass all combine to make this place uniquely lovely. Skaket also has also a snackbar, an outdoor shower, restrooms and a place to change, as well as lifeguards on duty. In high season, the parking lot reaches capacity very easily. No fee after 4:30 or 5:00 PM.Shallow waters and sandbars make Skaket a great place for families. The sunsets are spectacular!
Leigh W.Randolph, NJ2 reviewsMember since: Dec 2006
Tidal flats, swimming holes, lots of exploring, safe for kids to wanderParking can be a challenge (and costs $20). Arrive early or park up by the Capt Linnell house and walk down (free)
Jenn M.USA2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2016
Perfect beach for kids of all ages! We went every day and back at night for sunset - Skaket is our families favorite!
Karen F.2 reviewsMember since: Apr 2017
We loved being able to walk to the beach from the cottage [Vacation Rental ID 21048]. Also, we loved being able to walk out into the sound when the tide was out. Water is warm, no waves. Great for young children.
Ruth B.united states2 reviewsMember since: Jun 2016
perfect for little kids. Bay beach without waves. Long shallow spit of sand at low tide. Watch out for how fast the tide comes in. You can lose clothes left on high spots sandy spots. We did!
Gabriele M.Napa, CA2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2017
The part of the beach closest to the rental [Vacation Rental ID 6756] is very peaceful and quiet, affording long walks during low tide, lovely swimming during high tide. A couple hundred feet in on direction, and you'll find beach visitors and concessions. Renting this house does save the cost for a beach parking spot for Skaket Beach.
Jack B.Houston, TX2 reviewsMember since: Jun 2017
The beach was clean and beautiful. Incredible sunsets!
Tara K.USA2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2017
We watched the sun set over Skaket Beach, and it was truly magnificent.
Vibeke G.Maplewood, NJ2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2008
Beautiful, wide bay beach that has spectacular sunsets and you can walk out a mile or more at low tide. Convenient as it has a snack bar and real bathrooms. Great for families. Fills up early in the summer.
Brendan W.Sudbury, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2017
We loved Skaket beach at low tide. The water goes out a mile and the kids loved it. They searched for hermit crabs and minnows (the owners even had nets at the house for the kids to use on the beach to catch the minnows)
Lynda r.Highlands, NJ3 reviewsMember since: Jan 2009
Intimate neighborhood beach just 5 minutes away Orleans Vacation Rental ID 25897 and a short walk from the parking lot to the beach. Great refreshment bar with amazing burgers! Tidal flats great for small children and exploring. At low tide, walk out to see the oyster farm...fascinating.
Linda D.USA3 reviewsMember since: Jan 2015
Warm waters, great for young and old alike- beautiful views
Carolyn C.USA2 reviewsMember since: Jun 2015
Free parking after 430 and beautiful sunsets, great frisbee territory.
Michele K.Holyoke, MA3 reviewsMember since: Feb 2011
The bay side... Meaning warmer water, smaller waves. When the tide goes out, you can walk forever! Best sunsets on Cape Cod, guaranteed!
Michael L.Palo Alto, CA2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2016
Great for kids at low tide.
John C.United States3 reviewsMember since: Nov 2014
Great access, lots of space! Just be mindful of the tide! it goes way out, and comes in quickly, which is awesome to experience.Try going after an early dinner (No charge to park after 5), arriving before sunset and watching the sun set into Cape Cod Bay !!!
Patricia B.USA2 reviewsMember since: Sep 2015
This is a favorite of our grandchildren. The water is warmer and gentler. You can walk out very far when low tide or take a long walk along the shore. They found lots of hermit crabs and minnows.
Marjorie F.Montclair, NJ2 reviewsMember since: May 2015
Very dramatic tidal changes, great swimming in the bay, lots of fun for kids, worth a day trip if you've never been there
Krista H.USA2 reviewsMember since: Sep 2016
We love Skaket Beach and find it to be one of the most beautiful around, with the green sea grass and nice sand. It is really perfect for kids. The little river that one can float on is a lot of fun, too. The snack shack has good food at reasonable prices. We found that the parking lot fills up by 10am, sometimes earlier.
Vernelle P.USA2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2015
It is like a bit of heaven to walk out on the flats for a mile or so when the tide is out, the sun is shining and a warm, gentle breeze surrounds you. We love it! And returned over and over.
Daniel P.Newton, MA2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2014
Close by to Orleans Vacation Rental ID 23532 and pretty in the evening. Great to walk in the shallow waters. But we don't go often because we have the lake at our door.
Joy Y.Maplewood, NJ2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2009
The tidal flats are amazing.
Denise W.Castleton On Hudson, NY3 reviewsMember since: Jun 2007
Always our favorite beach! On Cape Cod Bay - great for swimming (high tide) as well as walking the tidal flats forever (low tide).
Paula R.2 reviewsMember since: Jun 2015
Quiet, beautiful, accessible
Randy M.Schenectady, NY2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2015
A beautiful bay beach for swimming at high tide and spending hours observing the sea life during low tide.
Sydney W.Endicott, NY2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2015
Skaket Beach is perfect for a quiet day at the beach, especially if you have young children! A bay beach, the water is "bath-water warm", but still cool enough to be refreshing, and offers little explorers lots of fun chasing down hermit crabs and minnows in the sea grass during low tide. The waves rolling up on the beach are calm and gentle, easy for a small child to navigate and enjoy.
maureen s.Florence, MA2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2012
We love Skaket because it is great for our young kids. At high tide they can swim and play in the water, and at low tide they can play in the tide pools, go for long walks, and explore. They almost always find friends to play with, too!
K P.Troy, NY4 reviewsMember since: Jun 2009
We love to go to Skatet if we want to enjoy the low tide. You can walk out forever and see interesting sights along the way. It is a must for children and for the cooler days you might experience.
Jen M.Princeton, MA2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2013
The color of the water is amazing, the tidal pools are beautiful!
lori f.Massapequa, NY4 reviewsMember since: Jul 2012
This year we visited Skaket beach often. The kids really enjoy going out far when the tide goes in. When we want waves, our favorite beach is Nauset.
Mary Ann P.Paxton, MA2 reviewsMember since: Sep 2013
It's a great place to go for viewing the most spectacular sunsets. Also, little children love it to look for crabs as the tide recedes. As far as we're concerned, the beach at Pochet, although not public, is the most beautiful beach ever. The short walk there is incredibly beautiful!
alice g.Prospect, CT2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2013
Short drive .. nice restrooms .. very clean sand and water
Joan T.Wellesley, MA10 reviewsMember since: Dec 2006
This popular bay beach is terrific for children. Not only is the water shallow and wave-free, but during low tide, you can walk out forever and still be up to your knees! The kids love searching for all sorts of sealife in the tidal pools.