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The Gut (Great Island), Cape Cod

Wellfleet, MA

41.927953° N, -70.072947° W

Where: Chequesset Neck Rd, Wellfleet View Map

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Calm

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Good for: Boating, Walking


A hidden gem of a beach in the town of Wellfleet which is well-known for it's beaches on the National Seashore. The Gut is a quiet and fairly isolated stretch of beach heading out towards Great Island on the bay side in Wellfleet. It is not easily accessible and it is a bit of a walk from the trail head. However, it is well worth it! A great spot for fishing, boating and searching for seashells.

With a Wellfleet beach sticker, you may park at the end of Chequesset Neck Rd and walk about 1/4 of a mile to the nearest entrance to the beach.

If you are feeling ambitious you can take the Great Island Trail and hike all the way out to Jeremy Point and back. It is about 7 miles round trip. A truly pristine area on Cape Cod.


1 rated review | 3 total reviews

2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2019


Remote from rest of the Wellfleet/Eastham attractions, but easily accessible with a very brief hike to the beach with kids, beautiful, undeveloped, deserted, sandy. We’ve been at the height of summer and in the off season and only encountered a handful of people along several miles of undeveloped beach. Gentle warm (for New England) shallow swimming waters in August. Bracing cold wading in April. Excellent hiking through forest on trail south from beach toward Jeremy Point.

Falmouth, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2010


My absolute favorite beach in the area is Great Island which is never crowded and is spectacularly beautiful. It is a bit of a hike to get to the beach but worth every ounce of energy. It is best to go when the tide is in if you want to swim without walking a mile to get to deep enough water. The beach is very peaceful, serene and magical!

Erwinna, PA
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2017


This island is in the view of the house [Wellfleet Vacation Rental ID 29242] and is totally empty of homes, just wilderness, scrub oak and pine, and hiking trails with waves and water in all sides. Amazing scenery!!

The Gut (Great Island) Vacation Rentals

ID 31805
4 BR
2 ½ baths
Sleeps 8
Private Beach, Family Home, Spectacular Sunsets
Private Beach, Family Home, Spectacular Sunsets
Distance to beach: . 5 Duck Harbor Beach and 3 miles Cahoon Hollow
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Last minute cancellation= your opportunity! Spectacular views, best for multigenerational families!
ID 6139
3 BR
2 ½ baths
Sleeps 6
Modern Waterfront with Spectacular Views of Cape Cod Bay
Modern Waterfront with Spectacular Views of Cape Cod Bay
Distance to beach: 3 minute walk by stairs or path to the beach
6 reviews read reviews
ID 17025
2 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 6
Ground level haven with spectacular waterfront views
Ground level haven with spectacular waterfront views
Distance to beach: On the water; swimming within 1000ft,
2 reviews read reviews