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White Crest, Cape Cod

Wellfleet, MA

41.934083° N, -69.980485° W

Where: Ocean View Dr, Wellfleet View Map

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Surf

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Good for: Skimboarding, Surfing, Swimming, Volleyball

About

High dune cliffs line this beach and in the morning and late afternoon you may catch a glimpse of hang gliders taking off from the cliffs. The rough waters make it a great spot for surfers. The approach to the beach is a long, sandy, dune path so use caution.

In Summer 2020, parking will be limited as a large lot will be closed. Day passes will not be available, so resident or visitor sticker will be required.

Reviews

9 rated reviews | 14 total reviews


Nashua, NH
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2022

7/9/2022

Never populated, secluded, easy parking, soft sand ,huge waves, you can walk for miles the entire national seashore. Note: There are high sand cliffs to navigate down ,but the traverse down is well worth it .Don't fret our 72 yr old mother made it no problem.


New York, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2022

7/2/2022

BEAUTIFUL BEACH - very special place -


USA
3 reviews
Member since: Feb 2016

8/28/2021

Beautiful outpace beach that is quiter than Cahoon Hallow Beach right next door. You can walk from White Crest via the beach down to Cahoon Hallow and enjoy lunch or a drink at the Beachcomber restaurant.


Boston, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Oct 2020

8/14/2021

Beautiful dunes and perfect beach


2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2021

7/31/2021

Dunes and relaxing big waves were awesome!


Stone Mountain, GA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2021

5/13/2021

80-foot high dunes. Broad beach. Colorful unusual rocks instead of shells.


Quincy, MA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2021

11/15/2020

Great spot to surf or to chill and read a book. Love the dunes. Love the vibe.


Mendham, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2020

10/18/2020

Beautiful and remote


Grafton, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2013

8/10/2019

Excluding the $30 parking fee, you will not find an easy acces beach on the outer Cape that gives you a better sense on why JFK passed legislation to set aside the CC National Seashore for generations to enjoy.


Brooklyn, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2018

8/18/2018

Beautiful long beach with huge dunes.


East Berlin, CT
2 reviews
Member since: May 2017

6/30/2018

This beach is absolutely beautiful! The beach is wide and clean, and it's never crowded. Be warned: you may not want to do this beach with small children or big coolers and a lot of gear...there's a very large sand dune to descend to get to the beach, and going back up quite the trek! Newcomb Hollow and Maguire's Landing are also very nice, with much less of a sand dune to tackle and may be more appropriate for families. Keep your eyes open for seals at any of the beaches!


Milton, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2017

5/27/2016

white sand and beautiful dunes. Once in a while you might see a seal floating by.


Ridgewood, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2008

7/11/2015

White Crest beach in Wellfleet is just north of Marconi Beach and it is less crowded than the other good national seashore beaches - Nauset Light, Marconi and Coastguard. The beach attracts both families and surfers.


Chelmsford, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2014

8/2/2014

not too crowded, and amazing surf

White Crest Vacation Rentals

South Wellfleet
ID 25128
2 BR
1 bath
Sleeps 4
Oceanfront Cottage on private beach
Oceanfront Cottage on private beach
Distance to beach: a 2 minute walk to your private beach!
3 reviews read reviews
3COLL
ID 35438
2 BR
1 ½ bath
Sleeps 8
On The Dunes Overlooking The Ocean!
On The Dunes Overlooking The Ocean!
Distance to beach: 0.4 mi to White Crest
Wellfleet Oceanfront Home
ID 33459
2 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 6
Wellfleet Beachfront Home in National Seashore on Ocean-
Wellfleet Beachfront Home in National Seashore on Ocean-
Distance to beach: On Nat'l Seashore Beach in between Lecount Hollow Beach and and Cahoon Hollow
LAST MINUTE ALERT 9/23 - 9/30
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Wellfleet
ID 34923
4 BR
3 ½ baths
Sleeps 9
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean!
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean!
Distance to beach: 0.4 mi to Cahoon Hollow and .5 mi to White Crest Beach
2 reviews read reviews
Wellfleet
ID 17107
4 BR
2 ½ baths
Sleeps 12
DUNES EDGE Oceanfront Beach House-NEWLY RENOVATED!
DUNES EDGE Oceanfront Beach House-NEWLY RENOVATED!
Distance to beach: Directly on the Beach between Lecount Hollow Beach and White Crest Beach
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Beach House
ID 34684
3 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 6
3-BR Beach House in Wellfleet just steps from the beach
3-BR Beach House in Wellfleet just steps from the beach
Distance to beach: The beach is half way between White Crest & LeCoun
2 reviews read reviews
Wellfleet
ID 10201
2 BR
2 ½ baths
Sleeps 8
Oceanfront Cliff Cottage
Oceanfront Cliff Cottage
Distance to beach: In front of house White Crest and In front of the house Lecount Hollow Beach
13 reviews read reviews
Wellfleet
ID 21302
3 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 8
Wellfleet Beach House National Seashore Walk to Ocean Beach
Wellfleet Beach House National Seashore Walk to Ocean Beach
Distance to beach: Less than 5 minute walk to ocean beach Lecount Hollow Beach
South Wellfleet
ID 17800
2 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 5
Recently Built Ocean Cottage in the National Seashore
Recently Built Ocean Cottage in the National Seashore
Distance to beach: 200 steps to Ocean Beach north of Lecount Hollow Beach
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