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Things to Do Near Nauset Beach

When visiting Orleans, many people are drawn to Nauset Beach, one of the area’s most popular destinations. This expansive beach offers over ten miles of soft sand beach and exciting surf stretching from Orleans down to Chatham.

The fun doesn’t have to end when you leave the beach. Just down the road from Nauset Beach is the charming village of East Orleans. Here of a few of the can’t-miss spots, all within a short walk of the others.

Whisk Cafe

There’s nothing like enjoying a yummy breakfast before heading out to the beach. Whisk Cafe, located about 2 miles from Nauset Beach, is a local favorite and offers classic breakfasts, baked goods, lunch specials, and specialty coffees. Dine inside, on their patio, or take your treats to go. Whisk Cafe is sure to delight all hungry beach goers!


Adorn offers a variety of plants, home decor items, and jewelry. This is a great spot to find self care items too, such as essential oil bath soaks and natural skincare items. Be sure to check out their great selection of local books and Cape Cod themed items.

Nauset Farms

Looking to prepare a delicious meal at your Orleans rental? You’re sure to find all the ingredients at Nauset Farms. This charming and very popular store takes pride in their local grown and produced items, including wine, beer, meat, coffee, spices, produce, and more. Don’t want to cook while on vacation? They offer lots of prepared meals, specialty sandwiches, and delicious baked goods.

Smitty’s Homemade Ice Cream

Photo courtesy of Smitty's social media.

Enjoying ice cream is the perfect way to end a hot summer’s day spent at the beach. At Smitty’s (formerly “The Sundae School”), you’ll have dozens of delicious flavors to choose from, scooped into a homemade cone, sundae, or frappe. Along with the classic favorites, Smitty’s is known for their unique flavors like amoretto cherry chip, shark tooth, and banana oreo. This is a great spot to finish your day with a tasty treat!

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It’s no wonder that Nauset Beach is a favorite for many Cape Cod visitors. This beach is an great destination with plenty of attractions that will delight all audiences.

About Kennedy Ryan

About Kennedy Ryan: I'm a new member of the WeNeedaVacation team! I'm a recent graduate of Rhode Island College and have lived in Massachusetts my entire life. I love that this role gives me the opportunity to explore Cape Cod and tell the WeNeedaVacation story on social media. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking with local foods, and enjoying a cup of coffee!