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Chatham Pier and Fish Market

Barcliff Avenue, Chatham, MA
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fun to watch the seals and the local fishermen unload their catches. Fish market is part of the complex so you can order something to eat/drink, but there is virtually no seating. Also a small Coast Guard substation that can be visited.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

First time in Chatham and we were encouraged to walk down the the fishing pier. Totally worth the hike-- not too far of a walk from downtown, went on a Monday morning so wasn't super crowded but can imagine that the parking situation can be a bit of a nightmare. Boats were being unloaded during the time that we went... More

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Szeged, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had a great time watching the fishermen unloading their fish and seeing the seals waiting for their share! Don't miss it!

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DeWitt, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We came because we'd heard that this is a good place to see seals, and while we did and liked it a lot, the real show turned out to be watching the fishing boats unload their catches. Not coming from a fishing town and not being familiar with any of this, I found it quite interesting to see the boats... More

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Sacramento
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very quaint authentic fishing port. Nothing to "dislike" except it was raining fairly hard. Easy to find and park free.

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Randolph, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Chatham Pier was a lot of fun to visit. There isn't much parking, but everyone enjoyed watching and taking pictures of the seals as they swim around. We even saw the fishermen feeding them, very entertaining.

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Bedford, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a 'must see' place if you are coming to Chatham. Situated on Route 28 as you enter Chatham, you can park right by the harbour (if you are very lucky!). As it's so popular you will probably park up Barcliff Avenue and walk back down. We went in the afternoon between 1pm and 2 pm and there were... More

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Naperville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good food and chowder, right off the boat. If the timing is right you can see the seals swimming around.

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

we heard they had the best scallop roll, so we went to give it a try. Parking lot was full, with spaces big enough for a mini. Plan on parking on one of the streets. We parked at least 1/4 mile away and were immeadiately told to leave by the property owner. Not exactly a nice day in Chatham.

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband took me to the Chatham Pier and Fish Market as a Birthday Surprise. We walked along the beach. Watched the boats bring in fish, lobster and scallops. We saw a lot of seals. Then we ate some delicious seafood. It was a beautiful day. I love coming here. It is one of my favorite spots to visit.

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