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Coast Guard Beach

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Address: Nauset & Doane Rds, Eastham, MA
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Activities: Swimming
Description: A great beach to hike, relax and soak up the natural beauty of the Cape...
A great beach to hike, relax and soak up the natural beauty of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
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Beautiful beach, great for swimming

Great for swimming -- much less rocky than the other beaches (Nauset Light). It gets packed though, so get out there early. There are bathrooms and showers nearby. No parking, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great for swimming -- much less rocky than the other beaches (Nauset Light). It gets packed though, so get out there early. There are bathrooms and showers nearby. No parking, but there's a park and ride lot nearby, with a shuttle that takes you to the beach. Or, you can bike!

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went here in the afternoon, paid $20 to park about a mile from the beach and took the shuttle. Shuttle is the only way to access the beach. Some people park for free about 2-3 miles from the beach and pedal their way in (not a bad idea). The beach is spectacular with constant sighting of seals in the water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is rated to be one is the best beaches in the U.S., and although I've hardly visited enough to agree or disagree, it is one of our favorites. Small breaking waves perfect for body surfing, boogie boarding and jumping around; sea lions bobbing near by (they stay away); a parking lot reached by shuttle; life guards who care; warm... More 

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Honeoye Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Surf was excellent for body boarding! Strong surf and undertow -- needed to be extra vigilant with the kids, but they had a blast riding the waves. We saw dozens of seals swimming in the water. The only down side is that parking is 1/2 mile away. A tram takes you from the parking lot; running back and forth to... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Coast Guard Beach is my go to beach on the Cape. This is a lovely beach that has plenty of parking and a tram to take you to the beach. There is a blue mat that makes it easier to walk. If you have any physical disability this is probably the go to beach. There are a couple of beach... More 

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We visited Coast Guard Beach last week and enjoyed the views, waves and sun. The water was cold, but refreshing. The surf was very harsh and rocky, not a place for small children to be playing. We drove to the beach and needed to take the shuttle ride over - it was seamless and you can load the big things,... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

As with all of the Atlantic seashore/National seashore, the waves are strong and rough, but the views can't be beat and you should definitely visit!

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Laurens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Coast Guard Beach is fantastic! There were sandbars that made entering and exiting the water easy, despite the surf. Seals have established a "haul-out" at this beach... we saw at least 40 seals in the water, near the shore, as well as hundreds of seals that were sunning themselves on a sandbar further out. We had to cut our swim... More 

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beach combing at its best! Lots of driftwood, sea glass and interesting rocks to pick up. Stunning vistas and a lovely stroll. If you have a wetsuit and a surfboard, this would be a great place. I am not but I did observe surfers enjoying themselves. The waves crash loudly! Parking is very limited so get there early.

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Worcester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

One of the most beautiful beaches on the Cape. The water tends to run a little cooler on the National Seashore but the beauty is worth it. Be aware that tidal changes cause strong undertow and it's not a great beach for little ones. The surf can be crazy. We saw more seals than I have ever seen before and... More 

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