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Coast Guard Beach

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Address: Nauset & Doane Rds, Eastham, MA
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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Great beach

Our visit to the Coast guard beach was absolutely lovely. It was a day trip on a Saturday and we reached the beach in the afternoon after having a picnic lunch. Parking was not a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Rachel C
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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Springfield, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Our visit to the Coast guard beach was absolutely lovely. It was a day trip on a Saturday and we reached the beach in the afternoon after having a picnic lunch. Parking was not a problem as we parked at the Little Creek parking lot and took the shuttle to the beach. We could spot plovers and a few seals.... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Coast guard beach was our favorite while on the cape. Clean. Nice waves. Seals swimming past continually. Shuttle from the parking lot was convenient. Very few rocks on the bottom, unlike Nausett Beach. The water in late July was cold but okay to swim in.

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Southwick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great beach! Very large space so its never over crowded and plenty of parking! There is no food for sale, however there are bathrooms and showers. There is a nice bike path from the entrance that goes through the woods to the beach as well, about 2 miles each way.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I've been coming to the Cape for years and just visited this beach and couldn't believe it, it is truly one of the better beaches I've been to and I've been to many around the world

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The frustrating about most of Massachusetts nicer beaches is the huge crowds and outrageous parking fees. This beach, part of the National Seashore, is no exception. Parking is limited near the beach so there is satellite parking and bus to drop you off. Dropping people off with stuff near the beach is generally not allowed, so you have to carry... More 

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Barrie, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Don't get confused by the shuttle parking thing. Go to the lot, bring your stuff to the tram. You can bring all your beach gear. Short ride to the drop off the. Easy walk to beach. Great change rooms, bathrooms and showers. Gorgeous beach. Went at low tide and went out to sand bar where you could dive it. Really... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My family has been coming here for years and in the past two or three there has been a decline in my preference for this beach as my go-to. I'm not a fan of the team because you get attacked by the horse flies. When we went this past week there were no trash or recycling containers at the beach... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

At the risk of starting a family war, I have to say that I have to give the tip of the hat to Coast Guard beach. It has all the ingredients of my perfect beach. Dunes, miles of soft sand beach, decent wave action, great facilities, and cool wildlife.

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NJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We needed to drop off 2 people to join couple others at the beach. At the shuttle stop we were told to pay for parking to use shuttle. At the beach 2 guards make sure you don't unload and go park at the shuttle stop. Other than that the beach access is free. What a waist of precious vacation time!... More 

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Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The beach is well staffed with lifeguards.The walk to beach is not bad, no stairs. There is an area for pets and smokers on the beach. Having showers, restrooms and dressing rooms are very useful. Shuttle buses are running all the time and the wait is not long. There is free handicap parking on the top lot no shuttle needed.... More 

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Address: Nauset & Doane Rds, Eastham, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Eastham

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