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Address: Hyannis, MA
Activities: Wind-surfing, Swimming
Description: Its convenient location makes Kalmus one of the Hyannis area's most...
Its convenient location makes Kalmus one of the Hyannis area's most popular beaches.
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Good for relaxing

We went on a beautifully warm summer day. I half-dozed under an umbrella while my wife and daughter marched up and down the beach collecting shells and flotsam. The windsurfers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went on a beautifully warm summer day. I half-dozed under an umbrella while my wife and daughter marched up and down the beach collecting shells and flotsam. The windsurfers and high-speed ferryboats in the background, the tall beach grasses, and the mostly unobstructed ocean-views were very impressive and set this beach apart from many I've been to. There were... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited Kalmus beach to catch the sunset and find some seashells while in Hyannis. The sunset ended up happening over some buildings in the distance so the view wasn't all that spectacular, but the shells were in great abundance! If you love collecting them, then this beach doesn't disappoint. Another bonus was that since we arrived... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Nice beach for sitting ,reading and for young children as water warm and no waves. Would get kids water shoes as a lot of shells . A lot of seaweed depending on tide

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

we stayed very close to this beach and although it wasn't "beach weather" we had a good experience walking on the beach and collecting shells very tranquil while we were there

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Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Warm water side of the Cape. Close to downtown Hyannis. Sand on the beach has a lot of shells and rocks. Bathrooms somewhat clean

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Peterborough, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Came upon the beach, when hubby and I were kind of lost, walking in the area. I had it on my list to visit anyway. We spent abt. 30 mins there, while I collected some shells. It was windy, so nice! Keyes beach, beside it, is good too. Lots of viewing of assorted marine vessels at both.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Clean and easy to find. Safe for children. Good view of ferries. Easy parking . Would recommend . Take a picnic and make a day of it .

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It was not beach season at Kalmus in April, and was a very foggy day. I enjoyed the soft tannish sand sprinkled generously with perfectly shaped scallop shells. The sun coming through the fog gave the beach a quiet relaxing atmosphere. Great beach for walking off-season. It seems to stretch around the corner to the left, where you can view... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We checked out what time low tide would be so we could do some shell collecting. There were only a few others on the beach doing the same thing so it was kind of like having the beach all to yourself.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We walked and collected shells as I imagined a time when the Kennedys also did the same. You probably should wear shoes. Lots of broken shells mixed with sand. We walked in the morning for about 30 minutes and left.

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Address: Address: Hyannis, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Hyannis

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