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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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I dream of the Kennedys

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
MonicaHamilton2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This beach has few amenities out of season and just a bathhouse, lifeguard, and a small snack bar in season, but the view more than makes up for that limitation. You can see the ferries, fishing boats, and pleasure craft entering Hyannis Harbor and imagine what pleasures those on board enjoyed on their outings. You can see the sailboats bobbing... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite beach. Less crowded than the others with large sandy beach. Love love love best beach on the cape. Great!

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

At the end of Ocean Street is an understatement for this beach. A view like Columbus saw, endless! Complete with bathhouse and snack bar. An international venue for windsurfers and their events. This is a two-for-one beach as it has a beach inside Lewis Bay and an outer beach. Plenty of parking.

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It is hidden down that road that goes past Veterans Beach but its worth it. I have a place down there and I love the walk to get home. Theres a Beach House and bathrooms. And a snack bar in season . Just go Its beautiful.

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Boston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was a great place to walk the dogs on a cold March day. The beach is beautiful and there is plenty of walking to be done. Highly recommended.

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Clifton Park, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Walked around the beach for as long as we could stand the cold wind. We were pleasantly surprised that it was well plowed even after the blizzard !

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Georgina, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It's wide and open. Swimming is okay. Sand is clean and taken care of. Bring your picnic lunch and soak up the sun.

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The sand quality is decent, although I tend to find a huge amount of shells in the sand. You may think, "OH seashells, that's great", trust me you don't want to be stepping on them in every direction you turn. The beach itself is fairly large but I find one whole side of the beach unusable after Mid-July due to... More 

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