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Kalmus Beach

Hyannis, MA
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Hyannis
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming, Wind-surfing
Description: Its convenient location makes Kalmus one of the Hyannis area's most popular beaches.
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Ottawa, Canada
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223 reviews 223 reviews
95 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had spent some time earlier in the day at Keyes Memorial Beach just down the road, but still in the town of Hyannis. If you pay the $15 for parking, you can travel between the 3-4 beaches operated by the town of Barnstable (of which Hyannis is a village.) We found Keyes beach to be very seaweedy and had... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The beach and dunes are beautiful. The water was pretty cold, but clear with visibility ranging from 2-15 feet. There was a fair amount of parking, at $20 a day, if you didn't have a local parking pass. While we appreciated that there were lifeguards on the beach, but they seemed to take their jobs a bit too seriously and... More

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This beach was so calm, peaceful and quiet. It was sweet serenity. It was absolutely beautiful, and you could see the boats in the ocean. It was so quiet, and relaxing. One of the nicest beaches I have ever been to! Yes there is a lot of dried seaweed and seashells, but let's be real people, IT IS A BEACH.... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Deceptive practice- the staff who work the gate should inform the public BEFORE they pay $20 to get in that the Snack Bar is closed for the summer.it caused us a great inconvenience , as we brought no food knowing there is a food concesion where we could buy lunch for our family. We didn't find out until we tried... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

OMG the seaweed, so much all over it was gross. Cant walk in the water because all the stones and clams cut your feet.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My family and I had a great time at Kalamus beach. It is an enjoyable beach to walk on and is a wind surfing paradise. If you don't wind surf it is still fun the watch. Also, if you like combing the beach for seashells, this is a great beach to do it. All in all, this is a must... More

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Paris, France
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This beach was good, especially during the summer sun! I really had a nice time there However it is quite strict, a lot of things (like kites, ball games,....) are forbidden, but anyways it's still a good idea to just sit around here while staying in Hyannis

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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236 reviews 236 reviews
140 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I suppose I would prefer a more isolated location. But if you are in Hyannis, it is real close and easy to get to. Large parking lot and nice sand beach. Shallow water, but it is much colder than what we are use to.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The beach is divided into two beaches which I think is a very good idea. The water was too cold for swimming...62 degrees, but it was a wonderful beach for shell seekers. Parking is 15.00 a day.

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Kitchener, Canada
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368 reviews 368 reviews
162 attraction reviews
577 helpful votes 577 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We chose this beach by looking at google earth, searching for one close to where we are staying. Turned out it was only 6 minutes away, and a fabulous beach. There is a very large parking lot. No charge for parking at this time of the year, and lots of spaces available. There are sand dunes lining the beach, with... More

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