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Address: Skaket Beach Street, Orleans, MA

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quintessential cape cod bay beach

the tides are what makes skaket a unique gift, going out about a half mile at low. plus the sunsets are spectacular ... and the parking lot is small. super kid friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

the tides are what makes skaket a unique gift, going out about a half mile at low. plus the sunsets are spectacular ... and the parking lot is small. super kid friendly. deserted walking west.

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Portage, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A nice surf to walk through and crystal clear.Very small beach hemmed in by private property.Luckily, the Nausett pass also works here so stop by after a day at the big beach and relax a little more.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

At mid tide times there is warm water and shallow - good for kids and wading. The sand is so fine and white, it has flecks of mica in it that sparkles.

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Shallow and calm for at least 1 km out. Perfect for families with children. No surf or undertow to worry about. You can let them run loose while you nap or read a book!

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A very peaceful spot to watch the sunset. Our dog was allowed as well and he even met other dogs there. It was fun!

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A terrific Bay beach. Unique shoreline. And worth the wait every day for picture perfect sunsets. One of the most photographically ideal locations for sunset shots. Good parking and access. Lots of friendly folks there each day taking in those breathtaking vistas....

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very little in the way of visitors in late October so taking sunset photography was no issue. No parking charges at this time of the year.

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East Orleans, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Skaket Beach is perfect for families with small children. When the tide is in, the water is shallow with very low wave activity. When the tide is out, you can walk a mile out on the flats. The small tidal pools abound in tiny hermit crabs and are great for toddlers to explore. Great place to watch the sunsets. In... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Like all Cape Cod beaches, Skaket offers idyllic views and a serene environment. It is a haven for beach lovers but easily accessible too. It is clean and well suited to family's and couples alike.

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petercbowman
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We went here early, set up and watched the kids play in the shallow water. It has a slight smell, as it is on the bay side, but the kids loved it. You can find clams, hermit crabs and horseshoe crabs, too.

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