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Skaket Beach

Skaket Beach Street, Orleans, MA
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Orleans
Type: Beaches
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English first
East Orleans, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Montreal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We have been coming to this area for the past 25 years and find this beach to be the best for all ages, clean sand with lots of little pools left behind when the tide is out for kids to play in.

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love it during sunset and when the tide is low. You can walk the flats and enjoy the beautiful sunset. A definite stop for anyone visiting the area.

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Amherst, MA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We arrived at 9am on a Labor Day weekend Saturday, after our drive into the Cape. There was plenty of parking (and in fact, to address parking concerns, the lot didn't fill up until close to noon), and it was so peaceful that early in the morning. The beach is small but during low tide, there are tons of "pools"... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Safe water, lovely sand, rock pools, space, pretty sand dunes lovely views, toilets, small cafe/shop. Loved it.

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Queensbury, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

The sunset here is spectacular. Great beach for young kids, but don't expect waves on the bay. Neat spot to explore at low tide. Get there early, parking is very limited but if you take a bike it is not far off the bike trail.

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northern Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Also, enjoyed this beach it was small and very family friendly. We arrived at 4 and parking was free starting at 4. Plenty of room to swim, play or relax on beach. The beach and parking area was clean.

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New Rochelle, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Located on Cape Cod Bay, the waters are clear and shallow and warm compared to the ocean side of the Cape. Skaket Beach is perfect for children, and they'll love it when the tide goes out. The wide sand flats are easy to walk on. Beaches on the Cape Cod Bay side take a little planning, especially during peak season.... More

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