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Skaket Beach

Address: Skaket Beach Street, Orleans, MA
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Ranked #2 of 24 things to do in Orleans
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Orleans, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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