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Address: Skaket Beach Street, Orleans, MA
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Great beach on Cape Cod Bay!

This is not a large beach but you can find yourself a patch of sand to call home for the day. You can walk way out into the bay at low tide and relax to watch the tide roll in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is not a large beach but you can find yourself a patch of sand to call home for the day. You can walk way out into the bay at low tide and relax to watch the tide roll in and swim. Water temp is a little cooler than the Nantucket Sound side and much warmer than the Atlantic Ocean... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The tide pools that form at low tide are very cool and full of crabs. Kids will love walking out towards the water and discovering hermit crabs in the pools. Also, there are some oyster farms visible during low tide and they're very interesting.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Low tide when there, had to walk for ever on great sand to get feet wet. Nice sunsets from here. Bring bug spray.

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New Rochelle, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This beach is great,especially for little kids. We arrived around 10:30am, and the tide was on its way out. You can walk for over a mile on the sandbars and tide pools. There are small fish, hermit crabs and all sorts of other things to see. Some people bring nets to catch and release, which is fun for the kids.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The sunset here truly does rival those of the West Coast! I have never been to a place at low tide before or played in tidal pools. It was awesome! Don't be afraid of the gooey sand (maybe wear flip flops if you are bothered). Near the shore you can find tiny crabs with the holes they make and small... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Skaket Beach is a beautiful bay beach located in Orleans. The beach has restrooms and a snack bar. The parking lot is small and there could be a wait to get in. In our experience it is best to arrive before 10am or after 3pm to avoid waiting. The beach is rather small at high tide but the tide goes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Went here for sunset, low tide allows you to walk out a long way. Sunset was amazing. This place is a great are for families with young children, low calm water.

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great beach for families, on the bay side, so not many waves. Check a tide chart so you are prepared for flats or water. Bring a kite! Great spot to watch the sunset or take photos.

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Gorgeous beach especially when the tide goes Out. Perfect for the Perseid meteor shower! Just wish it had better refreshments and more parking.

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Annandale, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Good family beach - very shallow for a long way with soft sand underfoot, water much warmer than on ocean side.

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