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Marconi Beach

Wellfleet, MA
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Wellfleet
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
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Keene, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

When the surf is coming in the waves are the best for body surfing or boarding. Lots of room for placing chairs, etc. Easy to drop off the family and join them after parking. Lifeguards are very friendly and helpful. If you want to fly a kite or throw a frizbee there is plenty of room by going right as... More

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Greenwich, New York, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

I visited this beach in early August 2014. The beach is further north than the other national seashore bridges, and fills up a little later - we just barely got in before the parking lot filled around 11:30 am. The day we went the water was 60 degrees (noticeably colder than some other beaches), and the wind was high, which... More

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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

There are several different beaches along the National Seashore but this one has the longest stretch of unadulterated natural coastline to walk. The parking lot fills quickly as well as the beachfront right there at the bottom of the stairs, but just walk a little further for your own quiet little spot. There was also a group of seals bobbing... More

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Norwich, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Never seen anything like it. Flat sands, watched the sun go down. Beach was very different from CT's, sand was brown not white.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a lovely beach just a shame the day we visited was so cold! Got to see seals quite close to shore. There are steps down to beach and at top there are showers and toilets. We walked to beach but it is $15 dollars to park for day!!!!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Have been to many National Seashore beaches, and this is likely the best. Great for families. Easy parking (w/drop-off area), bathrooms and showers. Need to bring your own food. Good waves but not the angry ones found at Nauset, plus nice sandbars, too. Truly beautiful beach.

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Millbury
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Large parking lots make this your best chance to actually get to this National Seashore beach. Clean and beautiful - except for the stones at the water line that you have to walk over to get out into the water.

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Torrington, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great Beach for adults and kids alike. Have been to Nauset Light Beach and Coast Guard Beach. Marconi is the best of the three. Great Boarding, Clear Water, Great sand, awesome waves. Restrooms and showers on site. Plenty of parking close by.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Cleanest beach on the Cape, as compared to Race Point or Head of the Meadow. There are a lot of stairs to climb, but well worth it, and the parking lot is big so you have the best chance of getting in to Marconi.

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ft worth
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169 reviews 169 reviews
21 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This may not be the best beach in the world, bit it IS the BEST beach in the Eastern United States. No commercial places for miles, $15 gets your whole family into this pristine national treasure.

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