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“Serene beach for walking and photography” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA MA 02633
508 945 0594
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Ranked #3 of 41 things to do in Chatham
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Owner description: Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
Ithaca, New York
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Serene beach for walking and photography”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

My mom volunteers at the refuge, and I think it's a really wonderful treasure of Cape Cod. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking at any time of year. However, there isn't much parking, and it isn't really a beach for hanging out and relaxing with the family. There are also often horseflies, which are a huge pain. At high tide, there isn't much of beach at all, but the water is pretty shallow and usually warm. Just beware of the horseshoe crabs nestled in the sand.

Visited December 2012
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Easton, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“couldn't find it!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

after reading reviews, it sounded like there was ample signage, so we didn't bother to get directions beforehand... then we found no signs, so we drove around and found nothing, so we moved on...

Visited March 2013
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Medford, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great wildlife reserve”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

nice beach to walk. lots of birds, gulls and seashells as well as beautiful homes to view. even in the winter nice place to visit

Visited February 2013
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Duxbury, MA
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Seclusion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

A walk that included the best of all worlds--a bit of beach, dune, woodland and water! There are quite a few steps to get up & down from the beach and sturdy shoes are a good idea.

Visited January 2013
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Massachusetts
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264 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Seals and Great White Sharks - WOW !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The seal colony is thriving, and attracting the great whites for dinner. Scenic cruises available. Beaches on the northern part of the Refuge have good hiking trails, and you can view sailboarders on windy days from the beach, or the nearby bluffs.

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