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“beautiful beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Harding's Beach

Harding's Beach
West Chatham, Chatham, MA
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Ranked #7 of 26 Activities in Chatham
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Berlin, Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“beautiful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I have been to this beach twice, both times in the cold weather, but i still found this beach to be nice to watch the sunset or take a walk. tonight i went there to watch the sun go down, and there were lots of other people there all doing the same thing.

Visited May 2013
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New York
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“Beautiful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

A great place to watch the sunset. Clean beach with dunes to walk and long stretches of sand. Plenty of wind: it's fun to watch people sailboard--fast!

Visited April 2013
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NYC area
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“It's not just a bathing beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

Most people come to Hardings Beach to swim in the relatively warm water protected waters of Nantucket Sound. But if you park in the second lot and look at the far end you will find a sand road that will lead you on a one mile walk to the lighthouse that used to protect the entrance to Stage Harbor. It's a beautiful walk anytime of the year with an incredible variety of birds along the walk. I've been walking it for 50 years and it never disappoints.

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Pakenham, Canada
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“Favorite beach on the Cape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The beach is about 2km long, and a wonderful walk on a beautiful day. There is lots of parking available (yes, it costs during the summer, but it's worth it) and I'd recommend going to the 2nd parking lot and then walking up the beach a bit to get to where you can have room around you rather than being right next to someone else. You can be either out on the beach or up in the dunes for some protection from the wind. Take both sunscreen and bug repellant during the summer as the sandflies can be biting at times (and they BITE!). A walk up to the end of the beach takes you to the entrance to Stage Harbour, you can see the now-disused Stage Harbour Lighthouse and the top of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge.

Visited August 2012
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Brewster
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“Great Beach Off Season”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

This is a wonderful beach starting in September as their is no fee for parking and fee people on the beach,You do not have to carry your stuff a great distance from the parking lot.

Visited June 2012
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