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“Terrific family beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Skaket Beach

Skaket Beach
Skaket Beach Street, Orleans, MA
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Orleans
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Terrific family beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Beach has it all, almost. For families with young kids there is a great large beach area, facilities, life guards, and a snack shack. It is on the bay side and at low tide you can walk out almost 1/2 a mile and not have the water be over your waist. For those looking for waves you will not like Skaked. We love it!

Visited August 2013
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Orleans, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Sunsets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Skaket is a great beach for families with little children. The tide goes out and the flats are great for exploring. The water is warm and no large waves here! There is a parking fee during the summer, no fee after 5pm. They have a snack shack available during summer months as well.
Sunsets are amazing to see here as well.

Visited August 2013
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Orleans, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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“beautiful, family friendly beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

With a snack stand, bathrooms, and showers, this bay facing beach has warm ocean water and a short walk to the water....A great place for young kids....no waves and tidal pools at low tide......the only downside is that at dead low tide you need to walk 1/2 mile to reach the water....but at half tide on, it is a short walk

Visited August 2013
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Granite Bay, CA
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Low Tide, High Tide, exciting extremes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Skaket is beautiful with so much to explore. Great for families with small ones, and the water temperature is kind!

Visited July 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Ideal for Small Children”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We take the grandsons to Skaket every summer, sometimes more than once. Huge, clean sand beach with a *very* shallow drop off -- you can probably walk out a mile and be no more than waist deep. It's on the bay side, so there are no rough seas to contend with. And in spite of all the tourists who come to the Cape, somehow this beach is never crowded -- maybe because it is so large. There is a parking charge in season (and a small concession stand), but we usually come later in the day and miss both.

Visited July 2013
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