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Chatham Pier and Fish Market

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Address: Barcliff Avenue, Chatham, MA
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+1 508-945-3474

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Fish Pier

Great spot to watch the fishing boat come in and out. The kids loved it. Also, the seals put on quite a show. Beautiful any time of year but summer is the most active.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Chatham, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrible food. The fish smells and always looks old and dry. I do not recommend it at all! There is no place to sit and enjoy the food, even outside there are no tables to be able to take advantage of watching the boats unload. Not at all worth it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot to watch the fishing boat come in and out. The kids loved it. Also, the seals put on quite a show. Beautiful any time of year but summer is the most active.

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Summit, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming to the Chatham Pier since early childhood. We used to go to watch the fishermen unloading their boats, and over the years, it has become a great spot to see seals stalk the fishermen. The seals and seagulls are not shy about looking for fish fresh off the boat, and the fishermen seem to indulge them. It's... More 

Thank KAB323
Saugerties, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped to look at the pier and docks and ended up getting a very nice take out dinner. The service was very nice and the food was yummy!

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Boucherville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We searched but did not find them :( We were dissapointed not to be able to take a boat ride to go see the seals and HOPEFULLY a shark. But the place is sooooo nice! I think we were there for an hour or more. Just looking at the fishermen coming back and enjoying the view. This is a very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Stopped for a short while to see the catch being brought in to the harbour (very efficient operation) and the seals waiting below the deck. Parking was much in demand but worth a wait. Even had someone on hand to answer questions and explain about the fishing fleet.

Thank RiddiSue
The Woodlands, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

We were there the first week in November. It was fun watching the fresh catches of fish being unloaded and weighed. The seals were everywhere waiting for the decks to be swept off so they could catch a meal. The seagulls were there also, watching and waiting for their chance to snatch up something. Fun experience for young and old.

Thank ILuvtotravel48
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Even in off season, it was a fun place to visit to see very friendly seagulls and seals, and look out over the water and take a few photos.

Thank LSfromNYC
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

We stopped by the fish pier and market to watch the sunrise, what we didn't expect was all the fish, seals and birds also enjoying the bay.

Thank Bhawk51
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Although it was during the closing season, it fun and interesting to see the fishermen at work and families of sea lions gathering at the pier.

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