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Off season beauty

This beach offers incredible views and solitude. Visited several times over the years, but this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Don C
Tiverton, Rhode Island
Great Beach

This beach is within walking distance from the house where we stay, parking can be tricky during... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2019
Trumbull, Connecticut
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Shore Road, Chatham, MA 02633
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach offers incredible views and solitude. Visited several times over the years, but this time it was off season, waiting for a storm. Such calm and peace.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Don C
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Nice sunny day to visit but would happy visit in any weather being a beach fan. Small car park near lighthouse, steps to beach. Small channel then sand bar-not wade out. Could see basking seals on the bar.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

This beach is within walking distance from the house where we stay, parking can be tricky during peak times, especially if they are doing light house tours, but if you only have time for one Beach stop this is it get there early

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank atlantagor
Reviewed January 8, 2019

We had a nice stroll along the beach taking photos and taking in the beautiful surroundings. We were also fortunate enough to spot a seal.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Its_Ellie
Reviewed November 28, 2018

A very convenient pull-off of Rte. 28/Shore Rd. Pretty much at the "heel" of the "knob boot" that is Cape Cod. Facing the ocean, the Coast Guard station and lighthouse is behind you. Make sure your camera's ready (check-out the foundtrips pics)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank found t
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We were here off season. However the beach looked great. We stopped bor some photos and enjoyed view. Definitely worth a stop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara F
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

I came on a rather cold day. Walked the beach. Took a picture of the lighthouse/coast guard area. Enjoyed a relaxing day! Heard locals talking about seals being around a lot and therefore sharks are in the water. I did not see any seals here,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MattRoelandts
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Spent a late afternoon at the beach just before sunset (i think you can park there for as long as you want after 5) and it was a very eerie yet beautiful setting. The water was as still as any I have ever seen. Walk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chrissb1993
Reviewed October 22, 2018

When parking here you only have a short time but it's enough to take-in the views and get some photos.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steven H
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Turn right when your back is facing the lighthouse and walk along the beach to the amazing “ natural art installation” made of flotsam and jetsam . It’s possible to walk there and back within the 30 min parking allowance . Ignore the coach parties...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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June 10, 2017|
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Response from leob276 | Reviewed this property |
During the off season and after normal beach hours.
BevL M
August 4, 2016|
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Response from yogadr | Reviewed this property |
Great question! There is 30 minute parking in the lot along the road at the beach. It is enforced, and during the summer often not available. There is also a parking lot less than a mile away in Chatham center where parking... More
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Toronto, Canada
Ideas for our trip in August (10 Replies)
We are planning our first trip to Cape Cod and would appreciate any help from this forum. Travelling from Rhode Island (going for a wedding) and staying at Brewster (close to Nickerson State Park) from Sunday (Aug 16th) to Saturday (Aug 22nd). We have rented 2 cottages in Brewster and have kids age 4 to 18. We like the beach (Nauset Beach; Skaket Beach), fishing, crabbing, Woods Hole science aquarium,whale watching and biking, etc. Here is the itinerary I came up with the help of this...More
July 07, 2015|
Response fromHowland_Owl|
As to the whale watch I would go to Provincetown. Since the boats go to the same place you are closer if you leave from Provincetown. You can do a whale watch and sight-see in town depending upon how much you want to do in town. If you take an early or late whale trip you should have enough time. You might want to visit the Provincetown Museum and Pilgrim Monument, take an Art's Dune Tour, a Trolley ride around town, shopping, eating, etc.
susan s
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Chatham Lighthouse Beach: 3/09: open and protected (18 Replies)
From an archived Cape Cod Times article: Lighthouse Beach wins reprieve March 3, 2009 CHATHAM - A beloved but dangerous public beach near Chatham Light will open in June in light of last night's vote of the board of health, pending funding approval for a new beach-patrol plan. The h... The new beach-patrol plan includes patrolling dune buggies and boats offshore warning swimmers about dangerous conditions. I love this beach for sunbathing and walking. I...More
April 18, 2009|
Response fromCapeMermaid|
I concur! Lighthouse Beach is NOT a swimming beach. Swimming at Lighhouse Beach in Chatham should be outlawed. We have seen one too many deaths here. 3 people have drown close to shore in the past 5 years, one of whom grew up in Chatham and by default grew up on Lighthouse Beach. He knew the waters, and still perished. With the shifting sands, the new break, etc, the rip currents are worse than ever, not to mention closer to the shore. Please folks, do not swim here. Enjoy the walks,...More