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Address: Nauset & Doane Rds, Eastham, MA
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A great beach to hike, relax and soak up the natural beauty of the Cape Cod...

A great beach to hike, relax and soak up the natural beauty of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

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One of the best beaches in the country

A reputable report by Dr. Beach ranked Coast Guard Beach to be one of the top 10 US beaches in 2015 and 2016 consecutively. Old Coast Guard station is up on the hill where the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
879dawnw
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A reputable report by Dr. Beach ranked Coast Guard Beach to be one of the top 10 US beaches in 2015 and 2016 consecutively. Old Coast Guard station is up on the hill where the cliffs go into the beach. There are lifeguards serving in high season. There is a small parking lot next to the station but it is... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Quiet at this time of the year but excellent for walking the great stretch of beach and striking up a conversation with the permanent residents who live year round. You can even park at the beach instead of taking the beach tram from the main parking lot. Water is very cold so unless you are a seal, forget about going... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

This is the most pleasant walk. Waves, surfers, bright skies. It just doesn't get any better. This is the serenity walk even during the winter.

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Thank Bill F
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

located one mile from salt pond center. Parking is located on a more elevated spot so need to walk 1/4 miles from the parking lot to beach.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a gorgeous, clean beach. Don't let the tram aspect put you off. I use a cane and I was not sure if I could negotiate the route on and off trams but it was simple and easy. Belp available from Rangers.Not a long wait between trams.The beach is accessible. There is a very sturdy, ribbed mat to walk... More 

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Guilford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

This beach is best visited in the fall. There is limited parking and one must use a shuttle bus in the summer. However, in the fall the crowds are gone and there is ample parking. Coast Guard offers the best access to the beach as it does not have steps. Good for handicapped. We have had 3 beach fires there... More 

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Thank carlb01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

This beach is just gorgeous, even in the fall. Seals were playing in the water. Could easily bike to the beach , even though there's a large parking area. Bathroom facilities are clean but only open during the season. The view is just magnificent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Easily accessible by bike. Parking is probably more difficult in season. We went in Oct. and basically had the beach to ourselves. We even saw whales!

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North Granby, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Many whales close to shore. No need for binoculars. They breached, slapped their tails, opened their mouths, etc. Very exciting! Also saw lots of seals all along the coast.

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Boston, MA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This beach is always in the top 10 of the world, but does get crowded in summer, no surprise. The farther you walk from the lifeguard station the less crowded it is, and still not wall to wall people like some beaches. Parking is limited on site, but you can take a shuttle bus from a parking lot off Nauset... More 

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