First Encounter Beach

First Encounter Beach, Eastham: Hours, Address, First Encounter Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

First Encounter Beach
4.5
Historic Sites • Beaches
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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4.5
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dorlucie
New York City, NY121 contributions
Good night sun
Oct 2021 • Couples
A happening place at sunset. Thus appears to be a very popular place for both locals and visitors to watch the sun setting.
Written October 13, 2021
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Cynthia S
Danbury, United States8 contributions
Nice bayside beach!
Sep 2021
Great beach, level with parking lot, lots of fun at low tide and high tide! Great for families. Highly recommend!
Written October 3, 2021
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Rick M
Oneonta, NY680 contributions
Awesome Sunset!
Sep 2021
The sunsets from this beach are beyond comparison - the setting is just spectacular, so bring lawn chairs, maybe a jacket and enjoy!
Written September 21, 2021
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Philip T
8 contributions
Surreal in a good way
Aug 2021
At low tide, the beach stretches on forever. Lots of pools of tiny fish and snails. I'll bet I'm not the first one here to mention sunsets? Fantastic.
Written August 23, 2021
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Arthur G
Scarsdale, NY1,678 contributions
A Beautiful Beach for Sunsets
Jul 2021 • Friends
We had heard that one of the most spectacular beaches to enjoy sunsets on the Cape was at First Encounter Beach in Eastham. That seemed pretty crazy until we witnessed it for ourselves. The views and the colors were extraordinary and after 5pm anyone can drive in and park for free!
Written July 15, 2021
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lisa0208
East Haven, CT147 contributions
Best tidal flats and sunsets!
May 2021 • Friends
This is one of my favorite beaches in cape cod….especially during low tide. You can walk very far out and enjoy the breeze and water up to your calves. And it’s the perfect place to enjoy the sunset!
Written June 30, 2021
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Dave N
Freeport, ME10 contributions
Bee's Creek side of FEB is our fav!
Jun 2021
We love it there! A little more secluded vs the main beach, but either way, you cant go wrong! Perfect for kids too!
Written June 25, 2021
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Northern_Traveler00
Boston, MA51,364 contributions
If it is sunset time, we'll be here
Jan 2021
This was at least our 3rd sunset at First Encounter Beach and we'll keep coming back. Parking lot was surprisingly busy on a cold and very windy Sunday evening, but plenty of room for everyone to watch the sun set into Cape Cod Bay.

Just be careful that your GPS doesn't send you to someone's driveway instead!
Written January 19, 2021
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CopCodder
Cape Cod, MA97 contributions
Historical marker at Beach
Nov 2020
Stopped here for visit during 400th Anniversary of Mayflower landing. Historical marker beside the parking area noting Pilgrims having first encounter with Native Americans here. Beach is on a small peninsula surrounded by Cape Cod Bay and marsh behind it. Beautiful views!
Written November 24, 2020
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LynnAndRick
Vestal, NY116 contributions
Apparently THE PLACE to watch a sunset
Oct 2020
We were told to go here to watch a sunset and we were not alone! The parking lot was packed but everyone was respectful of social distancing. The sunset was spectacular!
Written October 11, 2020
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