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Kalmus Beach

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Kalmus Beach

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canceljonshea wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
nice staff and beautiful beach- great facilities nice staff and beautiful beach- great facilities nice staff and beautiful beach- great facilities
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Date of experience: August 2020
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griffsgram wrote a review Aug 2020
West Seneca150 contributions252 helpful votes
This was a beautiful beach and we absolutely loved it ...it was so pretty and picturesque....the snackbar food was very good and also reasonable. The parking was expensive ( $25 per day ) but it was worth it for us
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Date of experience: August 2020
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jpett814 wrote a review Jul 2020
Mount Kisco, NY6 contributions10 helpful votes
My daughter and I go here every summer. I know things are different with Covid but I’m not impressed with how they are enforcing the rules. They state no groups of 10+ however, the past three days there have been groups of 12, 14, and 16. Not to mention, the “no alcohol rule” the same large groups are hanging out drinking beer covered with a can cozy trying to hide it! I said something to the lifeguard and was told there was nothing they could do. It’s the safety officer’s job. He’s supposed to come around a few times a day... I NEVER saw one! It’s just a shame that people don’t follow rules and an even bigger shame they don’t care! It’s usually a lovely, quiet place, the snack bar chicken tenders are also delish if you go.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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blackeldo wrote a review Oct 2019
Kiama, Australia1,940 contributions894 helpful votes
….ALTHOUGH THAT PRICE AIN’T CHEAP IF YOU DRIVE IN.. Hers the thing – KALMUS is located on DUNBAR POINT SAND SPIT at the entrance to LEWIS BAY. Spits tend to have beaches both sides and so we are looking at KALMUS BAY SIDE BEACH and a short distance south on the other side of the spit, KALMUS OCEAN SIDE. Each appeals to a certain type of beach goer. BAY SIDE is very protected, would seldom get ocean swell and associated rip currents. so attracts family groups with little kids (please keep a close eye on your kids – they can get into trouble so quickly even in the most benign of conditions – don’t rely on life-guards who can be distracted by those hot G-stringed co-eds. Sand is closer to yellow than white and has a lot of small shells and stones. The beach is fairly long – some 700m from bay entrance to near HYANNIS YACHT CLUB – and was reasonably wide adjacent beach access from the amenities block. It was not very crowded early afternoon on nice weekdays mid August. Water temp in the bay seemed slightly higher than ocean side. OCEAN SIDE is more exposed to onshore winds and swell and attracts WIND SURFERS and at times BOARD SURFERS (although conditions were not great for the latter both times I called by). But neophyte beach goers need to be careful of the waves and any rips that are about**. The windy sea breeze made things less pleasant meaning few people on that side my visits. Would be good on a very hot day. This section of beach is a bit longer and considerably wider than BAY SIDE. Sand was similar EXCEPT there was quite a lot of weed along the tide marks joining the shells and stones. The neat facilities block is not small, housing change sheds, lifeguard equipment, a small museum like area and a food outlet with a large undercover seating area. It’s spit-central, equidistant from both beaches. The carpark is very big but parking is expensive at $20 irrespective of duration. At least you can use your ticket at 3 other BARNSTABLE beaches on the same day. However if you walk or cycle in, entry is FREE. MY RATING – if a parent I’d rate BAYSIDE 4 Tripadvisor roundels – a windsurfer? OCEAN SIDE4 also. But as a normal beach nerd I can only give them 3 roundels at most – I have visited many better beaches (I have a beach blog with over 3million hits, visited thousands over the years). TIPS - there is no parking charge after LABOR DAY - these are easy beaches to access - less than 2 KM south of the busy HYANNIS INNER HARBOUR area, another 400m to the MAIN ST (250m more to the main regional bus station (HYANNIS TRANSPORTATION CENTER). - It is on the HYANNIS TROLLEY route – a free summer service with a 45 minute rotation starting at the TRANSPORT CENTER and doing an anti-clockwise route past main points of interest, stopping on demand where it is safe – the beach is about 65% along the route. - **if caught in a rip current and exhausted simply tread water (minimal effort activity) and let it carry you out the back. Even the biggest rips dissipate less than 200m off the sand. It’s nice out there and you will soon be noticed. Don’t try to swim against a rip, you can’t. If not exhausted swim across - rips are narrow. Don’t try to rescue others – too many people drown trying to save friends and family – alert the lifeguards who have rescue, surf skills and endurance. - at the eastern end of each beach is a break-wall separating them from the entrance to LEWIS BAY. Good for fishing and people after a view. - another neat BAYSIDE beach good for kids with the added attraction of a nice park which includes the JfK MEMORIAL and KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL is VETERANS BEACH on the same OCEAN ST 1km closer to town. Also on thee TROLLLEY route.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Kenneth G wrote a review Oct 2019
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Very clean beach. They have bathrooms, snack bar and showers. Inside there are educational exhibits that explain local sealife. Lifeguards are friendly and quick to recomend places to eat and drink .
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Date of experience: October 2019
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