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Skaket Beach

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Address: Skaket Beach Street, Orleans, MA

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Low Tide Fun

We visited Skaket Beach around low-tide start time, which was 3:30 pm that day, and walked for a long distance to reach some water with our beach chairs and cooler. We sat there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
736cathy
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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Skaket Beach around low-tide start time, which was 3:30 pm that day, and walked for a long distance to reach some water with our beach chairs and cooler. We sat there for over an hour enjoying the view, breeze, and sunshine. It was spectacular. Also enjoy this beach at high tide for easy swimming without big waves. Only... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The beach is clean and lovely, with restrooms located just off the parking lot. Parking is not free, however. $20/day for non-residents. The beach does get crowded. It's on the bay side so the water is warmer than oceanside and when the tide is out, you can walk pretty far out into the bay. It's a beautiful place to watch... More 

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Portland, Connecticut
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Clean beach with lifeguards, snack stand and bathrooms. The beach has beautiful sand, and offers lovely views of the water.

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Thank Joanne S
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a $20 parking fee in season. The bathrooms and food are close to the parking area so plan ahead At low tide the water was very far out so we got to see the oyster beds that normally would be under water. The beach is very clean without many seashells or rocks. Great for the kids to play... More 

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Thank rblock49
Orangeburg, New York
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Skate beach is the best for young kids. The water is nice and shallow for a long distance, so little ones can wade around in water that's only six inches or a foot deep. There's no real surf either, so it's not going to toss them around or knock them over.

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Thank Marc S
MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived around 11, and a few parking spots were available. The $20 daily fee also covers Nauset and Orleans beaches, should you wish to beach-hop for a day. Tide was almost all the way out, which gave our kiddos plenty of shallow tide pools to explore. Water here is relatively warm, too, if you're used to frigid New England water!

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Thank macknitter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my 9 month, 2 year, and 8 year olds. It was great. Waves weren't too big, super soft sand perfect for sand castles. Food, restrooms, life gaurds all great. Amazing hiw different it is from Nauset beach which even I was scared to go in because of the high waves plus it was freezing. Great for teens though.... More 

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Thank Barbara M
Boston, Massachusetts
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were there when the tide was low and we walked all the way to the ocean. Lots of interesting things you can see as you walk, including oyster nets . The beach has nice beautiful grass and purple color sand. Bring you camera with you. Great place for kids and family. Parking can be difficult during summer days. There... More 

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Thank New O
South Salem, New York
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get a parking space at low tide and walk for miles across smooth sand, tidal pools and warm water. Take a dip in the delightful waters of Cape Cod Bay! This is one of the best spots on the Cape for beautiful sunsets!

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Thank Peter2868
Freeport, New York
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being from Long Island and growing up with beaches makes this difficult. However it's a safe beach for little ones for the most part.. Yes there is a sign posted about great white sharks so be alert. Small parking lot and it's $20 parking. There is a food vendor here.. Which makes it nice.

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