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Early Morning Strolls

Skaket is our first choice for early morning walks on the beach and we would definitely recommend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Burlington, Vermont
Excellent sunsets!

A wonderful beach in the summer and exquisite sunsets! We especially love going at night to see the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lee, Massachusetts
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192 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3008
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Skaket is our first choice for early morning walks on the beach and we would definitely recommend to others (couples, families).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank loveandlayovers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful beach in the summer and exquisite sunsets! We especially love going at night to see the sunset.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eastham1995
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tide is very gradual and easy on small children. Make sure that. You use plenty of suntan lotion at the beach since the sun is hot no matter the tide.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank capec0dtraveler
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We stopped last night for the sunset. It's an excellent spot for watching sunset on Cape Cod. It is also one of the best beaches for families with small children ---- shallow, no surf, and when the tide goes out there are mud flats for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joseph M
Reviewed October 29, 2018

This is a great spot to watch the sun go down or just take a stroll. I went on a rather windy and cold day so it was not the best, but even then it is easy to see why this place is so beloved.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank waiake1
Reviewed October 28, 2018

You have to be there to fully appreciate the views...just don't forget to Get a beach permit if you want to have your wedding ceremony there!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Caroline D
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We are fortunate to live in Orleans and be able to visit this location year round. Best sunsets are during the summer when the sun sets into the ocean. There is a snack bar there and restrooms in season. When tide goes out, you can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jack M
Reviewed October 10, 2018

This beach is a sea lover's dream...sunsets that are gorgeous, walking for miles on low tide days, crabbing with flashlights at night, or in the day too! In the off season, no parking fee...how great is that! You will love it!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We have been visiting the cape for several years now and each time, we spend mornings and afternoons walking on Skaket Beach. The beach is quiet, clean, un-commercialized and very peaceful. Very therapeutic.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jan P
Reviewed September 30, 2018

A calm, quiet beach, not too overcrowded even at the height of summer. Great place to watch fishing boats off-load.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank JohnK3353
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May 28, 2018|
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Response from jdfranco | Reviewed this property |
Nope. It will cost you $25 for a day of parking. Skaket is in Orleans so you would need an Orleans pass.
Bill T
August 11, 2017|
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Response from Jafo8868 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. However, you must make sure it is anchored. The winds are very strong at times and I have witnessed a heavy metal canopy roll away in the wind because the owner only buried the legs in the sand. The people who... More
Karen S
October 4, 2016|
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Response from Norwood49 | Reviewed this property |
As noted by others, it's free after Labor Day
Travel Forum Posts
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.
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Last minute weeky to Cape Cod Aug 16 to 22 with 2 young kids (6 Replies)
Hi there, Please let me start by saying I have read some of the top questions on this but still was wondering for expert advice for a last minute one week vacation Aug 16 to 21..with me, hubby, 3 and 4.5 year old.. I did read that almost every where on the Cape is good for families but we still want a central location with a walkable town walkable to a nice beach. We don't mind driving to closeby beach as well but still prefer to be on a nice beach for evening stroll. (We are from NJ...More
August 04, 2014|
Response fromkendrick|
You may need to come up on your budget if you expect 2 rooms or a condo, August is still peak season. Walking to beach & town means Falmouth, Harwich, Wellfleet & Provincetown. With the exception of Wellfeet, all of the beaches associated with these towns would be ocean side, lots of kids and families there but maybe not what you want in terms of waves. All of the bayside beaches are calm & great for small kids- look for places in Dennis, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham. The Red...More
Naomi S
Newington, CT
Trip Report-Part 2 (5 Replies)
Monday 7/23 Cloudy start to the day (it had rained overnight) but it turned out to be a decent day. We decided that this would be the day we'd give Bonatt's a try for breakfast. We lucked out & found a parking space, we happen to spot someone leaving. OK, we put our name on the LONG waiting list. We were told the wait would be about 30- minutes (closer to 45-60) . We walked over to the bakery to see what all the fuss was about. Not impressed. It's a bakery, we have those back home...More
July 30, 2007|
Response fromAnn P|
We had breakfast at Grumpy's. It was the first time back in 14 years. We live 4 miles away. It's big on selection, down on quality. I will say service is pretty amazing and fast. Never again.