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Nauset Beach

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Nauset Beach

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Becki G wrote a review Sep 13
Pittsfield, Massachusetts210 contributions60 helpful votes
First - I wouldn't go here with little kids. The waves are big and powerful here - which is why my son likes it. If you're planning on being in the water, I would suggest strong swimmers go - even if they are not planning on going out far. The facilities are well-maintained and clean. Parking is $20/day, but is good for this beach only (at other Cape beaches, if they are part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, you can buy admission to one and then choose to go to another without paying again so long as you go the same day). The beach itself is sandy, not rocky, so walking barefoot is comfortable. It seems to be crowded along the shoreline, so walking along the shore for any distance is no easy feat - especially in the COVID climate we are now experiencing. They have handicapped accessible Mobi Mats, but they don't go all the way to the water, or much near the water at all. They are often up and down hills which may be difficult for people in wheelchairs. (My husband had ALS, so I always pay attention to this even though - sadly enough - we don't need to be aware of this anymore). The "shark flag" is frequently flying because, I was told, they often have tagged sharks near their buoys where they detect them. It doesn't necessarily mean they have come up to the beach. The staff there advised us if you see a seal in the water, to just get out.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Laura N wrote a review Sep 8
Torrington, Connecticut16 contributions2 helpful votes
For $20 it was a great beach day! Family friendly, lots of space to spread out, parking wasn’t an issue (we did get there at 9:30am).
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Date of experience: September 2020
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rachael Sunshine wrote a review Sep 8
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Beautiful sunrises, big waves, warm sun and watching AWS tag a White Shark best summarize this year on the Cape at Nauset Beach. Please carry in and CARRY OUT YOUR TRASH!! Keep the beaches clean!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Jennifer P wrote a review Sep 2
Marion, New York59 contributions26 helpful votes
We spent a lot of time walking the beach looking for shells. The sand is very soft and the beach is very clean. We saw quite a few seals swim by.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kristine L wrote a review Aug 2020
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Nice beach, pretty crowded but big enough that we were spread out. Waves were a little rough but my husband and daughter liked swimming. Saw quite a few seals and even saw a shark jump up, which was very exciting. Probably wouldn’t bring toddlers, it’s more of an older kid beach. Also had an ice cream truck out front with really good ice cream, and even vegan ice cream for my daughter.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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