Nauset Beach

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Nauset Beach
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46oceangirl
Westford, MA1,655 contributions
Jul 2020
We were there on a Tuesday and they are only letting in 50% in the parking lot and its $20 CASH only to park. The lot is huge, we went way down, less crowded. There i a food truck there with tables that are socially distanced etc. There are new stairs up and down, to social distance and there is a matt that helps going on the sand to the beach. They have lifeguards. Lots of seals, no sharks at the time we went. The sand is soft and powdery. Its just a beautiful beach, long and plenty of shells and rocks when you walk but not the water. The ocean is clean, sandy bottom no big rocks etc. Just a fantastic family beach. Warning, go early or you won't get in especially on a weekend!!
They have porto potty' and changing bays for men and woman.
Written July 22, 2020
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MWK51
Hudson, OH1,185 contributions
Sep 2020
We arrived at this beach with a friend who lives in Orleans and has a beach sticker, so there was no fee. The weekend after Labour Day, it was not crowded, finding a parking spot at mid day was not a problem. There would food trucks for those who wished to purchase food. Changing rooms and rest rooms in the Administration building (which is close to be covered in sand). This was the first weekend dogs were allowed back on the beach, so many of the groups had their animal with them. I am not a big fan of dogs, but they all were leashed and the owners seemed to be cleaning up after them. (Dog waste bags are available as you walk towards the beach from the parking lot). The sand was fine and soft, a joy to walk on. The waves were rolling and it was a lovely sight.
Written September 29, 2020
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KCLizard
State College, PA598 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a big beach with soft sand, and a nice dune behind it. There are lifeguards here during the day (at least on weekends), and there are restrooms, changing rooms, and food trucks. The parking is a bit expensive ($30), and the nearby lot fills early so we ended up in the secondary lot that requires a bit of a hike down to the beach. Overall, it is a nice beach for families.
Written August 1, 2021
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Sunapee17
Newport, NH410 contributions
Apr 2022
Great beach to walk - you can go on for what seems like forever without running into many people - especially at this time of year. We saw an orca whale the other day. Spotted it by it blow hole water - what an amazing event. We have always seen seals here, but not a whale!!! Surf at high tide is forceful and yet beautiful.
Written April 28, 2022
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spren2016
Andover, CT106 contributions
Jun 2021
I heard about Nauset Beach Inn on Howie Carr's radio show and bought three gift certificates. We're so glad we did. We really loved the place with its more than 180 degree ocean view from our room. My wife saw seals swimming in the ocean from our room. The room was simple but very clean and efficient. Bring your own hair drier if that is important to you as none are provided.

They have three fire circles that go all day until 10pm. The beach is a very short walk away. We came home yesterday and already are greatly missing the ability to just sit and look out the large picture windows and see the ocean, and to keep the windows open so we can hear the pounding of the surf. We will definitely return.
Written June 5, 2021
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FK
8 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Wonderful beach, a lot of space to spread out, we saw more than five seals swimming around. Because of the cold water even in July and the occasional shark sightings, this beach is not necessarily the first choice for swimming, but rather for watching the waves, sea life and for enjoying a beautiful beach. Sometimes the parking lot reaches capacity early in the day, if it’s nice weather early arrival is a good idea. We forgot bug spray which was a mistake. The one food truck had decent food (some Mexican choices and sandwiches), bathrooms and changing rooms are available. Parking during the day $30.
Written July 18, 2021
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Traveler2585
Mansfield, MA98 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a great beach - spacious, clean, restrooms and lifeguards. Great surfing and body boarding with the big waves. Lots of seals which can mean sharks but we aren't too concerned - lifeguards put up flags for shark warnings and we don't go too far out. The only reason I ranked it as 4 instead of 5 is the rocks. My kids and I all had bloody, scraped feet from the amount of rocks at the shore line. Every time a wave comes in and then goes out, your feet sink and get battered with rocks. My kids didn't want to go back even though they loved the waves.
Written August 17, 2021
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Rbb599
Camp Verde, AZ231 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Beach is clean and easy access. Fortunately we were here in the first half of June and avoided the $25 parking sticker. Most of the day you can watch the numerous seals swimming right in front of you. Being early June water was colder than I wanted. Anyway a good day at the beach, it is really beautiful.
Written June 9, 2021
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first-tymer
Allendale, NJ240 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Nice beach but a little rocky at low tide. Bottom drops off a bit after you walk through the rocks. Restrooms and portajohns plus food truck area. Parking is a bit overpriced at $30 for the day. Would expect valet for that! Need to watch for rip tides too.
Written August 24, 2021
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C-Pat21
Rochester, NY143 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
My family, 2 adults and 3 kids, were hoping for a better beach than we got. It had great sand and lifeguards which was nice. However this beach is popular and you end up on top of each other. Also, we were there as high tide was nearing and then going out some.
We wanted to boogie board but beach slant is steep and thus the waves broke right on the shore so there was no way to ride waves. Lots of cool rocks for my son to collect but had to brave the breakers to grab them and little to no shells.
Water was significantly colder on Atlantic side of Cape vs the bay side, which is to be expected but something to keep in mind when visiting.
This beach was our last one for the week and we had hoped for much more given the high ratings.
There is a bathroom and changing room which is nice.
Cost to park was $30. This seems fairly standard on the Cape during peak season.
Written August 23, 2021
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