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Marconi Beach

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Address: Wellfleet, MA
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Nice beach - bring your own supplies

This is a great beach if you know what to plan for. All the other beaches we tried were completely full by the time we drove along the cape. There is plenty of parking here, plus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
coloradoMom13
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Denver
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Denver
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great beach if you know what to plan for. All the other beaches we tried were completely full by the time we drove along the cape. There is plenty of parking here, plus bathrooms and changing areas. You do have to walk down the wooden stairs to get to the beach, but no problem once your down... More 

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Randolph, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We took a trip down the Cape to Wellfleet, actually Marconi Beach a part of the National Seashore Park. It was a great day, hot but with a good breeze. Plenty of parking, but you have walk down a set of large wooden stairs. There wasn't much of a surf and the water was 55 degrees, very cold. We watched... More 

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Williamsville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had some time to fill while waiting to meet up with a friend so we stopped at Marconi Beach. It was a windy day, but we encounter a park ranger who had interesting history to tell us about Marconi Beach and the first transatlantic wireless communication. It made the stop so much more worthwhile having the ranger explain things... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed Marconi Beach. There was plenty of parking. I appreciated the rest rooms, showers and changing areas. Very helpful. The walk to the beach is ok but the stairs down to the beach could be tough for those with walking issues. Once on the beach it was great, Didn't find people sitting on top of each other like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beach with lots of sand to spread out, even though the parking lot was full the beach didn't seem crowded. The sand is very rocky but this is our first visit to the Cape so don't have other beaches to compare to.

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Thank Sherri K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably one of my favorite beaches of all time. The water is great, the dunes beautiful. A great beach for long walks. Never really gets too crowded either. Nice respectable crowd. Pack your own (healthy?) snacks because xthere's no concession stand (bad food anyway). $20 to park. You get what you pay for.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed this beach for it's surf and size. Despite the large area it was well used and was almost fully saturated by beach lovers for the afternoon. I got to the beach to enjoy more tranquility. Got to see many seals and of course the "shark" flag was waving.

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Thank Fay K
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the National Seashore, this is a great beach. $20.00 with plenty of parking, rest rooms and changing rooms. We saw lots of seals in the water and the waves were nice. It was a bit crowded, and would recommend pool shoes as it is a bit rocky under the water.

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

love this beach, has showers and changing rooms, waves, beautiful sand, low tide was fabulous for everyone. we saw seals and a baby humpback whale!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time walking this beach late in the afternoon. We spotted a few seals as we walked. Not crowded at all.

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