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Dune drills at White Crest beach!

White Crest is a beautiful windswept beach. Access is via a steepish dune with soft sand. It's... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
The Army ain't got nothin' on this workout

Great beach - however, you'd better be physically able to climb down and up a very long, steep hill... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
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“cahoon hollow”(3 reviews)
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

White Crest is a beautiful windswept beach. Access is via a steepish dune with soft sand. It's quite the workout to come back up after a day at the beach. My family often parks at White Crest and walks down the beach to the Beachcomber...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank liamsaunt
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Great beach - however, you'd better be physically able to climb down and up a very long, steep hill to get to the ocean. I'd compare access to the beach like the trails you'd ride a donkey down at the Grand Canyon. We chose this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Markpee
Reviewed November 25, 2017

Visit this beach during the off season and it will belong to you. I did, in the month of November. Free Parking. No Crowds. Just take a peaceful walk and the beach will belong to you.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank rxph9286
Reviewed September 17, 2017

We had the good fortune to live on Siesta Key--site of a perennial top-10 beach--for a few years, but I love this beach. It was our favorite over any of the National Seashore beaches.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Allen M
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Due to the long walk down the staircase to the beach, White Crest is less crowded than adjoining Lecount's Hollow, Cahoon Hollow or Newcomb Hollow. It's a lot of fun.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Tom K
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Just down the road from Beachcomber and the greatest beach in Cape Cod is this gem. You can walk 3/4 a mile to the Beachcomber or take the Funk Bus. The beach didn't have the swells or the bar however it's just as beautiful and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

This beach has a great view of the sunrise, but it's not easy to get to the water, especially if you're not ready for a cardio workout getting back up. There is a steep slope you have to climb made of loose sand. If you're...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank 995evek
Reviewed April 6, 2017

The hike down to this beautiful beach isn't for the unsteady, but you can enjoy a lovely view in the morning and evening from the parking lot if that's all you're after. This is a popular spot for surfers. Make sure you get here early...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Eileen L
Reviewed September 26, 2016

You'll need a Wellfleet town sticker to park there in high season. All you need to do is go to the office down at the harbor, show proof of rental, and you're good to go. The town beaches are all fine, but White Crest has...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Two-Baby-Boomers
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Beautiful beach just a tough walk back up a graded slope. No stairs which could be good if you have a beach cart loaded with chairs and coolers on wheels, .

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Rick J
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