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“Cape Cod Coast Guard Beach etc.”
Review of Coast Guard Beach

Coast Guard Beach
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Eastham
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Owner description: A great beach to hike, relax and soak up the natural beauty of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Waltham, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cape Cod Coast Guard Beach etc.”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Great Beach, visited by Henry David Thoreau, is right here. Nice chance to study beach changes, both longshore transport of sand, and coastal erosion. Nauset Marsh is lclose to the former Coast Guard Station. There is a path that leads to the bicycle trail bridge. Lots of shorebirds are on the flats in the summer and in the salt marsh grass. Nauset Spit is a good walk out to a barrier beach. Nauset Marsh is at the end of Nauset Spit. Local author Henry Beston (Cape Cod's own Thoreau), wrote his book; "The Outermost House" from his beach cottage that he built here. The Inn at the Oaks is the best B&B to stay at nearby.

Visited November 2013
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Eastham, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“good beach, difficult access”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great beach, long walking beach. But in the summer you have to park at some distance and use the Park Service shuttle; they won't even let you drop someone off.

Visited August 2013
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Sutton,Ma
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Photographer's Dream”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Spent well over an hour photographing the beach and nearby salt marsh.Lots of surfers there that day as well.

Visited October 2013
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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Always Rated Among the Best Beaches in the U.S.!”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

We are locals who got married on the beach in October, 2008. I have been coming here for 40+ years...the erosion has taken a lot away and the National Park shuttle service is a pain in the butt. But, a trip to Coast Guard is a great way to spend the day any time of year!

Visited August 2013
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MA
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Gorgeous tide pools”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This beach is gorgeous! The tide pools are so beautiful and interesting to explore. We went after 5 (or was it 6? I can't remember) so we could park without a sticker (and I loved that the lot is reserved for locals only during the day). The sun was going down, and took a lots of pictures of the tide pools and rivulets left by the receding tide. Magical!

Visited August 2013
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