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“A nightly sunset treat!”
Review of Skaket Beach

Skaket Beach
Ranked #2 of 45 things to do in Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A nightly sunset treat!”
Reviewed January 15, 2012

Come out to Skaket Beach at low tide to watch the sun fade into Cape Cod Bay. The water is warm and so shallow that you can walk out for 30 min. and still only be ankle deep. My summer visitors of all ages just love it! Kids can splash and inspect the sea life, while adults can savor the end of day beauty. And its FREE!

Visited July 2011
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NYC area
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great beach at low tide, especially for young kids”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Imagine a beach where you could walk out into the water almost forever and not have it get over your knees. Well, at low tide, that could describe Skaket Beach. As you walk through the water you will catch glimpses of crabs of all types, minnows, shells and perhaps even some bigger fish. Just a note - the beach gets quite crowded in the parking lot by mid-day and on the beach itself at high tide. Plan accordingly.

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Orleans, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great tidal beach for all ages”
Reviewed November 27, 2011

When the tide goes out, the beach is especially great for little kids because it leaves sand flats - great for playing in shallow tidal pools and making sand castles; also great for long walks on hard sand... not to mention, sunsets over the ocean (Cape Cod Bay) on the east coast!

Visited November 2011
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Boston
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“I LOVE SKAKET!”
Reviewed November 18, 2011

I have been going to Skaket beach for 45 years, since I was a baby and I have brought my own children there year after year. It helps that I have several family members who own homes right on this little piece of heaven. Over the years, the beach has not changed. I remember when Ardath's was built so many years ago, although it was simply known as the snack shack back then. The simple essence of Skaket has remained the same over the years. It's a great place for people of all ages. Its great for families with young children, the tidal pools at low tide are perfect for little ones to play in. It's great for beach walkers, as you can walk out about a mile at low tide and it's great for those who like to play catch...football, soccer, skim boarding. It's the perfect place to spend a summer day!

Visited July 2011
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buffalo, ny
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Close, clean and well maintained”
Reviewed October 19, 2011

Not many people there. Everything was just great! Sand, water and ocean. Could have stayed for weeks.....just perfect!

Visited September 2011
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