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“Ideal for Small Children”
Review of Skaket Beach

Skaket Beach
Ranked #2 of 45 things to do in Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Ideal for Small Children”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We take the grandsons to Skaket every summer, sometimes more than once. Huge, clean sand beach with a *very* shallow drop off -- you can probably walk out a mile and be no more than waist deep. It's on the bay side, so there are no rough seas to contend with. And in spite of all the tourists who come to the Cape, somehow this beach is never crowded -- maybe because it is so large. There is a parking charge in season (and a small concession stand), but we usually come later in the day and miss both.

Visited July 2013
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Binghamton, New York
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Sunset:)”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Beautiful place to see the sunsets, went 3 nights and wish we had more. Absolutely beautiful. DId not go during the day, tide goes way out, would have been nice to walk

Visited September 2013
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North Haven, Connecticut
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An absolutely wonderful place for kids!”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

If you're going to be at the Cape with your kids, you can't miss spending a least part of your day at Skaket beach in Orleans. A wonderful little beach where the tide goes out for miles. You're kids will love to run along the sandbars and in the puddles. Fly a kite where there is nothing to interfere with it. Or just make really great sandcastles and wash them get washed away when the tide comes in. There's also a little tidal inlet to float down in your inner tube.

Visited June 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Fun for small children also fabulous sunsets in the evening”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Much better for small children to paddle and swim than Nauset beach (only due to the waves at Nauset). Great for the day but wonderful sunsets in the evening.

Visited August 2013
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Jacobus, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Terrific sunset”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Best place in Orleans to watch a sunset. Bring your camera! Low tide was beautiful for our last sunset of the week.

Visited September 2013
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