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“Stunning”
Review of Marconi Beach

Ranked #1 of 37 things to do in Wellfleet
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cape cod, ma
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Stunning”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

There is nothing like the view from the outer cape, you can practically see Europe!

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Horsens, Denmark
Level 6 Contributor
302 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Next stop Portugal....”
Reviewed November 7, 2011

Went her for a view of the Atlantic surface, undisturbed from any land going east - aside Europe. When visiting this time of year (mid October) the crowds are gone, the parking lot is mostly empty (at least when we arrived around 10 am) and parking is free.
The beach is fantastic and it is a strange thing, that the next solid ground you'll bump into if you go swimming straight east is Portugal - that of cause depends on your navigational skills.
The beach requires that you're able to climb some stairs, and then you're rewarded with a fantastic view of the coast.
When we were there, the kids had a great time digging in the sand, finding crabs (mostly dead ones) and being scrutinized by a couple of very interested seals, which were swimming parallel to the coast.
I can from other pictures, see that there are horribly crowded during summer - so I include one almost without people.
Marconi beach is part of the national Seashore and absolutely worth a visit - also out of the season.

Visited October 2011
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Milan, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wow, great beach!”
Reviewed October 25, 2011

Marconi beach is just what you expect it to be: big large sandy beach, with fabulous steep cliffs, practically untamed nature, and where everybody is respectful of the environment, and it's one of the beaches that do not require any 3days/one week stickers, which means you can stay for the day (parking is $15) and there are restrooms, and outdoor showers... the water is ice cold of course, being on the atlantic, but we did swim and really enjoyed it. Bring your picnic at sunset!!

Visited August 2011
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Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Big cliffs - nice beach!”
Reviewed October 19, 2011

Interesting to see where transatlantic wireless transmissions all began!

Visited May 2011
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely Beautiful!”
Reviewed September 5, 2011

Such a scenic and beautiful beach - the water is on the colder side but it is not too crowded which is really nice during busy summer weekends.

Visited September 2011
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