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Nauset Beach

Vast expanses of white sand, light blue water and gentle waves mingle with the sounds of seabirds and seals at this secret gem in Cape Cod.

One of the highlights of a visit to Cape Cod is a trip to Nauset Beach. Arrive in East Orleans to find saltbox houses and buttery lobster rolls in abundance, all walking distance from some of the most beautiful beaches in New England. Take a camera with you when you visit Nauset Beach.

Not far from Skaket Beach, Nauset Beach is a great place to spend a long day enjoying traditional seaside activities, including swimming or surfing with your family. It is also a wonderful place to simply relax.

Starfish, box turtles and seals are common sightings here. Quietly observe as these creatures come to lie near you on the shore to sleep in the sun. Retreat onto drier land and observe a sunset from a blanket strewn in front of wind-whipped dunes.

Visit Nauset Beach on-season or off. You may feel that the beach is your own private sanctuary due to its lack of crowds. During weekdays, you’ll find extra privacy. The sand here is heavy and fine-grained so you can create elaborate sandcastles. Test your architectural skills and see how your structures endure.

Show up early to surf, fish for bass or claim a spot from which to watch the sunrise. Bring a ball to play catch or frolic in the soft foam coming in from the gentle tide. Bring a picnic and enjoy the feeling of warm sand on your toes as you find a spot to sit down for lunch. If you drive, pay to park. However, spaces can become scarce during the busier summer months. 

Ample accommodations in eastern Cape Cod allow you to extend your stay for as long as you want. Stay walking distance from the Nauset Beach or in the heart of the small town. The beach is only a 2-mile (3-kilometer) walk from the center of East Orleans. On the way, enjoy seeing many beautiful vistas and striking colonial homes.


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Nauset Beach Inn
Nauset Beach Inn

Nauset Beach Inn

237 Beach Road, Orleans, MA
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated on the beach, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nauset Beach, Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum, and Academy Playhouse. Addison Art Gallery is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

    Ship's Knees Inn
    Ship's Knees Inn

    Ship's Knees Inn

    186 Beach Rd, Orleans, MA
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Orleans, this beach bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nauset Beach, Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum, and Academy Playhouse. Addison Art Gallery is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

      Walk to Nauset Beach $6,600wk, Sleeps 8-10
      Walk to Nauset Beach $6,600wk, Sleeps 8-10

      Walk to Nauset Beach $6,600wk, Sleeps 8-10

      Orleans, MA
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated by the ocean, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nauset Beach, Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum, and Academy Playhouse. Addison Art Gallery is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) away.

        #530: Amazing Nauset Heights Location, Steps to Nauset Beach, Large Private Yard, Dog Friendly!
        #530: Amazing Nauset Heights Location, Steps to Nauset Beach, Large Private Yard, Dog Friendly!

        #530: Amazing Nauset Heights Location, Steps to Nauset Beach, Large Private Yard, Dog Friendly!

        Orleans, MA
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Orleans, this historic resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nauset Beach, Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum, and Academy Playhouse. Addison Art Gallery and Cape Escape Adventure Golf are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Nauset Heights Contemporary
          Nauset Heights Contemporary

          Nauset Heights Contemporary

          Orleans, MA
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Orleans, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nauset Beach, Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum, and Academy Playhouse. Addison Art Gallery is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

            Newly Remodeled One Bedroom Condo Unit 1/2 Mile to Nauset Beach
            Newly Remodeled One Bedroom Condo Unit 1/2 Mile to Nauset Beach

            Newly Remodeled One Bedroom Condo Unit 1/2 Mile to Nauset Beach

            Orleans, MA
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated by the ocean, this condo building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Nauset Beach, Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum, and Academy Playhouse. Addison Art Gallery is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

              Stunning Property With Private Heated Pool, Walk to Ocean Beaches, Sleeps 12
              Stunning Property With Private Heated Pool, Walk to Ocean Beaches, Sleeps 12

              Stunning Property With Private Heated Pool, Walk to Ocean Beaches, Sleeps 12

              Orleans, MA
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Orleans vacation home is located by the ocean, within 3 mi (5 km) of Nauset Beach, Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum and Academy Playhouse. Addison Art Gallery is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.

                #505: Walk to Nauset Beach! Private Yard & Large Private Patio!
                #505: Walk to Nauset Beach! Private Yard & Large Private Patio!

                #505: Walk to Nauset Beach! Private Yard & Large Private Patio!

                Orleans, MA
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated by the ocean, this romantic vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Nauset Beach, Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum, and Academy Playhouse. Addison Art Gallery and Cape Escape Adventure Golf are also within 3 mi (5 km).