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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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Lodging Near Nauset Beach

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Walk to Nauset Beach $6,200 wk, Sleeps 8-10

Walk to Nauset Beach $6,200 wk, Sleeps 8-10

16 Pendleton Drive, Orleans
5.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

This vacation home is located in Orleans (East Orleans), close to Nauset Beach, Nauset Inlet, and Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum. Local attractions also include Academy Playhouse and Jonathan Young Windmill.

Nauset Beach Buddy

Nauset Beach Buddy

215 Beach Rd Unit B, Orleans
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in East Orleans, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Nauset Beach and Nauset Inlet. Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum and Academy Playhouse are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Nauset Beach Dream

Nauset Beach Dream

215 Beach Road Unit A, Orleans
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in East Orleans, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Nauset Beach and Nauset Inlet. Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum and Academy Playhouse are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Nauset Heights! A Very Special Home FOR 6 Very Special Guests

Nauset Heights! A Very Special Home FOR 6 Very Special Guests

14 Alden Rd, Orleans
0.0 out of 5.0

This vacation home is located in Orleans (East Orleans), close to Nauset Inlet, Nauset Beach, and Edward Penniman House and Barn. Local attractions also include Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum and Jonathan Young Windmill.

Ship's Knees Inn

Ship's Knees Inn

186 Beach Rd, Orleans
4.7
of 5, from 15 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in East Orleans, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Nauset Beach and Nauset Inlet. Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum and Academy Playhouse are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Nauset House Inn

Nauset House Inn

143 Beach Rd, Orleans
4.9
of 5, from 13 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in East Orleans, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nauset Beach and Nauset Inlet. Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum and Academy Playhouse are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Classic Cape IN East Orleans! Close TO Nauset Beach! PET Friendly!

Classic Cape IN East Orleans! Close TO Nauset Beach! PET Friendly!

5 Cedar Land Rd, East Orleans
0.0 out of 5.0

This property is located in Orleans (East Orleans), close to Nauset Beach, Nauset Inlet, and Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum. Local attractions also include Academy Playhouse and Jonathan Young Windmill.

Garden Charm Near Nauset by RedAwning

Garden Charm Near Nauset by RedAwning

75 Gosnold Rd, Orleans
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in East Orleans, this vacation home is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Nauset Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nauset Inlet and Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum. Academy Playhouse and Addison Art Gallery are also within 3 mi (5 km).