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Wonderful family beach.

Stayed near Nauset Beach but drove over to Skaket to swim, it was delightful. I think in the summer... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Flyer732466
Small beach with small waves but no sharks (yet)!

Nice small beach with good sand on the bay side of Orleans. Limited parking and restrooms. Nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter R
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Stayed near Nauset Beach but drove over to Skaket to swim, it was delightful. I think in the summer it must get pretty crowded but in Sept. the water is still pretty warm.

Thank Flyer732466
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice small beach with good sand on the bay side of Orleans. Limited parking and restrooms. Nice to watch birds and see fish in the water. Pretty for sunsets. Not the extreme wind and surf that you will see on the Atlantic side of Orleans....More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach has bathrooms and a snack bar, although the snack bar was not open for our visit. We were there at low tide and the sandy beach with tide pools was gorgeous! This would be great for young kids because they could play in...More

Thank april6335
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went at low tide. Plenty of beach for kids to run, play, gather and feel safe around water levels. Sunsets are amazing here.

Thank jdfawley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply amazing and as described. You can walk forever until you hit the waters edge. So much fun and the scenery and dunes are all great. I couldn't believe what I saw. Nothing else like it.

Thank XSki007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there 2 evenings with low tide. Stunning sun set. U can walk out soooo far it is amazing. Get bug spray... They are nasty. Great pics made by my sons

Thank ski601
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At low tide, the beach extends quite far into the gulf because of how shallow the water is. This makes it great for flying kits, building sand castles or relaxing. Parking is $20/day and space is limited, so get there early if it is going...More

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice beach to visit at sunset. It was fun to hear everyone clap when the sun fell below the horizon.

Thank Amkras
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just perfect. Shallow waters with a lot of things to do: build a sand castle, catch a crab or just to chase your little friend around.

Thank Yury1080
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tidal flats at low tide were absolutley amazing. Hard to imagine just how far you can walk out. We set out a little before low tide and slowly followed it way out and then let the high tide slowly chase us back in. A...More

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alipippin
28 May 2018|
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Response from jdfranco | Reviewed this property |
Nope. It will cost you $25 for a day of parking. Skaket is in Orleans so you would need an Orleans pass.
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Bill T
12 August 2017|
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Response from Jafo8868 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. However, you must make sure it is anchored. The winds are very strong at times and I have witnessed a heavy metal canopy roll away in the wind because the owner only buried the legs in the sand. The people who... More
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Karen S
4 October 2016|
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Response from Norwood49 | Reviewed this property |
As noted by others, it's free after Labor Day
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