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“Great family spot.”
Review of Harding Beach

Harding Beach
Ranked #7 of 49 things to do in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence
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Plano, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
255 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great family spot.”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Good little beach with life guards and security. Keep an eye on the seaweed cleaning though to make sure you go on the right day to avoid being surrounded.

You will need to have a membership or pay for daily use.

Visited July 2013
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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“quiet, isolated beach”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

lots of waves and big winds while were there. Owl sightings are relatively common although we didn't get lucky.

Visited March 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Beach for a Walk!”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

This beach is great for kids. The water is warmer than some of the other Chatham beaches. There is lots of room to park and easy to get kids to and from the nearby parking lot. The beach goes on all the way so you can take long walks. The sand is perfect for building sand castles.

Visited July 2013
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Taunton, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Our favorite beach in Chatham”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

We are regulars at Hardings Beach, we spend a lot of time in Chatham and Hardings is our go to Beach! The beach is clean and they rake it so the seaweed is cleaned from the beach area. The waves are wonderful and the sand is nice, some rocks, I suggest wearing water shoes if you plan on going in the water. But great views of the light house, windsurfers, boats and kayaks,seals and even the occasional small sand shark. Life gaurds on duty are very attentive, and kids can bring in boogey boards if you go past the roped in area. Great fishing around the sand dunes and you can walk to the light house. Bathrooms are clean and there is an outdoor shower and changing area. The ice cream man comes in the afternoon. Great spot for families, safe for kids. Pack a lunch and get there early you will want to spend the whole day. Couples and older folks will enjoy the cocktail parties later in the afternoon and evening with beautiful sunsets. Fireworks can be seen from the beach most nights in July. There is a charge to get in , but well worth it! We always get the weekly pass, if your spending time in Chatham make this a number one stop! Beach is wonderful anytime of the year, not just the summer!
Beach is handicap accessible and the lifegaurds are great, they even have a large wheeled sand wheel~ chair to help you onto the beach and into the water! No dogs allowed on beach area during the summer season, but off season you can walk thru the dunes to the lighthouse.

Visited May 2013
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Marshfield, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect town beach”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Waves, not too crowded on a hot August midweek day......food truck, great parking.....clean bathroom facilities and great walking to Stage Harbor Light. Seaweed galore the day I was there, just a New England nuisance . This is not Lighthouse Beach by any means but a good pick for families.

Visited August 2013
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