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“Beautiful - Cold Water”
Review of Nauset Light Beach

Nauset Light Beach
Ranked #3 of 30 things to do in Eastham
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

I've been a fan of this beach for years. We were delighted to find an oceanfront cottage 9/2013 here as it's on the protected Nat'l Seashore which I believe limits buildings to those grandfathered in before its declaration. There has been a lot of dune erosion recently so the long staircase has been rebuilt (again) but this time they split the long case into 2 wings, which helps with traffic flow & provides a breather to rest mid way. There are outdoor showers and flush toilets. Large parking lot that does fill by mid-morning in season. The beach is quite long on either side and offers seemingly endless walks. There are now many more seals swimming along shore, but we never saw them beach themselves, even when the beach emptied at day's end. Seals means sharks though, so if you dare to brave the icy water & swim, this thought can dampen the experience. It is hard to find smooth sand without seaweed here, but it is a wonderful beach for simply sitting or walking. Hardly even saw boat traffic.

Thank T D
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Take your bike here and it is easier to get in then trying to park. Not always open so check the hours ahead. Great tour and beautiful view.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Same beach as Coast Guard Beach (short distance up the coast); good beach. Long stairs to get from parking lot down to beach. Decent parking lot although it does fill early.

Thank Stephen W
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Nauset light has been photographed by so many over the years and I had to add it to my collection as well.Weell worth stopping!

Thank David J
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

This beach was a beautiful site in October- void of all the tourist beach bums that flock to the beach in the summer. We were one of the only people on the vast open beach. The water looks crystal clear and we got to watch the seals play in the water.

Thank shulamis l
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