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“Spectacular beach with dunes, seagrass, solitude”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Duck Harbor Beach

Duck Harbor Beach
Ranked #13 of 35 things to do in Wellfleet
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116 reviews
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“Spectacular beach with dunes, seagrass, solitude”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We did not try to get there for a sunset, given the small size of the parking lot and the crowds who reportedly show up for the sundown show. But at mid morning, it was quiet and solitary. I didn't expect any views this grand on the bay side of the Cape. I would happily revisit for a day or so. Guidebooks say to come an hour before sundown, bring a picnic supper and eat on the picnic tables. Couldn't locate any tables, so bring a blanket.

Visited July 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Serene Evening Stroll”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Wonderful solitude to stroll at sunset with the one you love.
Beautiful views from this bayside beach

Visited June 2014
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Alexandria, VA
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1,602 reviews
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“Good Bayside Beach”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Duck Harbor provides an expansive beach on the Bay with a very different feel from beaches on the oceanside. There is a lot more debris as well as stones in your search for place to set up your umbrella and then find an entrance into the water. However, the waves are smaller and water warmer so it can be more inviting. Easy access along a sandy path with a spectacular view of Provincetown on the right and Eastham on the left once on the beach. This vista is particularly beautiful at dusk with the sun setting over the horizon into the water. A smaller parking lot so Duck Harbor is often overflowing and is managed by the town so requires a permit during the season.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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“Tranquil and beautiful sunset”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

A little out of the way from the major attractions of Cape Cod but well worth the detour if you are seeking unspoiled nature and away from the crowds.

The beach is nice but the really interesting feature is the tidal salt marsh, which can be accessed from the Bound Brook Island Road. Tranquil and beautiful, the sunset is particularly magnificent. It can get quite windy so appropriate clothing is required. Also lots of insects so should take plenty of repellent.

Visited October 2013
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Wellfleet, Massachusetts, United States
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100 reviews
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“Favorite Bay Beach Walk”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We have always enjoyed walking at Duck Harbor. There is room enough to walk without joining a crowd. It is also a fun place to find pretty stones. It is fairly level so many can manage if they can get to the beach. The walk from the parking lot to the beach could be a challenge for some with walking difficulties. A great off season place to spend some time.

Visited October 2013
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