Nauset Light Beach

Ocean View Dr, Eastham, MA 02642
Waves lap at the shore of Nauset Light Beach in Eastham, Cape Cod.

Backed by high dunes that separate the beach from the rest of the world, Nauset Light Beach is the perfect spot to disconnect and enjoy the pristine ocean views. Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, the beach is popular among surfers, swimmers and vacationers alike. Swimmers should pay close attention to warnings and lifeguards, as this is an active shark area. Parking in the small lot will fill up quickly, but there’s usually enough space on the beach to spread out. The $60 season pass for all 6 Cape Cod National Seashore beaches is one of the best deals around.

Parking: 90 spaces

  • Daily (Car) $25
  • Daily (Foot/Bike) $15
  • Season $60 (Valid for all 6 National Seashore beaches)

Cape Cod National Seashore beaches require a fee or season pass from late June through Labor Day. From Labor day through mid September, a fee or season pass is only required on weekends and holidays at select beaches. The season pass can be used at Coast Guard Beach (Eastham), Nauset Light Beach (Eastham), Marconi Beach (Wellfleet), Head of the Meadow Beach (Truro), Race Point (Provincetown) and Herring Cove (Provincetown).

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Lifeguards in season
Restroom facilities
Dogs not allowed in lifeguard protected areas during the summer (passing through is OK). Additional temporary bans on pets are occasionally put in place to protect nesting birds. Check posted signage.
Moderately crowded
Cool salt water