Beachgoers relax at one of the Orleans Beaches on Cape Cod.

Orleans Beaches

Orleans is home to three public saltwater beaches and two freshwater ponds. While that may not seem like a lot, consider that Nauset Beach stretches for miles down the entire length of the eastern shore of Orleans. On the bay side, Skaket Beach and Rock Harbor feature warmer protected waters and amazing sunset views.

Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake is a freshwater lake with clear water that is great for swimming, canoeing or kayaking. ...
Nauset Beach

Nauset Beach

One of the most popular beaches on the Cape, Nauset Beach features a large parking lot with restrooms, changing stations and ...
Pilgrim Lake

Pilgrim Lake

Quiet and family friendly, Pilgrim Lake is a popular freshwater pond for swimming, kayaking and relaxing. ...
Rock Harbor

Rock Harbor

Located on the south side of the entrance to Rock Harbor is a small, marshy public beach that is great for all ages. ...
Skaket Beach

Skaket Beach

The calm, warm waters of Cape Cod Bay make Skaket Beach an ideal spot for families. The shallow waters are great for kids, ...

Orleans Parking Rates

Daily $30
Weekly $125
Season $300
Season (Resident) $25


Orleans beach passes are required to park at town beaches between the hours of 7:30am – 4:30pm from June 18th through Labor Day. From May 28th to June 18th, passes are required on weekends only. Beach parking lots are free all other times. Passes can be used at both Nauset Beach and Skaket Beach.

For more information and to purchase passes visit:
www.town.orleans.ma.us/544/Natural-Resources—Beaches