Nauset Beach

Beach Road, Orleans MA 02653
A shark flag blows in the breeze above Nauset Beach in Orleans, Cape Cod.

One of the most popular beaches on the Cape, Nauset Beach features a large parking lot with restrooms, changing stations and food. The water is a bit colder than other beaches on the cape and chances are you’ll see a few seals in the water. This is a popular area for sharks as well, so use caution when swimming. Surfing is permitted in portions of the miles-long beach. The south end of the parking lot has access for 4WD vehicles with an oversand permit to drive out on the beach.


Parking: 400+ spaces

  • 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

Lifeguards in season
Restroom facilities
Dogs allowed off-season only. No dogs April 1 through Labor Day.
Moderately crowded
Cool salt water