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Nauset Light Beach, Eastham

Birding in Massachusetts

About Nauset Light Beach
Another Cape Cod National Seashore gem, this mile-long beach is among the most popular on the Outer Cape. Great surfing and views down the beach of the dunes and water are breathtaking. A wooden stairway descends to the sands from the parking lot. Great spot for families, ideal for swimming, surfing, and body surfing. Lifeguards on duty. Nauset Light Beach has a large lookout area in the parking lot, ideal for viewing scenery and taking photographs.

One of the most popular beaches on Cape Cod, Nauset Light is a part of the National Seashore and is located in Eastham. Backed by massive dunes, this beach is quite large, but smaller compared to other seashore beaches. It has large waves great for surfing and boogie boarding. Historic and enchanting Nauset Lighthouse is located just inland from the beach. Big beach, lots of room. Some good waves. A lot of families with older kids and teens. Steep stairs down to beach. Clean sand.
From Nauset Light Beach webpage

About Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Cod is a large peninsula extending 60 miles into the Atlantic ocean from the coast of Massachusetts. Located on the outer portion of the Cape, Cape Cod National Seashore’s 44,600 acres encompass a rich mosaic of marine, estuarine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. These systems and their associated habitats reflect the Cape’s glacial origin, dynamic natural processes, and at least 9,000 years of human activity. Geomorphic shoreline change, groundwater fluctuations, tidal dynamics including rising sea level, and atmospheric deposition are among the many physical processes that continue to shape the Seashore’s ecosystems. Marine and estuarine systems include beaches, sand spits, tidal flats, salt marshes, and soft-bottom benthos. Freshwater ecosystems include kettle ponds, vernal pools, sphagnum bogs, and swamps. Terrestrial systems include pitch pine and scrub oak forests, heathlands, dunes, and sandplain grasslands. Many of these habitats are globally uncommon and the species that occupy them are correspondingly rare.
From Cape Cod National Seashore website