Coast Guard Beach

  • Coast Guard Beach - USA
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  • Coast Guard Beach - USA
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When you arrive at Coast Guard Beach, you will be met with an stunning view over marshlands, sand dunes to the wide sandy beach and ocean beyond. The boardwalk runs right up to the beach, and provides disabled access.

People love the soft sand, and they come from far and wide to enjoy this pristine stretch of coast. It does get crowded in the summer, but if you walk in either direction away from the center, you will find a spot. There is limited parking unless you are a resident, so you will need to park nearby and take a shuttle. Shuttles run often, and it is otherwise only a 15-minute walk.

Coast Guard Beach is possibly the best, and certainly the most popular in Cape Cod. To protect the beach and keep it beautiful there are seasonal rules, so make sure you pay attention before you go. There is no surfing, you cannot bring your dog, and you may not have glass containers. They also prohibit flotation devices. You can relax in the sun and have fun on the beach.

With lifeguards present during the summer swimming is generally safe. There can be big waves though, so Boogie boarding is very popular here. People also play volleyball at various spots on the beach. You won’t find much in the way of facilities at Coast Guard beach though.

But this is a place to enjoy your natural surrounds. You can spot various wildlife including seals which are often close to shore. In the winter long bracing walks along the beach are great for blasting out the cobwebs.

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MA 02642

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