Skaket Beach

  • Skaket Beach - USA
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Skaket Beach lies on the west coast of Cape Cod facing into the sheltered waters of Cape Cod Bay. This makes it a very different proposition to the Atlantic facing beaches on the east coast.

Just a stone’s throw cross-country from Nauset Beach on the opposite coast, Skaket Beach is different in nearly every way imaginable. Instead of being pounded by some of the biggest waves on the Cape, Skaket is always calm. Another positive if you are thinking of taking a dip is the water here is considerably warmer - around 10°F in the summer.

And the benefits don’t stop there. There are no seals on Skaket, which in itself is no big deal, however this also means there are no great white sharks either. A big plus in my books!

For photographers and romancers Skaket beach has the unusual advantage of being a west facing beach on the East Coast. In other words you get great sunsets here, reputedly the best in Cape Cod.

If there is a downside to Skaket Beach it is possibly the tidal range. Whilst this beach is known for its beautiful, fine white sand, at low tide there is quite a lot of it. This means you will be walking for ever to reach the sea at low tide - or at least that’s what it feels like when you’re trying to cool off on a summer’s afternoon.

Nearest town/city

Orleans

Dog-friendly beach during the off-season (After Labor Day until Memorial Day)

Lifeguard service

Yes

Activities

  • Swimming/bathing

Facilities

  • Shower

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Current weather (Sat Apr 13th 01:00)

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9.3°C / 49°F

Sea temperature

6.5°C
43.7°F

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