Chatham Beaches

Lighthouse Beach, Chatham MA
Lighthouse Beach at Sunrise
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"Choose only one?"

Certainly there can be no harder task than to name the single best from so many perfect, yet different, beaches.

So let me help alittle by trying to characterize some of Chatham's very different beaches...(You can read more about each if you click on its link.

Lighthouse Beach and Pleasant Bay

Lighthouse Beach is in a class by itself. One of the best beaches in the world

Pleasant Bay, Chatham MA
Pleasant Bay
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Pleasant Bay offers both great views and a variety of aquatic sporting activities.

The Barrier Beaches

The Barrier Beaches are North Beach, North Beach Island and South Beach and are for those with independent and adventurous spirits.

North Beach, Chatham MA
Driftwood on North Beach
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North Beach is a barrier beach; with gorgeous views; swimming for the intrepid and practically deserted.

South Beach is the ultimate, uncrowded beach even in the middle of summer.

The Nantucket Sound Beaches

Soft sand, calm water, tidal pools, and nature trails; many with facilities and amenities.

Pleasant Street Beach, Chatham MA
Pleasant Street Beach
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Cockle Cove Beach a small Nantucket Sound beach and a great choice for families especially those with small children.

Forest Beach a small Nantucket Sound Beach that makes for a wonderful escape from the crowds and is a great beach for family outings.

Hardings Beach Chatham's most family-friendly beach with soft sand, warm, placid waters and a hiking trail.

Ridgevale Beach, Chatham MA
Ridgevale Beach
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Pleasant Street Beach is a Nantucket Sound beach with warm, calm waters and gorgeous sunsets.

Ridgevale Beach's tidal pools, large sandy beach and lifeguards on duty make this the most popular family beach on Nantucket Sound.

Goose Pond, Chatham MA
Goose Pond
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Goose Pond is a lovely, unspoiled fresh water pond and a bit is of a local's secret swimming hole, with it's location in the middle of Chatham's forested center.

Oyster Pond is Chatham's only saltwater pond; located near downtown with scenic view and a formal picnic area with charcoal grills

White Pond, Chatham MA
White Pond
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Schoolhouse Pond is a freshwater pond popular with families because of it's convenience.

White Pond is a 40 acre fresh water lake with a sandy beach, great for swimming, canoeing, and kayaking.

What's Your Favorite Chatham Beach?

When all is said and done, Chatham is all about its beaches. Each is flawless, perfect in its own way, each with its own character that causes each of us to have a favorite. What's yours

What's Your Favorite Chatham Beach?

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