Nauset Over Sand Vehicle Beach


The Nauset Over Sand Vehicle Beach is one of the greatest spots on Cape Cod. The beach is located in Orleans and Chatham. There are trails through the beach dunes which are well-maintained and are open year-round. Visitors do need to have an OSV pass for Nauset Beach which requires payment and OSV tools. In the summer, you can expect to find many beachgoers heading out on the dunes with their Jeeps and even RVs! Overnight stays are allowed for those with capable vehicles like RVs.

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Beach Specs

  • Type: Ocean (white sand)
  • Length: ~6 miles of trails
  • Waves: Usually wavy
  • Popularity: Medium
  • Key features: A greatly maintained oversand vehicle trail along the dunes at Nauset Beach. Permits are required and vehicles must pass inspections.


  • Address: Nauset Beach Dunes
  • Town: Orleans
  • State: Massachusetts
  • GPS: Lat 41.774896 Lng -69.935208
  • Parking notes: Hundreds of parking spots along the beach. Permits to drive on the beach cost $76 for residents and $386 for non-residents.
  • Parking directions: HERE
  • Location directions: HERE


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