North Beach Island is a beautiful island that can be found off the coast of Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. North Beach Island is a relatively new island that was formed when a break occurred at Nauset Beach in 2007. Prior to 2007, there was a barrier beach that went from Orleans and all the way down to Chatham.
Today, North Beach Island is home to great wildlife, several beachfront cottages, and an amazing white sand beach. Visitors often see seals playing in the water just off the shore and even, on some occasions, sharks. The island is only about a half-mile from the coast of Chatham and can be accessed via boat, paddleboard, or kayak. One of the best ways to access the island is by taking The Beachcomber boat shuttle. It leaves from the nearby Chatham Fish Pier located on Shore Road.
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- Type: Ocean (white sand)
- Length: ~2.5 miles
- Waves: Wavy on the Atlantic side and calm on harborside
- Popularity: Low
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- Town: Chatham
- State: Massachusetts
- GPS: Lat 41.67725 Lng -69.93801
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- Location directions: HERE