Oyster Pond Beach

Chatham, Massachusetts
Oyster Pond Beach, nestled just a quarter-mile from charming downtown Chatham, Massachusetts, offers a delightful escape for beachgoers of all ages.
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Oyster Pond Beach, nestled just a quarter-mile from charming downtown Chatham, Massachusetts, is a coastal treasure that offers a delightful escape for beachgoers of all ages. This serene pond beach boasts a range of features that make it a beloved destination for locals and tourists alike.

During the summer season, Oyster Pond Beach becomes a haven for families with small children. Its calm and warm waters, guarded by vigilant lifeguards, create the ideal setting for little ones to play and swim safely. The beach’s commitment to water safety is further underscored by the swimming lessons held throughout the summer, making it an excellent place for kids to learn and grow their confidence in the water. There are also a few floating rafts which are fun to swim to and play on. Additionally, the whole swimming area is protected by buoys and ropes. Oyster Pond is a popular boating area, so it is nice to have the beach area guarded.

For those seeking relaxation and a spot of sunshine, Oyster Pond Beach doesn’t disappoint. Its good-sized parking lot, which is free of charge, provides convenient access to this tranquil oasis. However, it’s worth noting that on beautiful summer days, parking spots tend to fill up quickly, so arriving early is a wise choice. Along with free parking, the beach has a wonderful building housing water fountains, restrooms, and changing rooms (open seasonally).

Oyster Pond Beach isn’t just a daytime delight; it’s also a fantastic spot to savor the late afternoon and watch the sunsets paint the sky with vibrant hues. Whether you’re basking in the sunshine, watching your kids play, or witnessing the day’s end in all its glory, Oyster Pond Beach in Chatham offers a multifaceted beach experience that captures the essence of Cape Cod’s coastal charm.

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Address: 80 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham, Massachusetts
Place GPS Coordinates: 41.680502, -69.963411
Parking GPS Coordinates: 41.680502, -69.963411
Parking Notes: There are about 3 dozen parking spots at the beach. They are free to both residents of Chatham and non-residents. It is best to arrive early to get a parking spot since the lot fills up very quickly on nice summer days and is sometimes used as an overflow lot for visitors of Chatham Main Street.

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