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Nauset Light

2 Nauset Light Beach Rd, Eastham, MA 02642-1729
+1 508-240-2612
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Cape Cod Chips lighthouse

Disappointed...Parking is available at the beach parking for a flat rate of $20 a car. Just wanted... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
Familyoffive04
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Coral Springs, Florida
Nice lighthouse

Historic lighthouse which has been moved back from the eroding cliffs. (Rangers figure it will have... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
srodday
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Free tours of the light are offered from May to October. Visit the Nauset Light Preservation Society page on Facebook or our website, nausetlight.org for the dates and times for this season.
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2 Nauset Light Beach Rd, Eastham, MA 02642-1729
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Disappointed...Parking is available at the beach parking for a flat rate of $20 a car. Just wanted to take a picture so we drove by and stopped for a minute and were harassed by a Park Ranger. Save yourself the time and distance from the...More

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CapeCarl, Manager at Nauset Light, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2016

Nauset Light Beach is very popular in July and August. The Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday tours of the light are at 4:30 to 7:30 pm in July and August to avoid the beach crowds. If you tell the rangers you're there for the tour, parking...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Historic lighthouse which has been moved back from the eroding cliffs. (Rangers figure it will have to be moved again in 80 yrs but probably sooner. The preservation society thinks probably in a few decades.) On Sunday evenings, the lighthouse is open and you can...More

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CapeCarl, Manager at Nauset Light, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2016

The lighthouse is open for tours on from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August. In May, September and October, it's open from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Parking is free after 5:00 pm or if you tell the ranger...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

It's a great old fashioned a Cap Cod lighthouse that sits atop what was probably once a lonely bluff high above the ocean shoreline but, nowadays it's sandwiched in by beachfront roads, a beach parking area and ( during the days of summer) quite a...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Beautiful setting on top of the beach. This makes the trip worthwhile whether you care about lighthouses or not. Like virtually all of Cape Cod's lighthouses, Nauset is not open to the public. Settle for the view of the lighthouse; the historical information; go to...More

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CapeCarl, Manager at Nauset Light, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2016

Nauset Light is open for tours from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday in June and July. In May, September and October it is open on Sundays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There's also a sign at the site with the...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Spent some time on the beach and then took short hike to see the lighthouse. Had to make a couple trips back due to beach being crowded and unable to park but worth the trip back

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nice piece of history, great views and perfect proximity to Nauset Beach. Good way to spend part of your day, go early so you can hit the beach and get parking.

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great for pictures, swimming, long walks, and just good old relaxing. Light house looks like the ones in story books. Bring bug spray!

Thank katherine v
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is the lighthouse on the chips. Worth visiting just to say u saw it but there was no way to get in to the lighthouse so there was not much to see.

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CapeCarl, Manager at Nauset Light, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2016

There are tours of the lighthouse from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August. In May, September and October the light is open from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Wanted to see lighthouse and the nearby beach but no available parking without going to catch shuttle. Decided to look for Three Sisters Lighthouse. Found them, free parking which is a rarity on Cape Cod and a path to Nauset Lighthouse. About 10 minute hike...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful lighthouse by a stunning beach. Don't miss taking a drive by of you are spending some time on coastguard beach. Absolutely lovely.

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anna c
15 August 2017|
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Response from CapeCarl | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Right now the 1986 beacons are shut off. The N.L.P.S. is replacing worn out parts. We will have it up and running as soon as the work is completed.Normally Nauset Light is lit 24/7 year round.
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M B
6 August 2017|
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Response from Elaine C | Reviewed this property |
To add to the previous answer from Denise, Nauset Beach is in East Orleans while Nauset Light Beach is in Eastham. (The shallow beach referenced on the inner Cape is Skaket Beach in Orleans.) I have not gone to the beach at... More
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Christine C
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Response from CapeCarl | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed on the site if they are controlled as the National Seashore requires. They are not allowed in the tower itself.
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