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Harding Beach

Harding Beach Road, Chatham, MA 02659
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Great family beach!

Parking is not cheap, $20, but cash or charge and you can get a weekly pass for all Chatham... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chris H
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Awesome beach experience

Easy parking ($20), tons of beach area, great water temperature, good bathrooms, family friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Birmingham, Michigan
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Harding Beach Road, Chatham, MA 02659
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Parking is not cheap, $20, but cash or charge and you can get a weekly pass for all Chatham beaches. If you get in before 9am parking is free. Not too much of a walk to a decent sandy spot to chill. Waves were mild...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Easy parking ($20), tons of beach area, great water temperature, good bathrooms, family friendly. Only good things to say.

Thank JGlazier1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach in Cape Cod. Chatham is a storybook town and you can spot great marine life armt ghis beach because they know a beautiful beach when they see one!

1  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Harding beach goes a long way. We walked a mile or more to the lighthouse. Not a lot of people there and free parking

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We were driving through Chatam mostly, and I knew this was one of my brothers favorite places, it is truly lovely! It's also private. I was lucky enough to have permission to seevit! Fabulous!

1  Thank Musicqueenalso
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Use goggle maps to locate. Lots of parking. Lovely,easy trail with beautiful views. Good for anyone to enjoy and relax.

Thank shelleysusan
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Visited this beach in the off-season so I cannot comment on the swimming. Clean and spacious this beach would be fantastic in the summer. I visited for the April fools plunge. Do to a recent illness, I was unable to partake, but those that did...More

Thank Boxcar37
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Niicest beach in Chatham. I usually go to Chatham week of Labor Day...so by Monday the crowds are gone...truly the best time of the year to visit the Cape.

Thank Brenda V
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Located a short drive from Route 28 on Chatham's south shore, This is one of the prettiest beaches on the Cape. Ample paved parking, bathrooms and a fee in season. Waters are shallow and warmer than the Atlantic beaches with very gentle waves on a...More

Thank TheMitt
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Great spot to walk your dogs during the off season. Easy parking. Not crowded (in February). Smooth sand, gentle inclination.

2  Thank EagleEyeBoston
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