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The best beach within walking distance (maybe the best beach in Hyannis)

We stayed at the Hyannis Harborview Hotel and were pleasantly surprised that the JFK Memorial and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cape Dreaming...

This beach is a hidden gem - especially if you have toddlers, or you're into windsurfing. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Its convenient location makes Kalmus one of the Hyannis area's most popular beaches.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (33 reviews)
“ocean side” (19 reviews)
“snack bar” (51 reviews)
Hyannis, MA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at the Hyannis Harborview Hotel and were pleasantly surprised that the JFK Memorial and adjacent Veterans Memorial Park were within a short walk of the hotel. The trolley will take you there, but it's not necessary unless you want to hop on the...More

Thank molinelaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is a hidden gem - especially if you have toddlers, or you're into windsurfing. I know... odd combination isn't it?? For the parents of toddlers, the bay side of Kalmus Beach (that faces Lewis Bay), is a fantastic beach that offers really tame...More

Thank MinisterOfJustice
Reviewed 1 week ago

along the Cape, there are more beaches restricted to those with town beach stickers than not. so any beach that has a day-parking rate is to be considered. kalmus is available, and it is a gem. yes, $20per day is steep, but the beach is...More

1  Thank jeffrey k
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having never been to any of the beaches in Hyannis, we randomly chose this one for a first day of a week long visit to the area. 20 dollar parking (which is allows you to come and go all day to 6 beaches) and plenty...More

1  Thank Alex K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kalmus Beach was up the road from our hotel so we decided to go there. It was like two beaches in one! We went to the ocean side for half the day, ate lunch, and went to the bay side for the afternoon. (The funny...More

Thank Diane O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not going for a day at the beach....just wanted to "see it". Guess you have to pay to park at any beach in the New England states? We were stopped at the gate where you pay $20 to park. They were nice and...More

Thank Kmad26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring your water shoes, lots of shells in this water but otherwise, very clean beach. Easy to park, clean facilities!

Thank MikDiner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kalmus Beach is the best place on the Cape for Wind surfing. Always a good breeze in the air. Beach also a great place to unwind. Best beach snack bar in Mass also is located at Kalmus Beach. Enjoy Pete

Thank peacefullpete
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not far off the beaten path in Hyannis. A peninsula with a bird sanctuary in the middle for Piping Plovers ( I hear they taste like chicken ...). A very different appealing topology. On the property is a snack bar / restroom / dressing room...More

1  Thank Don C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the beach after 4 because it was free parking. We were able to watch a large windsurfing group enjoy the extremely high winds. Beach shoreline was loaded with shells and seaweed. It's a difficult walk from parking lot to water if you are...More

Thank Michael K
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17 June 2017|
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Response from Don C | Reviewed this property |
Just there on July 4th. No walkin fees. Cars are $20.00 for the day.
Lisa F
7 June 2017|
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Response from Jac D | Reviewed this property |
It was $15 last year not sure it went up but worth it. I like the Lewis Bay side (as you drive in stay to the left). Has a concession stand and restrooms so if you have children it's the best beach. The Bay side avoids the... More
13 April 2017|
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Response from Carol M | Reviewed this property |
Th beach will be open there is no fee until the end of may but you're not gonna be able to sit on the beach in a bathing suit and go in the water it's way too cold for that