As you can see by the yellow arrow pointing to Nauset Beach House, our location in East Orleans is very beautiful! And
very convenient for spending days at the beach, exploring Mill Pond, Nauset Inlet and famous Nauset Beach! Nauset inlet is tranquil and more like a bayside beach with warmer water and fun little pools for kids to play and swim in. There are over 3,000 acres of calm water that flows around into Orleans Town Cove and up into Eastham the National Seashore and even the Visitor's Center there. This makes for great kayaking, standup paddle boarding, sailing, water skiing, canoeing and boating here, just a 2- minute walk from the house.
The lobster guys motor out from the inlet regularly; we give you their #, you can call them, place your order and have an interesting experience meeting the boat and watching them offload or they will deliver fresh caught lobsters (at a great price!) to the house.
Over the dune is big Nauset Beach, which is often voted one of the top beaches in the US and was selected by the Boston Globe as the best walking beach in New England. There are over 10 miles of white sand and dunes, gorgeous waves, seashells, pretty beach rocks & driftwood, seals, birds and other wildlife, plus free Monday night concerts at the main beach area about a mile away. The main beach area has a lifeguard, restrooms, food trucks, etc
You can walk along the inlet shore and cross the dunes or just up the street, as our exceptional neighborhood of Nauset Heights has its own set of stairs leading down to a beautiful and uncrowded section of north Nauset beach. From there, you can see the beautiful sunrise and full moon rise as well. It is very rare to stay in a place where you walk a couple of minutes and watch both a beautiful sunrise and also sunset over the water....
And in the quiet of the evenings, enjoy the relaxing sound of ocean waves lulling you to sleep.....
Nearby Rock Harbor is known for amazing sunsets and touring & charter fishing tours. About 1/3 of Orleans is salt water bays and inlets and there are several beautiful fresh water lakes also.
For activities away from the beach, downtown Orleans is a main shopping area, with many large and small stores. Selections include, Christmas Tree Shop, the wonderful Snow's, TJ Maxx, Stop N Shop, Shaws, many boutiques, antique, consignment & thrift shops, great restaurants, gourmet ice cream, Nauset Farm's famous deli and Saturday farmers' markets. There is also live theater and entertainment, sports rentals, art galleries, library and the popular free semi- pro baseball. Other adventures are the nearby Audubon Wildlife/Bird Sanctuary, Wellfleet Swap Meet, the Cape Cod Rail Trail for miles of biking, Nickerson State Park for hiking/fresh water swimming, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, whale watching, fishing boat charters, many churches, and 6 golf courses.
Cape Cod is definitely one of the most beautiful places on earth! It is home to great beaches, majestic dunes, scenic roadways, historic homes, harbors, coves and much, much more. For many decades, the Cape has been a destination for family vacations, weddings and reunions of every type. Orleans and the immediate area offer plenty of fun things to do for all ages.
"ORLEANS, One of 7 Great American beach Towns" National Geographic Traveler
"ORLEANS"- 2017 Happiest Seaside Towns in America --COASTAL LIVING Magazine
NAUSET BEACH: "Top 10 Things To Do on Cape Cod" TripAdvisor
Thus the very popular saying " It's All in Orleans"!!