It was a beautiful day, so I ran up the trail to get a photo of Nauset Beach. I knew it would be spectacular. But, on the way up the path, I noticed that the handrails and the fence were only about 12″ off of the ground. Had that much sand blown in over the winter? Or maybe they trucked in sand to build up the dunes because of erosion and that had blown onto the trail?
Nauset Beach, part of the National Seashore, is one of the more popular beaches on Cape Cod. Its beaches go for miles… Nauset Spit to the north and to Chatham to the south.
I loved this photograph as you walk up the first path to the beach. So pretty, don’t you think?
You can see that they have been working hard over the winter to install this new fence to help with beach erosion.
I love walking to the end of Coast Guard Beach. It’s a beautiful walk where you might see some nesting birds. It was low tide when we walked there last and the ripples in the sand made for such an interesting photograph.
You have Coast Guard Beach on the left and Nauset Beach way in the distance on the right. You can see the little specks of people across Nauset Spit walking on Nauset Beach.
(I took this photograph last week before Coast Guard Beach was closed because of heavy erosion.)
The small body of water that connects Nauset Marsh and the Atlantic Ocean and divides the beach with Nauset Beach on the south side and Coast Guard Beach on the north side is called Nauset Spit. It is not very wide, but wide enough for smaller boats to get through.
You can get to it by walking from Nauset Beach (a long walk) or Coast Guard Beach (a not as long walk). I took this photograph from the Coast Guard Beach side. Beautiful, don’t you think?
I love it when my son comes to visit from California for the holidays. It’s so much fun trying to fit everything in that you want to do. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
One of our annual outings is a long walk, or several long walks, on the beach. However when we got up yesterday the forecast was for temps in the low 20s with 35-45 mph winds. Not a good day for a walk on the beach.
So, we braved the cold and the wind for about 5 minutes and ran down to the beach to get a selfie on Nauset Beach. Such a pretty day… but oh, so cold! Look at that wind chill! Brrrr.
When you look at the views on Nauset Beach, they are so different looking north and looking south. This photograph, looking south toward Chatham, was a cloudy day but you could see the the sun peeking out from just above the horizon.
Pretty don’t you think?