Chatham is home to numerous beaches, with a variety of features. South Beach (also known as Lighthouse Beach) is the largest and most scenic. Parking is limited, but South Beach is a short walk from The Chatham Wayside Inn! You can also take a shuttle from Main Street. At Harding’s Beach you’ll always find some sort of game going on, like volleyball, Frisbee, or beach bocce. It’s also a great place to launch a sailboat or kayak for a trip to Monomoy Island.
Both Ridgevale Beach and Forest Beach are popular with families due to the warm, calm water, but take note that, unlike Ridgevale, Forest has no restrooms or lifeguards. Chatham also has two pond beaches that are great for kids, Oyster Pond and Schoolhouse Pond.
For those into windsurfing or boating, check out Cockle Cove Beach or Pleasant Street Beach. Pleasant Street Beach is also known for its sunsets.