South Beach/Lighthouse Beach
When people are looking for beaches near Chatham, this is the one that many people think of. Located on Shore Road by the Chatham Light, South Beach is huge with an amazing view. It’s suggested to bring binoculars to see even more of the beautiful view.
The lighthouse is actively used by the U.S. Coast Guard to help guide ships through the waters of Chatham. While it’s not always open to the public, when it is the admission is free. Be sure to plan to be at the beach when the lighthouse is open for visiting.
Also known as Lighthouse Beach, this is a great beach for all ages. However, be aware that parking is limited, and only available for half an hour at a time. There is a shuttle bus available at Eldredge Service Station on Main Street, however. This beach is also within walking distance (0.6 miles) from the Chatham Inn.