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With plenty of room for swimming, boating and simply searching for shells, the beaches of Harwich provide a unique option for both residents and visitors.  This location offers a number of beaches to choose from, including both private and public sites.

Bank Street Beach

One of the most popular is Bank Street.  This beach offers warm water with small waves.  It’s a great location to go searching for shells, but keep it mind it attracts a lot of people during the busier times of the year.

At this beach, you’ll find some parking, plus lifeguards and a boardwalk.  You’ll also find restrooms at this public, saltwater beach.  To get to Bank Street Beach, you’ll find it in Harwich Port, just off Bank Street.

Fernandes Bog at Long Pond

If you’re in

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gull pond - wellfleet ma

While the Cape Cod ocean beaches receive top billing, the Cape is also blessed with a 200+ freshwater "kettle" ponds scattered throughout the various communities.  A dip in the cool, clear waters of a cherished pond is a favorite Cape Cod memory for residents and visitors alike.  Henry David Thoreau famously visited the Wellfleet ponds in the mid-1800s, later remarking on them in "Cape Cod."   

While the National Seashore identifies 20 official ponds scattered throughout the beach forests of Wellfleet and Truro, ponds are also an appealing part of the landscape in communities such as Brewster, Harwich, and Eastham.  These unique kettles were formed as a product of the Ice Age some 15,000 years ago.  As the glacier ice melted, it left behind massive

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