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Orleans, MA

Orleans, Massachusetts 02653

Barnstable County, Lower Cape Cod

Orleans, Massachusetts, nestled on the picturesque elbow of Cape Cod, offers a captivating blend of coastal charm and modern elegance for real estate enthusiasts and those seeking an idyllic seaside escape. Known for its natural beauty and vibrant community, with its stunning waterfront properties, including charming Cape Cod cottages and luxurious beachfront estates, Orleans provides a unique opportunity to own a piece of Cape Cod's coastal paradise. Imagine waking up to the sound of gentle waves, surrounded by serene beaches like Skaket Beach and Nauset Beach, where the sunsets are simply breathtaking.

Orleans, MA

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Villages:  The town consists of three villages Orleans Center, East Orleans and South Orleans.

Neighborhood:  With a love of a good ocean beach, Orleans hosts both a "bay" side beach (Skaket Beach)  and "ocean" side beach (Nauset Beach) and a friendly  small-town in-between with all the amenities one would want, 

Attractions:   Rock Harbor, French Cable Station Museum, Addison Art Gallery, Academy of Performing Arts, Orleans Firebirds Baseball

Beaches:  Nauset Beach, Skaket Beach

Parks & Recreation: Little Pleasant Bay, Kent's Point

Historical sites / Museums: Captain Linnell House, Orleans Historical Society

Skaket Beach, renowned for its shallow waters and expansive tidal flats, offers a distinct experience. During low tide, the beach becomes an inviting playground for beachcombing, exploring tidal pools, and taking leisurely strolls along the shoreline. It's an ideal spot for families to enjoy safe swimming and create lasting memories. What truly sets Skaket Beach apart is its reputation for spectacular sunsets. As the sun sinks below the horizon, the sky is painted in vibrant hues of orange and pink, casting a warm and romantic glow over the landscape.
Nauset Beach, to the East, offers its own unique allure. Known for its rolling Atlantic waves and long, sandy shores, it's a paradise for surfers, beachcombers, and sunbathers. The beach stretches for miles, providing ample space for those seeking solitude or adventure. Nauset Beach sunrises are equally captivating, painting the early morning sky with brilliant colors, setting the stage for a day of exploration and relaxation.

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