Camping at Nickerson State Park Sunsets
Sunsets at Skaket beach and Namskaket Sea Path can be quite the event as the sun lights the sand flats of Cape Cod Bay.
Nickerson State Park offers a convenient vantage point to enjoy the natural wonders of Cape Cod, located as it is about half way from the tip of the Cape at Provincetown, and half way to the beginning of cape Cod at Sandwich.
The park accommodates tent and RV camping with a dump station and water. No Hookups. Many miles of bike and walking trails are within the park which has three large ponds and five small ponds with the campsites situated near the shores. The trails include a bridal path
Bike Riding on Cape Cod's Rail Trail is high on many visitors list because the Rail Trail goes right through Nickerson State Park as it runs for 25 miles from Dennis to Wellfleet.
Within a few miles of Nickerson State Park, Skaket Beach is open to the public with a parking fee (15 USD in season, includes a pass to Nauset Beach) and Rock Harbor Beach (large vehicle Parking) is open free of charge; both are warm water beaches. Further along on the Rail Trail or by a drive east on Route 6, the First Encounter Beach is open with a parking fee for vehicles.
These three can be reached by bicycle from Nickerson SP on the Rail Trail with short stretches of on-road biking.
Another good option for beach goers and for nature lovers as well is the Salt Pond Visitors Center, not far from Nickerson State Park via route 6 towards Provincetown.
Parking is free (large rig parking available) and you can walk or bike the one and a half miles to Coast Guard Beach, or bike all the way from Nickerson State Park, a distance of about eight miles on the Rail trail. (one way, RT 16 miles)
While some folks are biking, others might want to take in the antique galleries along Route 6A,at the doorstep of Nickerson S.P. Drummer Boy Park and the Old Higgins Farm Windmill are sites for antique flee markets.
Others in the family might want to fish from the jetties along the harbor or from a sport fishing charter out of Rock Harbor, Orleans. Half day and full day trips go for Striper, Blue, and Tuna.
Rock Harbor, Orleans charter boats fish for striper, blue, tuna, and shark. Half-day and full-day trips are available. The crew cleans the fish on the way in and bags up fillets for the anglers.(Free Parking, large vehicle parking)
Near the Salt Pond Visitors center on the Rail Trail, the Lobster Shanty lets you pick out your own lobster for cooking. They also serve fish and chips clams and scallops.
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Nickerson State Park in Brewster is near Rock Harbor, Orleans and the Rail Trail
Nickerson State Park, Brewster, MA., on Cape Cod offers camping near several beaches. In the park find the bike trail called the Rail Trail, 25 mile of mostly off-road safe biking which will lead to Skaket Beach, Rock Harbor Beach, and First Encounter Beach.
Nickerson State Park, Brewster MA, Cape Cod Camping
Nickerson State Park is near Skaket Beach, famed for its sunsets
Nickerson State Park is near enough for a bike ride on the rail trail to the Salt Pond Visitors center across from the lobster Shanty
RV and Tent Camping on Upper Cape Cod
See this page for a list of campgrounds on Upper Cape Cod
Walking trails from the Salt Pond Visitors Center
Bike rental and repair near Salt Pond Visitors Center near the Rail Trail.
Sunset at Skaket Beach near Nickerson SP
Fishing the Cape Cod Canal, a short drive from Nickerson SP