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Kalmus Beach

Hyannis, MA
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Jellyfish warning with seaweed and shells.

Bring your hearty sandals because there's plenty of seaweed and shells about as well as a jellyfish... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Evening Delight

A delightful place for a stroll along the beach on a warm summer evening. The crowds are gone, the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Armagh, United Kingdom
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Its convenient location makes Kalmus one of the Hyannis area's most popular beaches.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (33 reviews)
“ocean side” (21 reviews)
“snack bar” (53 reviews)
Hyannis, MA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Bring your hearty sandals because there's plenty of seaweed and shells about as well as a jellyfish warning but a wonderful beach all the same. No major waves but highly recommend the delightful food shack (quahog chowder). There's also saw a rinse area bordering the...More

Thank move2wonder
Reviewed 3 days ago

A delightful place for a stroll along the beach on a warm summer evening. The crowds are gone, the waves are lapping gently on the shore and the lights of Hyannis twinkle around the bay. Fabulous

Thank Armachians
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a really nice beach but there is a lot of seaweed close to the water. There is plenty of open space to play volleyball or frisbee. Finding pretty shells is very easy here,

Thank SEK65
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was nice to have a beach close to our hotel. We went a little late but it seems like a nice park. There was a little store that I believe sells some snacks. They had clean restrooms. There were many boats on the water....More

Thank rickjen3
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time at Kalmus Beach, on the shore. The parking didn't filled up (we were there on a Tuesday.) 20$ parking a day, in and out possible (according to parking availabilities) Good little restaurant with seafood, great service. The bathroom were very...More

Thank KateByTheOcean
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the best beach for kite surfing, wind sufing or boarding. it also has one of the best clam shacks right on the beach with a restroom and lots of parking

Thank Hyport A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can you imagine walking a long stretch of quiet Cape Cod beach and finding a snake bar that serves all kinds of fresh seafood from steamed clams, whole fried clams and fish, to lobster and corn. Great sandwiches and burgers from beef to crab. All...More

1  Thank KarlWH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is quite interesting. We went one evening and the water was warm, the shore was covered in soft sand (watch out for the shells though!), but we went another morning and there was seaweed everywhere. The water looked black from the large amount....More

Thank APerrNY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach itself is pretty, with close, ample parking and a restroom available. We visited the last week of July and the water was cool but okay once you got used to it. The only downside was the amount of seaweed floating in the water....More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Water is super calm and the swim area is very well defined. The sand is derived from shells as opposed to from rock and so it can be sharp on the feet, but it also makes for great shell hunting. There is a great bath...More

1  Thank Keelyn S
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17 June 2017|
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Response from Don C | Reviewed this property |
Just there on July 4th. No walkin fees. Cars are $20.00 for the day.
Lisa F
8 June 2017|
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Response from Jac D | Reviewed this property |
It was $15 last year not sure it went up but worth it. I like the Lewis Bay side (as you drive in stay to the left). Has a concession stand and restrooms so if you have children it's the best beach. The Bay side avoids the... More
13 April 2017|
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Response from Carol M | Reviewed this property |
Th beach will be open there is no fee until the end of may but you're not gonna be able to sit on the beach in a bathing suit and go in the water it's way too cold for that