Yesterday morning, after taking Shadi for her initial walk where we saw the sunrise and ate breakfast, I drove the two of us up to Dennis, MA where I used to work. When I worked in Dennis there were two beaches that I was primarily stationed at. One is named Crowes Pasture, and is more of a conservation area that has a beach, and then there was Chapin Beach. Chapin Beach is one of the town beaches, so there is paid parking during the summertime, but the beach is huge. Part of Chapin Beach is also a conservation area, and is also located on the Bay Side, so when the tide is out you have to walk almost a mile just to get to the water from the beach.
When we went yesterday it was high tide, so we weren’t able to do as long of a walk as I would have liked, but Chapin beach is still a long beach. From the parking area to the end of the beach is about a mile. The beach ends at an inlet that looks out towards Yarmouth Port and the GJK Viewport, which is a wooden walkway that can be accessed through the Chase Garden Creek Salt Marsh in Yarmouth Port.
The weather yesterday was absolutely perfect. Usually by November it starts to get pretty cold, but we have a small heat wave I guess you could say the past few days. It was 62 degrees at the beach yesterday, with a mild breeze, and was slightly humid, allowing for a perfect beach walk. There also was no one else on the beach while we were there, so I let Shadi run around free. She was so happy to run around on her own versus being stuck on the leash the whole time. When we got to the end of the beach she even found a flock of birds and started chasing after them! Visiting Cape Cod in the off season is so nice because you can still enjoy the beaches without all of the crowds and the heat. If you are ever looking for a New England activity to do in the fall I would highly suggest taking a trip down to Cape Cod!
Check out my photographs from our morning at Chapin Beach below: