And the world agrees! Take a look at what people are saying about Orleans.
An Award-Winning Destination
Orleans is an incredible destination for arts and culture, history, sports, recreation and fun in the sun – including our beautiful beaches.
USA Today: Best Massachusetts Beach
Coastal Living Magazine: Runner Up - 2017 America's Happiest Seaside Town
National Geographic Traveler: One of the Seven Great American Beach Towns
“Orleans isn’t the quaintest town on the cape, nor the largest or most renowned. It doesn’t have Chatham‘s trinket shops or Truro‘s lighthouse, can’t boast of an art community like Provincetown‘s or oysters like Wellfleet‘s. Yet it remains my favorite.
Set just above the crook of the arm of the peninsula, it’s far enough out to discourage day-trippers but on the easy side of the long, traffic-clogged slog up Route 6 to the outer cape. It’s a real place, not a stage set. It has full-size supermarkets, which encourages residents to remain when the summer ends. That means restaurants stay open. And if you need a lock repaired or your hair cut or a picket fence built, Orleans is where you’ll get it.”
TripAdvisor: Certificate of Excellence - Skaket Beach
TripAdvisor: Certificate of Excellence - Nauset Beach
Yankee Magazine: The 25 Best Beach Towns in New England
Family Vacation Critic: Skaket Beach - Best Kid Friendly Beaches in Cape Cod
The water is beautiful and never exceeds a depth of 4 or 5 feet, which is excellent for anyone who needs to keep a watchful eye on their youngsters.”