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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Hardings beach, Catham County, Massachusetts USA

Best Wind direction:
Southwest
Hardings Beach is the largest all-around family beach on the Lower Cape, just barely edging out Ridgevale Beach. It gives in south on Nantucket Island and it is characterized by its calm, warm waters.

Hardings beach is a sandy beach and a popular destination for kite-surfers. The spot is located at the end of Hardings Beach Road (off of Barn Hill Road). The spot provides with two parking lots, lifeguards and bathroom.

There are plenty of accommodation and dinning places not far from the beach. The water is adequately warm with consistent winds coming from the South West, which is the best wind direction, prevailing most of the times during the whole day, so one can have a good ride.

Best months to visit are May, June, July, August and September. Here nothing lies between you and the open water, so you have all the space you need to show off your skills. Because of people sunbathing and swimming, one needs to be very careful and use the beach only for launching. The spot is not recommended for begginer kite-surfers.

It is recommended to continue riding at Monomoy Island where better conditions are present, however, in order to do so, you need to be more experienced due to currents. One should watch out for on-shore winds and shorebreak that may have an impact during kitesurfing. Given that the beach is also narrow, be careful of fishing weirs at 50 yd/45.7 m off shore.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Airport Road
22.9 miles (36.854 km), 34 minutes
Use exit 10 to enter MA-124 S/Pleasant Lake Ave, turn left on Queen Anne Rd and remain on it to turn right on MA-137 S/Meetinghouse Rd and again right on MA-137 S/Meetinghouse Rd. Turn left on MA-28 S/Main St and right on Barn Hill Rd. Last turn right towards Hardings Beach Rd and you are there.
BY CAR FROM Boston
87.3 miles (140.5 km), 1 hour 36 minutes
Enter I-93 S and take exit 7 on the left towards Cape Cod. Continue on MA-3 S, then U.S. 44 E, towards MA-3 S and US-6 E. On exit 10 enter MA-124 S/Pleasant Lake Ave, turn left on Queen Anne Rd and remain on it until you reach MA-137 S/Meetinghouse Rd where you should turn right. Then again right on MA-137 S/Meetinghouse Rd, left on MA-28 S/Main St, turn right on Barn Hill Rd and finally last turn right on Hardings Beach Rd.
BY AIR
Barnstable Airport,
19.7 miles (31.704 km)

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