Wind Surfing in Hardings beach, Catham, Massachusetts USA

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Hardings Beach is the largest all-around family beach on the Lower Cape, just barely edging out Ridgevale Beach in South Chatham, Massachussetts, USA. It gives in south on Nantucket Island and it is characterized by its calm, warm waters.

Hardings beach is a sandy beach, located in West Chatham and a popular destination for kite-surfers. The spot is loaceted at the end of Hardings Beach Road (off of Barn Hill Road) in West Chatham. The spot provides with two parking lots, lifeguards and bathroom. There are plenty of accommodation and dinning options 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. Nothing lies between you and the open water, so you have all the space you need to put forward your skills. Most of the times the wind blows onshore, ideal for beginners and less inviting for experienced athletes, who want to find their way back to the beach.

Another advantage of the spot is a barrier beach that protects the novice windsurfers from the open sea. But when passing by it into the open ocean, the swell becomes stronger and waves bigger giving great thrill to the advanced windsurfers. The beach has a lot of swimmers, so one should ride far from the crowd. One should also watch out for on-shore winds and shorebreak that may have an impact during surfing. Given that 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 mi / 36.8 km, 34 mins
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.
87.3 mi / 140.5 km, 1 hr 36 mins
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.
Barnstable Airport,
19.7 mi / 31.7 km


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