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“It is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins, the exact same percentage of salt in our blood, that exists in the ocean”

Regardless of the time of day, this walk is great exercise and fun for all ages. Everyone’s feet will be wet and sandy!

Drive and park at Rock Harbor in Orleans, MA. Each day at low tide your family will love to walk as much as 3/4 mile offshore as the tide empties. Sand ripples forming incredible designs, small sea critters hiding in tidal pools, clams that hide just beneath the sand, the salt air – it is just what you came to Cape Cod for in the first place.

Be sure to keep your eye on the tide as it comes in fast and can  leave you wading up to your knees if you don’t head back to shore.