Walk Wingaersheek Beach, Gloucester
Others such as Nauset Beach on the Cape and Hammonasset Beach on Long Island Sound are ideally suited for a long beach walk. At Wingaersheek, families wait for low tide to arrive so they can wade into the Atlantic. A long sand bar stretches almost a mile out to sea, coming close to that gleaming white lighthouse that juts out from the tip of land at Annisquam. When the water rushes in, indentations in the sand form warm wading pools for toddlers who may be wary of ocean waves. The older kids love the large rock formations on either side of the beach where they can clamber up and down the boulders, looking for crabs.