South Chatham embodies much of Chatham’s distinctive geography ranging from secluded waterfront properties nestled on private lanes, to the pristine beaches and numerous inlets and ponds. South Chatham is perhaps best known for Cockle Cove Beach, which fronts the warmer waters of the Nantucket Sound between Ridgevale and Forest Street Beach. A favorite of families with small children, Cockle Cove Beach is also a popular launch spot for windsurfers and kayakers.
Walkers and bikers can take advantage of easy access to the Bike Trail which runs from Dennis all the way to Wellfleet as well as the convenience of nearby dining and shopping options. South Chatham is located west of the village of West Chatham.