Pools/ponds near Brewster?

Jun 24th, 2019, 04:39 PM
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Pools/ponds near Brewster?

I booked a two week house rental over a year ago for this July and am just now figuring out that sharks are going to be a problem for us. We have two little kids who will play in the sand some but no swimming for two weeks? Kick me.
I'm curious if there are any public pools, options to access Ocean's Edge resort as a non-guest or ponds that are accessible and good for smaller children (2 and 5) near Brewster, MA

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Jun 24th, 2019, 07:52 PM
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Sharks are only going to be a problem for you if you let them. You should have healthy respect for sharks, but not be so paranoid as to stay out of the bay the entire stay.

Shark sightings in the bay side of Cape Cod are much less common then on the ocean side which is where the seal habituate. The one recently spotted was 5miles off shore. Beaches all have lookouts for sharks and will raise the flag if one is actually sighted.
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Jun 25th, 2019, 04:34 AM
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There are 365 lakes on Cape Cod. Look at Pilgrim Lake in nearby S. Orleans as a place to take your small children.
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Jun 25th, 2019, 05:51 PM
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Going to the Cape and not going in the ocean would be like going to a 5 * restaurant and not eating . Realize that over 5 million people visit the Cape every year, i would guess 90% of them go in the sea.
True there are more shark sightings now because of the large seal population, but sharks attacks are still exceptionally rare. If you are still freaked out, take your kids to the warm, calm beaches along the south shore of the Cape - white sharks are never sighted there since it's not a seal habitat. There are kids in the water everywhere.
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Jul 1st, 2019, 06:12 AM
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We took our young kids to the lakes as they have much warmer, calmer water and offered swimming lessons there. . Of course we went to the ocean or bay beaches every day too.
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