North Beach is the topic of Henry Beston’s Outermost House and Tim Wood’s Breakthrough: The Story of Chatham’s North Beach. A flat strip of barrier land consisting of white sand, grasses, and a few small shrubs and private cottages, it is managed by the Cape Cod National Seashore and is the Chatham section of Nauset Beach. North Beach can be reached by boat, water taxi, four-wheel-drive vehicles, or by kayak for those who can handle serious currents. Visitors can fish, surf, skim-board, or enjoy a leisurely jaunt along the shore. There are no restroom facilities so be prepared.