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 Orleans is located at the point of Cape Cod often referred to as the elbow since this is where the peninsula takes a 90 degree turn to the North. Orleans offers easy access to both Mid-Cape and Outer Cape towns. One of the most scenic drives on Cape Cod is between Chatham and Orleans on Route 28, a winding stretch of road filled with beautiful vistas of Pleasant Bay. Orleans is known as the hub of the Lower Cape because it connects the major roads going in each direction. It's just a nice little downtown, you think, and then you realize it's got everything you could need. The town has other attractions as well, namely gorgeous Nauset Beach on the ocean side, and on the bay side, Rock Harbor, home base to a fleet of charter fishing boats. Today, Orleans is noted for its beaches and harbors. Nauset Beach is one of the Cape Cod's finest. It is wide, flat and ten miles long. A special section is reserved for surfing. Skaket Beach on Cape Cod Bay has less surf but warmer water for swimming. Just off Route 6A, Fort Point offers magnificent views of the surrounding marshlands and has walking trails down to Nauset Marsh.