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Cape Cod Beaches

Cape Cod beaches are among the finest in the world. The vast white sand beaches offer a diversity of choices, including, salt water and fresh water beaches, calm water and big waves, and a range of sizes from small secluded Cape Cod beaches to huge beaches with plenty of room for a volleyball game. Use the onCape.com beach guide to find the perfect Cape Cod beach to fit your needs. The guide includes detailed information about each of the more than 100 Cape Cod beaches, including video, a list of amenities, directions and more.

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tel. +1 508.896.4511
Flax Pond Road Brewster, MA
Freshwater, Public, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Boat rentals.Roped off swimming area. Small beach. Not much room. Families. Crowded. Medium parking, for both Big and Little Cliff. Boating. Some shady area. Short walk from parking. Nice big pond and view.
tel. +1 508.430.7553
Atlantic Avenue, off Ocean Avenue Harwich Port, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal,
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
Bike ramp. Small beach surrounded by private beaches. Not too much room, but not too crowded. Rock jetties. Stairs down to beach. Small waves. Nice view. Good sand.
tel. +1 508.539.1400
Lake Avenue Mashpee, MA
Freshwater, Lifeguards, Restrooms, Picnic Area,
Parking - resident, weekly handicap
Large beach. Pebbly sand. Lots of room. Not crowded. Calm water. Ducks. Playground. Bike rack. Pretty view. Very peaceful. Medium parking. No walk. Attendant on duty. Some boating. Basketball net.
tel. +1 508.487.6983
North Pamet Road Truro, MA 02666
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
Big beach. Don't be fooled by houses on either side of path. Nice waves. Lots of space beach to water. Can get foggy at times. Bike rack. Disabled people can access, if careful. Medium parking.
tel. +1 508.430.7553
Bank Street Harwich, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Lifeguards, Food, Restrooms, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
Bank Street is a popular town beach in Harwich. The warm waters of Nantucket Sound are great for swimming. Watch for the many sail and motor boats from of nearby Wychmere harbor that cruise the area. Medium parking. No attendant. A good-sized beach that is popular and often crowded. Private beaches on either side. Lots of shells. Some seagulls. Small waves.
tel. +1 508.759.0621
Off Route 28 Bourne, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, handicap
Medium-sized beach. Hard sand. Good amount of room. Rock jetty. Boat ramp. Lots of boats. Ducks. Small parking. No attendant. Not crowded. Beautiful water view.
tel. +1 508.398.2231
Bay View Street Yarmouth, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Disable accessible. Medium-sized beach. Not crowded. Benches to watch boats from marina. Roped off swimming area. Lots of shells and rocks. Not too peaceful because of boats. Small parking area. No attendant. Calm water except for boat waves.
tel. +1 508.760.6159
Bayview Road Dennis, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Resident Only, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Large beach. Lots of room. Very popular. Pools at low tide. Families with children, adults teens and older couples. Nice sand. Very pretty. Smaller parking. Attendant on duty. Short walk to beach. Private on one side. Resident parking only.
tel. +1 508.398.2231
Beachwood Road and South Shore Drive South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Narrow, long beach. Fair amount of room. Popular. Families with older kids. Rock jetties. Pretty calm water. Short, steep slope to beach. Stairs. Nice view. Large parking. Attendant on duty. Clean sand. Bike rack. Playground. Gazebo.
tel. +1 508.240.5976
Bayview Road Eastham, MA 02642
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Boats. Marshy area. Small, but long. Grassy. Calm water. Not crowded. Small parking area. No attendant.
tel. +1 508.896.4511
Breakwater Road Brewster, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Restrooms, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Breakwater Landing is one of the most popular beaches in town and has an ample parking area. Rocky. Lots of pools at low tide. Still fair amount of beach at high tide. Funny seeing boats just sitting on sand. Families and older people. Good-sized parking. Not too crowded. Very calm. Can walk out REALLY far at low tide. A lot more to look at. "Pretty" potties. Right off parking. No attendant. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.548.8623
Menauhant Road Falmouth, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Medium-sized beach. Lots of room. Nice sand. Shelly. Small waves. Not crowded. Nice view. Small rock jetties. Large parking. Attendant on duty. No boardwalk. Right off road. Families. Lot closes at 9 p.m.
tel. +1 508.349.9818
Corn Hollow Road Wellfleet, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
One of the most popular beaches in Wellfleet. Water temp in the high 50s to low 60s in the summer. Large number of people in their late teens, twenties and thirties, with a smaller number of families and older adults in the mix. The steep dune path. Lifeguards. Restrooms. Very big beach. Windy. Some waves. Attendants on duty. Volleyball. Scary dune down to beach. Rope to hold on to. Limited disabled access. Two options for parking.
tel. +1 508.240.5976
Campground Road Eastham, MA 02642
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Small beach. Not much sand. Very crowded. Medium parking area. Attendant on duty. Private beach on one side. Families. Some boats. Tiny waves - fairly calm.
tel. +1 508.394.8300
Chapin Beach Road Dennis, MA

Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly
Four-wheel drive trail off road (Chapin/Crow). Quiet. Tidal pools.
tel. +1 508.548.8623
Chapoquoit Road Falmouth, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Long, narrow beach. Fair amount of room. Medium waves. Families. Nice open ocean view. Large parking lot. Attendant on duty. Stairs down to beach.
tel. +1 508.349.3785
Nauset Rd. Eastham, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Showers, Restrooms, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, handicap
Often recognized as one of the top 10 on various lists of America's best beaches, Coast Guard Beach is breathtaking. Limited parking here for residents only. Park at the Little Creek parking lot on Doane Road and take the free shuttle to the beach. Shuttle runs every 5-10 minutes, drops off at beach - short walk after. Drop off and pick up at the beach is prohibited. Very popular. Large, lots of space. Boardwalk runs right to beach - good for disabled access. Big waves. Seals really close. Volleyball. Lots of boogie-boarders. Soft sand. Nice. Bike rack. Lots of teenagers.
tel. +1 508.487.6983
Coast Guard Beach Road Eastham, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Parking for residents and renters with stickers only. Anyone can walk in. Relatively few crowds. Small parking area. Attendants on duty. Disabled access limited. Long beach. Mid-size beach to water. Seal-spotting. Some bigger waves for body-surfing/boogie-boards. Bicycle rack.
tel. +1 508.945.5180
Taylors Pond Road off Cockle Cove Road Chatham, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Comfortably-sized beach parking lot lies at the end of Cockle Cove Road in South Chatham. Attendant. Small waves. Long narrow beach. Lots of room. Boats. Windsurfing. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.760.6159
Cold Storage Road, East Dennis Dennis, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Resident Only, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Connects with Sea Street. Not crowded. Good amount of room. Clean, had nice sand and small waves. Two rock jetties at entrance to harbor. Large parking lot. Short walk to beach. Attendant on duty. Resident parking only.
tel. +1 508.398.2231
Standish Road Yarmouth, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Wooden bridge. Small parking lot. Medium beach. Has a cool island feel with river on one side and bay on other. No attendant. Rocky jetty. Boating. Very nice view. Lots of little rocks in sand.
tel. +1 508.240.5976
Steele Road Eastham, MA 02642
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Attendant on duty. Large parking area right off beach. Accessible for disabled beachgoers. Small beach area. Families. Some boats. Little waves - fairly calm. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.487.6983
Corn Hill Road Truro, MA 02642
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Restrooms, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Long and narrow beach. Boats. Families and adults. Parking generally plentiful. Beautiful views. Generally calm and warm waters. Lots of sand to sit on. Can see to Provincetown. Bike rack. Attendants on duty. Disabled access. Lots of parking.
tel. +1 508.760.6159
Corporation Road Dennis, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Disabled accessible. Play area. Warm, calm water. Swing set.
tel. +1 508.790.6345
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Craigville Beach Road Centerville, MA 02632
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Volleyball permitted. Nice, clean sand. Relatively small. No lifeguard after Labor Day.
tel. +1 508.790.6345
Craigville Beach Road Centerville, MA 02632
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Disabled accessible. Long, wide beach. Nice clean sand. Beautiful view. Very big. Lots of parking. Umbrella and chair rentals, restaurants across street. Crowded. Teens, college students, families. No lifeguard after Labor Day.
tel. +1 508.896.4511
Crosby Lane Brewster, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Restrooms, Boardwalk,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Good view. Families with kids. Long. Very calm. Short walk from parking. Smaller lot. No attendant. Loose boards on boardwalk. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.240.3775
Monument Road Orleans, MA
Freshwater, Restrooms, Picnic Area,
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
Crystal Lake on the Monument Road side Crystal clear swimming lake. Eight-car parking lot. Handicapped ramp on Route 28 side. Fishing (state-stocked pond, fishing permit required), launching ramp for canoes, rowboats, but no internal combustion engines. Limited parking. Very small, narrow strip of beach. Great for families with smaller children. Very calm. Shady. Beautiful view. Follow boardwalk down to the beach.
tel. +1 508.398.2231
Summer Street Yarmouth, MA
Freshwater, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Special beach sticker needed. Freshwater. Restrooms. Seasonal snack bar. Medium-sized sandy beach. Roped-off swimming area. Near train tracks. Nice view. Small parking right off beach. Families. Not too crowded. Portable restrooms are hidden in wooden structure.
tel. +1 508.420.2403
348 E. Bay Road Osterville, MA 02655
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Disabled accessible. Small, but has two sides to it. Dock and rock area at the end of parking lot. Fishing. No lifeguards after Labor Day.
tel. +1 508.349.9818
Duck Harbor Road Wellfleet, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Duck Harbor is the only Wellfleet Bay Beach that isn't located on Wellfleet Harbor. Calm, warm waters, a beautiful view, and gentle dunes. Big beach, but looks like could be really small at high tide. Medium parking, no attendant. Some smaller waves. Very rocky. Great view of Provincetown. Not very crowded. Plenty of room. Stiff sand.
tel. +1 508.240.5976
Dyer Prince Road Eastham, MA 02642
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Hidden path to beach. Parking limited - sandy lot just before big lot. No attendant. Calm water. Lots of birds. Not crowded.
tel. +1 508.430.7553
Earle Road Harwich, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Restrooms, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Medium beach with good amount of room. Nice sand. Shells. Big parking lot right off beach. Small waves. Rock jetties. Not too crowded. Serene. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.888.4361
North Shore Boulevard Sandwich, MA
Saltwater, Public, Restrooms, Boardwalk,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, handicap
East Sandwich Beach is a beautiful stretch beach on Cape Cod Bay. Located on North Shore Road, the East Sandwich Beach lies behind the grass-covered dunes beyond a row of gray- shingle beach cottages.Nearby parking is limited. Long, large beach. Nice soft sand. Lots of room. Not crowded. Small waves. Beautiful unblemished view. Rock jetties. Small dune to walk over. Medium parking. Attendant on duty. Peaceful.
tel. +1 508.759.0621
Electric Avenue Buzzards Bay, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, handicap
Smaller beach. Good amount of room. Not crowded. Good sand. Short step down to beach. Gorgeous water. Can see electric windmill. Playground. Bike rack. Medium parking. No boardwalk. No attendant. Families. Sparkling water - very blue. Small dock.
tel. +1 508.896.4511
Ellis Landing Road Brewster, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Some small tidal pools. Rocky. Long beach. Good amount of room at low tide. Not so much at high tide. Calm. Small parking right off beach. "Pretty" potties. Families. Some grassy. Slight dunes. Private beaches.
tel. +1 508.398.2231
Berry Avenue West Yarmouth, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Beach Marina. Jetty. Small parking lot. Disabled access. Playground. Small beach. Good amount of room. Not too crowded. Boat launching and harbor. Families. Small parking right off beach. No attendant. Lots of shells. Cool view of little bay area. Peaceful.
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Iyanough Avenue off Marstons Avenue Hyannisport, MA 02647
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Not staffed. Limited parking. Small beach. Seaweed. Lots of shells. Many boats with a small dock.
tel. +1 508.548.8623
Grand Avenue and Central Park Avenue Falmouth, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Big, long beach. Plenty of room. Nice sand. A few stairs to beach. Nice view. Small rock jetties. Large parking lot. Attendant on duty. Parking lot closes at 9 p.m.
tel. +1 508.430.7553
Long Pond Road Harwich, MA
Freshwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Restrooms, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
Boat ramp. Roped off swimming. Boating, kayaking. Good, medium beach. Very serene. Lots of ducks. Patronized by families with young children. Lots of room. Big parking lot. Attendant on duty. Clean sand.
tel. +1 508.240.5976
Samoset Road Eastham, MA 02642
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Calm. Warm water. Panoramic view. Expansive flats at low tide and low sand dunes. No snack bar but ice cream sold.
tel. +1 508.487.6983
Fisher Road Truro, MA 02666
Saltwater, Seasonal,
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
Very little parking. No attendants. Big beach with lots of room and calm waters. Very pretty. Disabled accessible, if careful. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.896.4511
Flax Pond Road Brewster, MA
Freshwater, Public, Showers, Restrooms, Picnic Area,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Boat rentals.Roped off swimming area. Popular with smaller children. Medium parking. Some shady area. Good amount of room on sand. Little hill down to beach. Short walk from parking.
tel. +1 508.398.2231
South Shore Drive Yarmouth, MA
Freshwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Freshwater swimming. Lifeguard. Ducks. No sand. Pine-shaded picnic area. Grills. Tennis and basketball courts. Plenty of parking. Benches. Not really for sunning. Dock out in water for jumping. Roped off swim area. Lots of parking. Short walk to beach. Nurse's office.
tel. +1 508.945.5180
Forest Beach Road Chatham, MA
Saltwater, Public,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Free parking for a limited amount of cars on a first-come first-served basis. Family-oriented beach with calm warm waters for swimming and free entry. No lifeguards, bathrooms or snack bar, but the ice-cream truck does make frequent stops here. No attendant. Lots of shells. Some rock jetties. Seaweed. Boats. Windsurfing. Small waves. Not many people.
tel. +1 508.760.6159
Old Wharf Road Dennis, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Long beach. Good amount of room. All ages. Medium-sized parking lot right off beach. Attendant on duty. Shells. Small waves. Popular. Closes at 11 p.m.
tel. +1 508.759.0621
Gilder Road Bourne, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, handicap
Big beach. Lots of room. Smaller swimming area. Hard sand. Nice view. Not very peaceful, though. Small parking. No attendant. Small creeks at low tide. Basketball net.
tel. +1 508.398.2231
Center Street Yarmouth, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Long boardwalk extends over salt marsh partway to beach. Excellent view of plant and marine life. Across the river is Dennis' Chapin Beach. Rather small. Picnic area. Not crowded. Large parking area. Some free parking. Lifeguards. Good for little kids. Bugs. Boardwalk only partway to beach.
tel. +1 508.487.6983
Great Hollow Road Truro, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
Disabled access limited by long, steep stairs. Next to private beaches. Kayaking. Small length, decent beach to water. Bike rack. Limited parking.
tel. +1 508.240.5976
Great Pond Road Eastham, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Small beach with not much room. Lots of families with young children. Limited parking - just line up along beach. Not much shade. Roped off swimming area. Boats. Nice view. Cute little place. No attendant.
tel. +1 508.349.9818
Cahoon Hollow Road Wellfleet, MA
Freshwater, Seasonal, Restrooms, Picnic Area,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Very small. Shady. Clear, warm water. Pine needles. Must walk through water to get to beach area. Good for kids. Small parking - attendant on duty. Very pretty. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.584.8623
Goodwill Park, off Gifford Street Falmouth, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Small beach, but good amount of room. Picnicking. Restrooms. Roped off swimming area. Volleyball. Barbacue grills. Medium parking area. No attendant. Calm water. Pretty view. Some shade. Families and teens.
tel. +1 508.430.7553
Grey Neck Road Harwich, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal,
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
Small beach with private beaches on either side. Nice, small waves. Very soothing. Rock jetties on either side. Not crowded. Small parking lot. No attendant. Stairs down to beach. Disable access limited. Very nice.
tel. +1 508.349.9818
Schoolhouse Road Wellfleet, MA
Freshwater, Seasonal, Restrooms, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly
Small beach. Limited parking. Not paved. Park between trees. No attendants. Lots of canoes and kayaks. Feel of a public swimming pool. Lots of children. Platform in the water. Small swimming area - cordoned off. Very shaded by trees. Also lots of pine needles mixed with sand. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.760.6159
Old Wharf Road Dennis, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Medium beach. Families. Nice sand. Some shells. Small waves. Private on either side. Rock jetties. Playground. Medium-size parking area. Attendant on duty. No walk. Closes at 11 p.m.
tel. +1 508.420.1862
Route 149 Marstons Mills, MA 02648
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Pond beach. Fishing. Kayaking. Plenty of parking. New bathroom facility. Roped-off swimming area. Accessible with resident and seasonal-resident stickers. No lifeguards after mid-August.
tel. +1 508.780.6159
Harbor Road Dennis, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Resident Only, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Connects with Cold Storage Beach. Private on one side. Nice. Small waves. Clean sand. Next to harbor. About 10 parking spots. Attendant on duty. Short walk to beach. Resident parking only.
tel. +1 508.945.5180
Harding Beach Road Chatham, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
This is a wonderful beach for the game of your choice - beach bocce (a local specialty), volleyball, Frisbee, Wiffleball, or just build a sand castle with the kids. Anywhere outside the marked swimming areas is the place to launch your sailboat or kayak. (Monomoy Island makes a great destination from this beach.) Large parking. Attendant on duty. Some small waves. Nice sand. Cute beach.
tel. +1 508.362.8159
Phinney's Lane Barnstable, MA 02630
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Limited parking. Medium-sized beach with playground and swing set and barbecue grills. Shady. Roped-off swim area. Calm water. Nice view. Pine needles. Peaceful. Limited parking. Very short walk to beach. Attendant on duty. No lifeguards after mid-August.
Head of the Meadow Road Truro, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, handicap
Head of the Meadow Beach in North Truro, part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, is often less crowded than other beaches in the area. The bathhouse burned down, so it has only temporary restroom facilities available in summer and no showers. Parking rarely fills. Gorgeous view with no boats. Lots of beach to water. More waves noticeable. Not handicapped accessible, high dune to reach beach.
tel. +1 508.487.6983
Head of the Meadow Road Truro, MA 02666
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Two beaches - one is operated by the town, the other by the Cape Cod National Seashore. The Seashore side is the only one with a lifeguard. Surfing. Bicycle trails. Popular sun-bathing destination. Volleyball matches. Sandbars run along the beach.
tel. +1 508.759.0621
Circuit Street Bourne, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, handicap
Large beach. Hard sand. Lots of boats. Roped off swimming area. Not crowded. Plenty of room. Small parking area. No attendant.
tel. +1 508.240.5976
Cole Road Eastham, MA 02642
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Small beach and parking area. Private beaches on either side. Divided by small creek. Handicapped accessible. Crowded. No attendant. Cleaner sand. Calm water.
tel. +1 866.355.3266
Race Point Road Provincetown, MA 02657
Saltwater, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, handicap
Traditionally the right hand side of the beach is considered more family oriented, while the left is more gay-friendly. Sunsets are stunning. Two parking areas to the beach: one on the right is closer to the beach and best for vehicles loaded with kids and beach stuff. The one on the left is larger. Hot-dog stand, showers and restrooms. Only part of beach lifeguard protected. Beach as far as can see. Lots of rocks, very pretty. Water not too cold. Big parking lot. Access available on shuttle.
tel. +1 508.888.4361
Town Neck Road Sandwich, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Food,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, handicap
Large, long beach. Lots of room. Not crowded. Medium parking. No attendant. Rocky, but soft sand. Rock jetties. Nice view. Families and older.
tel. +1 508.780.6159
Howes Street Dennis, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Large beach. Plenty of room. Connects with Corporation Beach. Small waves. Nice sand. Families. Little pools at low tide. Fair amount of parking. Attendant on duty. Short walk to beach over dune. Private beach on one side. Closes at 11 p.m. daily.
tel. +1 508.349.9818
Samoset Avenue Wellfleet, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Beautiful beach. Ideal for families with children. Lots of sand at low tide. Calm water. Hard sand. Benches to watch harbor. Nice view.
tel. +1 508.760.6159
Inman Road Dennis, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Small beach. Good amount of room. Popular. All ages. Medium-size parking. Attendant on duty. Short walk. Lots of shells. Calm water. Private beach on one side. Nice view. Bike rack. Closes at 11 p.m.
tel. +1 508.539.1400
Back Road Mashpee, MA
Freshwater, Lifeguards, Restrooms, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area,
Parking - resident, daily, weekly handicap
Large beach and parking. Pebbly sand. Some shady area. Calm water. Not crowded. Playground. Basketball net. Nice view. No boardwalk. Parking attendant on duty.
tel. +1 508.420.1862
Tower Hill Road Osterville, MA 02655
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Playground. Limited parking. Small, narrow beach. Steep stairs lead down to beach. Nice sand. Roped swimming area. Families. Grassy area on hill overlooks beach. Short walk from small parking area. Attendant on duty. On a hill. No lifeguard after mid-August.
tel. +1 508.790.9884
670 Ocean St. Hyannis, MA 02601
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Very long beach. Divided between swimming and windsurfing. Large parking lot. Shell-filled sand. No lifeguard after Labor Day.
tel. +1 508.240.5976
Kingsbury Road Eastham, MA 02642
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Calm water. Portable restrooms. No lifeguards on duty. No parking lot. Limited disabled access.
tel. +1 508.349.9818
Lecount Hollow Road Wellfleet, MA 02667
Saltwater, Seasonal, Lifeguards, Food, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Steep dunes. Very big beach. Lots of room. Big dune as entrance - not for handicapped. Decent waves. Big parking lot. Attendant on duty. Volleyball. Beautiful view. Popular.
tel. +1 508.896.4511
Flax Pond Road Brewster, MA
Freshwater, Public, Restrooms, Camping,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
No actual sand, just slope to launch boats. Small and with grass. Probably not best for swimming, although great for fishing and kayaking. Shares medium-sized parking lot with the adjacent Big Cliff Beach.
tel. +1 508.398.2231
Buck Island Road West Yarmouth, MA
Freshwater, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Recreation area. Softball field. Soccer/utility field. Tennis courts. Basketball court. Playground. Lifeguard. Nice little beach. Stairs to get to beach. Not very crowded. Roped off swimming area. Located in nice park. Medium-size parking by beach - more throughout park. No attendant.
tel. +1 508.790.6345
Long Beach Road, Centerville, Mass. Barnstable, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Huge beach on both sides of a long peninsula. Three different areas. Lots of shells. Sand is fine but a little dirty. Great view. Lots of room, not crowded. No attendant. Long walk. Popular with families with young and older kids.
tel. +1 508.487.6983
Long Nook Road Truro, MA 02666
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly
Isolated. Long beach, hence the name. Very popular. Limited parking. A lot of families. Picturesque. Disabled access limited. Attendants on duty. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.398.2231
Long Pond Drive Yarmouth, MA
Freshwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Small playground. Wooded area. Basketball court. Medium sloped beach. Roped off swimming area. Calm water. Small parking lot. No attendant. Right off beach. Families. Not crowded. Ducks. Limited disabled access.
tel. +1 508.349.9818
Long Pond Road Wellfleet, MA
Freshwater, Seasonal, Restrooms, Boardwalk,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Very small. Shady. Parking across street. Medium lot. Lots of children. Small platform in water. Relaxed atmosphere. Attendant on duty. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.420.2405
Ocean View Avenue Cotuit, MA 02635
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
In-season hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For Barnstable residents only. Limited parking. Medium-sized beach, but good amount of room. Not too crowded. Calm water. Roped-off swim area. Great view. Private beaches on either side. No attendant. Very short walk to beach. Few steps down to beach, ramp on one side. Some boats. No lifeguard after mid-August.
tel. +1 508.420.5763
Santuit-Newtown Road Cotuit, MA 02635
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Not staffed. Limited parking. Small beach, not a lot of room. Calm water. Very peaceful. Limited parking. No attendant. Nice view. Walk to beach. Pebbly sand.
tel. +1 508.349.3785
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Marconi Beach Road Wellfleet, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Showers, Restrooms, Boardwalk,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, handicap
The beach is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. The Marconi Station has sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod Bay and the Outer Cape. The Marconi Area was named after the famous Italian wireless inventor, Guglielmo Marconi, who from here in January 1903 sent a message of greetings from Theodore Roosevelt, the President of the United States, to King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, marking the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States.
tel. +1 508.760.6159
Dunes Road Dennis, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Large beach. Connects with Bayview Beach. Pools at low tide. Nice sand. Very popular. All ages. Boardwalk. Large parking lot. Attendant on duty. Short walk to beach. Small waves.
tel. +1 508.349.9818
Kendrick Avenue Wellfleet, MA
Saltwater, Public, Restrooms, Boardwalk,
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
The water is calm and warm. This smallish beach, which is beach grass, has a beautiful view. Playground at Baker's Field across street. Parking is free if you can get a space in the small lot by Great Island on the bay. If not, a large town parking lot is close by at the town pier. Swimming pleasant only around high tide. Hard sand and lots of seashells - find all sorts of speciments. Boats by pier. Parking lot - medium. Residential/commercial. Not secluded. Yoga on the beach. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.548.8623
County Road Falmouth, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
Small, but plenty of room. Family friendly. Rock jetty. Harbor. View littered with boats. Shelly sand. Private beach on one side. Smaller parking. No attendant. No walk. Not crowded. Calm water.
tel. +1 508.548.8623
Menauhant Road Falmouth, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Warm water. Long, narrow. Quiet neighborhood. Lots of room. Not crowded. Medium-sized waves. Nice sand. Large parking area. No walk. Attendant on duty. Rock sand shells. Nice view.
tel. +1 508.362.4795
Phinney's Lane Barnstable, MA 02630
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Limited parking. Disabled accessible. Small and narrow, especially at high tide. Semi-crowded. Stairs down to beach. Calm water. Roped-off swimming area. Pretty view. Small parking. Attendant on duty. Very short walk to beach. Boats. Near marina. Private beaches. No lifeguard after mid-August.
tel. +1 508759.759062.0621
Shore Road Bourne, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
Windsurfers. Lifeguards. Concession stand. Volleyball net. Bathhouse. Large beach. Lots of room. Not crowded. Families. Hard sand. Marina, so lots of boats. Large parking lot. No attendant. No boardwalk. Calm water. Dock in water.
tel. +1 508.240.3775
Beach Road Orleans, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
Beautiful sunrises, excellent bass and blues fishing, surfing, sunbathing, swimming in cool ocean waters. Despite its size, the massive parking lot occasionally fills up when the sun is strong. Arrive early or in the late afternoon if you want to claim a spot. The beach is open to off-road vehicles with a special permit. Attendant on duty. Really long beach. Very popular. Great waves. All ages. Nice sand. A bit of a walk from parking over dune. Slightly steep down to beach. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.349.3785
Cable Road Eastham, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Showers, Restrooms, Boardwalk,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, handicap
Another Cape Cod National Seashore gem, this mile-long beach is among the most popular on the Outer Cape. Great surfing and views down the beach of the dunes and water are breathtaking. A wooden stairway descends to the sands from the parking lot. Great spot for families, ideal for swimming, surfing, and body surfing. Lifeguards on duty. Nauset Light Beach has a large lookout area in the parking lot, ideal for viewing scenery and taking photographs.
tel. +1 508.349.9818
Gross Hill Road Wellfleet, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Lifeguards, Food, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Large ocean beach. Attendant on duty. Large beach. Somewhat steep dune - limited access for disabled people. Picturesque landscape. Some waves. Big parking lot.
tel. +1 508.548.8623
Quaker Road Falmouth, MA 02556
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Two sections: One for residents who have beach stickers and another for the general public. Each section has its own parking area. Large beach. Calm, warm water. Strong currents at high tide.
tel. +1 508.945.5180
Stage Harbor Road and Kingsbury Way Chatham, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Restrooms, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Grills. Lots of kids. Medium parking. Darker sand. Boats. Bike rack. Nice view of water. Very open. Around a lot of traffic - so not so peaceful. Lot right off beach. OK for handicapped access.
tel. +1 508.896.4511
Paines Creek Road Brewster, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public,
Parking -
PLEASE NOTE FOR 2013 summer season: Due to an ongoing construction project, Paines Creek Beach is not accessible by road (vehicle or walking). The beach itself is only accessible by walking from the Mant’s Landing parking area.
tel. +1 508.888.4361
Sandy Neck Road Sandwich, MA
Freshwater, Restrooms, Camping,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily,
Boat ramp only. Small parking. Beach area is private.
tel. +1 508.759.0621
Old County Road Bourne, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, handicap
Fishing. Small beach. Shady. Families. Pine needles. Softer sand. Limited parking. No attendant. Not crowded. Good amount of room. Nice. Good view.
tel. +1 508.240.3775
Herring Brook Road Orleans, MA
Freshwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Restrooms, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk,
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
70-car parking lot, swimming docks, disabled access. Inflatables allowed. Fresh water fishing. No boats propelled by internal combustion engines are allowed. Small little beach. Medium parking. Roped off swimming area. No attendant. Partly shady. Fishing. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.430.7553
Pleasant Road Harwich, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Lifeguards, Food, Restrooms, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Big beach with lots of room. Medium parking right off beach. Plenty of seashells. Great view of open ocean. No attendant.
tel. +1 508.945.5180
Pleasant Street Chatham, MA
Saltwater, Public,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Limited parking. Makes a great launch point toward Monomoy or Wychmere Harbor for sailboats and kayaks. Known as a favorite spot for professional windsurfers and para-surfers. Excellent sunsets here. Small beach. Cool rock jetty. Lots of shells. Boats. Pretty. Residences all around.
tel. +1 508.487.6983
Pond Road Truro, MA
Saltwater, Public, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
Popular with anglers. Small parking area. Small beach to water, but wide. Surrounded by private beaches. Nice view.
tel. +1 508.349.9818
Off Chequessett Neck Wellfleet, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly
Very small parking. Attendant on duty. Small beach. Surrounded by private beaches. Lots of boats/kayaks. Nice view of bay. Fair amount of sand.
tel. +1 508.760.6159
Scargo Hill Road Dennis, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Small beach. Nice. Plenty of room. Families and older couples. Stairs down to beach. Roped-off swimming area. Nice view. Not crowded. Medium-sized parking lot. No attendant. Short walk. Bike rack. Playground.
tel. +1 508.759.0621
Cherry Street Bourne, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, handicap
Fishing. Small beach. Hard sand. Little pebbles. Very small, roped off swimming area. Benches. Some shade. Not crowded. Good amount of room. Medium parking area. No walk. No attendant.
tel. +1 508.349.3785
Race Point Road Provincetown, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, handicap
Race Point Beach, one of the Cape Cod National Seashore beaches in Provincetown, has a wide swath of sand stretching far off into the distance around the point and Coast Guard station. Behind the beach are dunes. Bike trails lead off the parking lot. Some boats in view. Surfing allowed past protected area. Bugs were exceptionally annoying. Not raked. Nice big beach.
tel. +1 508.760.6159
Raycroft Parkway Dennis, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Small beach with private area on either side. Popular. Teens and older. Stairs down to beach. Rock jetty. Nice sand. Small parking. No attendant. Pretty view. Closes at 11 p.m.
tel. +1 508.430.7553
Uncle Venie's Road Harwich Port, MA 02645
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Canoe/kayak launch. Bike ramp. Long beach with lots of room. Several rock jetties. Not too crowded. Large parking. Attendant on duty. Parking right off beach. Small waves. Lots of shells.
tel. +1 508.945.5180
Ridgevale Drive Chatham, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Restrooms, Boardwalk,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Big beach. Large parking. Attendant on duty. Lots of shells. Nearby cool little creek empties to ocean. Lots of families. Small waves. Nice view. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.896.4511
Long Road Brewster, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Intriguing tidal pools and rocky at low tide. Good amount of beach at high tide - lots at low tide. Calm. Families with older kids. Right off parking lot. "Pretty" potties. Rock jetties. Cool view. Medium parking - no attendant.
tel. +1 508.487.6983
Ryder Beach Road Truro, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal,
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
Large beach. Lots of room. Very quiet. Medium parking. Calm water. Private residences around. Long. No attendants.
tel. +1 508.759.0621
Standish Road Bourne, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, handicap
Large beach. Good amount of room. Lots of rocks. Slope down to beach. Not very handicapped friendly. Rock jetties. Small waves. Nice view. Private beaches around. Limited parking. No attendant. Boats. Soothing wave sounds.
tel. +1 508.430.7553
Great Western Road Harwich, MA
Freshwater, Seasonal, Lifeguards, Restrooms, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area,
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
Nice little beach with half shade, half sunny. Dock area used for swimming lessons. Roped area for regular swimming. Pretty crowded with families with young children. Steps down to beach. Big parking lot. Pine needles.
tel. +1 508.888.4361
Sandy Neck Road Sandwich, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Boardwalk,
Parking - resident, daily, handicap
Huge beach. Pebbly sand, but soft. Lots of room. Not crowded. Small waves. Nice view. Short walk. Stairs down. Limited disabled access. Large parking area. Attendant on duty. All ages. Very nice.
tel. +1 508.362.8300
Sandy Neck Road West Barnstable, MA 02668
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Large, long beach. Pebbly sand. Off-road vehicle permits available at Sandy Neck gatehouse 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Vehicles will be inspected for required equipment. No lifeguard after Labor Day.
tel. +1 508.760.6159
Dr. Lord Road Dennis, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Restrooms. Ideal for children. Roped-off swim area. Small parking lot. Attendant on duty. No walk. Shady. Closes at 9 p.m.
tel. +1 508.945.5180
Schoolhouse Pond Road Chatham, MA
Freshwater, Lifeguards, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Small. Roped off swim area. Shady. Little kids. Small parking. No attendent. Calm. Nice. No flotation devices. Popular.
tel. +1 508.888.4361
Scusset Beach Road Sandwich, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, handicap
Huge beach. Lots of room. Popular. Soft sand. All ages. Rock jetty. Nice view. Calm water. Huge parking. Attendant on duty. Bit of a walk to beach. A new boardwalk was installed in 2013.
tel. +1 508.398.2231
Sea Gull Beach Road Yarmouth, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Plenty of parking spaces. Large. Popular. On Nantucket Sound. Swimming. Windsurfing. Huge beach. Some families, but a lot of teens. Clean sand. Fairly calm water. Large parking lot. Short walk to beach. Surprisingly few seagulls. Attendant on duty. Nice view on drive to beach. Lots of seashells. Bike rack
tel. +1 508.760.6159
Sea Street Dennisport, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Medium-sized beach. Stairs down. Soft but dirtier sand. Rock jetties. Calm water and tiny waves. Gorgeous view. Not too crowded. All ages. Large parking. Attendant on duty. No walk. Closes at 11 p.m.
tel. +1 508.760.6159
Sea Street East Dennis, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Medium-size beach and parking area. Long beach with a good amount of room. Nice sand - not full of shells or rocks. Families. Not too crowded. Small waves. Attendant on duty. Short walk to beach. Private beach on one side. Connects with Cold Storage Beach. Rock jetty.
tel. +1 508.790.9886
175 Ocean Ave. Hyannis, MA 02601
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Food at snack bar: Burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, chicken, peanut butter and jelly. Daily specials. Drinks. Grill. Small beach. Family friendly. Soft, clean sand. Easy on the feet. No lifeguard after Labor Day.
tel. +1 508.398.2231
Parkwood Road and South Shore Drive South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Concrete walk area on seawall. Smaller beach. Fair amount of room on the beach. Not too crowded. Nice clean sand (almost white). Small slope - stairs. Medium parking. Attendant on duty. Fairly calm. Bike rack. Lot right off beach.
tel. +1 508.896.4511
Fisherman's Landing Road Brewster, MA
Freshwater, Seasonal, Public, Restrooms, Picnic Area,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Small beach. Small parking lot. Popular with families. Calm. Nice. Crowded. Not much room.
tel. +1 508.240.3775
West Road Orleans, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
A perfect photo every sunset. This fine sand beach offers warm water swimming and is great for long strolls on the flats at low tide. Has tidal pools filled with friendly seashore critters at low tide. Great place for kite flying. Calm waters great for swimming at high tide. Good place to watch boats come and go from Rock Harbor. Lots of room. Attendent on duty. Standard food: burgers, fries, ice cream and such. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.398.2231
South Shore Drive South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Disabled accessible. Boat trailer parking. Boat ramp. Fishing deck. Large parking area. Families. Fishing pier. Snack bar. Lifeguards. Bathroom facilities. Large beach - lots of room. Attendant on duty. Rock jetty. Calm water. Nice docks.
tel. +1 508.888.4361
Snake Pond Road Sandwich, MA
Freshwater, Public, Lifeguards, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, handicap
Medium beach. Narrow, but fairly long. Some shade. Popular. No walk. Small parking. No attendant. Soft sand. Nice view. Next to road so not too peaceful. Calm water.
tel. +1 508.945.5180
Shore Road by Chatham Light Chatham, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Limited half-hour parking. Shuttle bus available at Eldredge Service Station, Main Street. Huge beach. Windsurfing. All ages. Nice sand. Pretty calm water. Gorgeous view: bring binoculars to increase your view. No attendant. Chatham Light and bike rack are nearby.
tel. +1 508.539.1400
Great Oak Road Mashpee, MA
Saltwater, Public, Lifeguards, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, daily, weekly handicap
Somewhat crowded during the summer season. Pebbly. Small waves. Nice open view. Families and older folks. Large parking. Attendant on duty. No walk. Peaceful. Nice for walks on the beach.
tel. +1 508.398.2231
South Shore Drive and Run Pond Road SouthYarmouth, MA
Saltwater, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Disabled accessible. Parking lot holds 253 cars across street. Moderate walk to beach through wooded area. Attendant on duty. Large beach. Not very crowded. Fairly calm water. Nice sand. Stairs up to beach. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.240.3775
Route 28 Orleans, MA
Saltwater, Public,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly
Scenic views of bay islands, Orleans and Chatham shoreline, and back side of the ocean barrier beach. Calm, warm water great for swimming and sailboarding. Limited parking by side of road near town landing. Small beach. Even smaller at high tide. No attendant. Private beach on one side. Lots of boats because of town landing.
tel. +1 508.760.6159
South Village Road Dennis, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Large beach. Lots of shells. Not too crowded. Lots of room. Small waves. Families. Rocks. Two parking lots (south lot for residents only). Attendant on duty. Short walk to beach.
tel. +1 508.548.8623
Gosnold Road Woods Hole, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
Small beach, but good amount of room. Rock jetties. Nice sand. A little dirty. Calm water. Nice view. Secluded. Medium-sized parking lot. Attendant on duty. All ages.
tel. +1 508.240.5976
South Sunken Meadow Road Eastham, MA 02642
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Small beach right off a parking lot. Not a great view. Boats docked. Private beaches around. Small parking lot. Easy disabled access. Hard sand. Good amount of space. Families, teens and adults. Tiny waves - fairly calm. Bike rack. No attendant.
tel. +1 508.548.8623
Surf Drive Road Falmouth, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Long beach. Lots of room. Not crowded. Windy. Rock jetties. Birds. Beach sticker office on premises. Small waves. Nice sand. A little dirty. Large parking lot. No walk. Attendant on duty. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.398.2231
South Shore Drive, off Sea View Avenue South Yarmouth, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Public,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly
Limited parking. Not secluded. Calm water with some small waves. Rock jetty. Stairs down to beach - small slope. Cute beach, but very small.
tel. +1 508.240.5976
Thumpertown Road Eastham, MA 02642
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Steep stairs down to beach. Small beach - not much sand. Crowded. Older kids generally. Dirty sand. Tiny waves - fairly calm. Boats. No attendant. Small parking lot. Private beaches around. Limited disabled access.
tel. +1 508.888.4361
Town Neck Road Sandwich, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Restrooms, Boardwalk,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, handicap
Watch boats pass through the Cape Cod Canal. Nice,large rocky beach. Long, dune-backed bay beach with a mix of sand and pebbles. Nice view. Calm water. Teens and older. Large parking. Attendant on duty. Rock jetties. Short walk to beach.
tel. +1 508.896.4511
Old Run Hill Road Brewster, MA
Freshwater, Seasonal, Public,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
No sand. Just boat ramp. Very small parking. Not really a beach.
tel. +1 508.790.9885
480 Ocean St. Hyannis, MA 02601
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Playground. Barbecue grills. Volleyball. Disabled accessible. Food at snack bar: Burgers, fries, grilled cheese, ice cream, drinks. Small. Lots of boats. War memorials. Park benches. Fountain. Trash cans. Lots of shells. Bike rack. First aid. Large parking lot. No lifeguard after Labor Day.
tel. +1 508.888.4361
South Sandwich Road Sandwich, MA
Freshwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Restrooms, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, handicap
Medium beach. Lots of room. Not crowded. Families. Roped off swimming area. Calm water. Pebbly sand. Nice view. Medium parking. Attendant at front of area. Short walk. Playground. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.362.5953
Shootflying Hill Road Centerville, MA 02632
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Limited parking. Disabled accessible, includes nice ramp. Medium-sized beach. Shady. Pebbly sand. Fair amount of room. Not crowded. Boat launch. Limited parking. Short walk. No attendant. Roped swimming area. Great view. Noisy traffic. No lifeguard after mid-August.
tel. +1 508.760.6159
West Dennis Beach Road West Dennis, MA
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Disabled access. Large. Windsurfing. Kite flying. Playground. East-end parking for residents only.
tel. +1 508.349.9818
Ocean View Drive Wellfleet, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Restrooms,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Steep dune to beach - not ideally accessible for people with disabilities. Large beach - long and wide. Not crowded. Lots of surfing (waves). Nice view. Attendant on duty. Two parking lots. Expansive beach.
tel. +1 508.398.2231
High Bank Road Yarmouth, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Boat ramp. Small beach, which gets even smaller at high tide. Mostly for boat launches. Stairs down to sand. Lots of shells. Little parking. No attendant.
tel. +1 508.240.5976
Herring Brook Road Eastham, MA 02642
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Swimmers can jump off platforms out in water. Grass growing in water. Very small sand area. Not much room. Attendant on duty. Medium parking lot. Small children and older adult types. Calm water. Dark sand. Pine needles. Shady. Playground. Bike rack.
tel. +1 508.398.2231
River Street Yarmouth, MA
Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Small beach, especially at high tide. Historic windmill nearby. Limited parking. Short walk down stairs to beach. Wet sand. Calm. Not crowded. Right by harbor. Ducks.
tel. +1 508.430.7553
Cahoon Road Harwich, MA
Freshwater, Seasonal, Restrooms, Picnic Area,
Parking - resident, seasonal, daily, weekly handicap
Canoe/kayak launch. Roped off swimming area. Medium-size beach and parking. Good amount of room. Not too crowded. No attendant. Some trees for shade. Great for families with small children. Pretty view.
tel. +1 508.548.8623
Woodneck Road, off Sippewissett Road Falmouth, MA 02540
Freshwater, Saltwater, Seasonal, Public, Lifeguards, Food, Showers, Restrooms, Camping, Swimming Lessons, Picnic Area, Boardwalk, Handicap Chairs
Parking - resident, seasonal, weekly handicap
Long, narrow beach. Not too much room. Pebbly sand. Lots of shells and rocks. Not crowded. Families. Large parking. Attendant on duty. No boardwalk. Bike rack.