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.
Joshua Pond is another peaceful gem of a beach hidden in a residential community. It's small, but offers a great view. For those trying to get a tan, there's a grassy overlook just above the pond that offers lots of room in the sun. There's also a playground for the kids.
Joshua Pond can be a bit tricky to find. If traveling on Tower Hill Road off Main Street in Osterville, take the last right before you reach Pond Street. This is the entrance to the public beach.