Marconi Beach, Wellfleet

Cape Cod Beaches

With 559.6 miles of pristine coastline, Cape Cod offers some of the finest beaches in the world, especially those along the Cape Cod National Seashore, a 40-mile stretch of unspoiled sandy beach in Outer Cape Cod. Cape Cod’s constantly changing coastline has created new reasons to come and see our beautiful coasts.

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There are beaches to suit every taste, from the flats on Cape Cod Bay where children can enjoy the warm water tidal pools at low tide, to windsurfing locations at Hardings Beach in Chatham and Kalmus Beach in Hyannis, to barrier beaches with off-roading trails like Sandy Neck Beach in Barnstable. A walk along Coast Guard Beach in Eastham - which regularly ranks on Dr. Beach's annual list of the "Top 10 Beaches in America" - is spectacular, especially at sunset. Old Silver Beach in North Falmouth, Nauset Beach in Orleans, Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown and Mayflower Beach in Dennis are also among the more popular beaches for visitors. Find out more about bringing pets to the Cape Cod National Seashore in the summer.

Cape Cod tests all public bathing beach waters. Monitoring results from previous seasons indicate exceptional water quality on Cape Cod, and the Cape Cod National Seashore beaches are part of the Blue Wave Campaign for quality.

Remember, we share our Cape Cod National Seashore beaches with native wildlife, including sharks and seals. Here are shark safety tips for all beachgoers.

Listed below are just some of the pristine Cape Cod beaches in our area.

Covell Beach, Craigville Beach Road, Centerville
Dowses Beach, E. Bay Road, Osterville
Kalmus Beach, Ocean St., Hyannis
Long Beach, Long Beach Road, Centerville
Loop Beach, Ocean View Avenue, Cotuit
Sandy Neck Beach, Sandy Neck Road, West Barnstable
Sea Street (Keyes), Ocean Ave., Hyannis
Veterans Beach, Ocean St., Hyannis
Craigville Beach, Craigville Beach Road, Centerville 

Monument Beach, off Shore Road
Scusset Beach, off Sagamore Rotary via Scusset Beach Road
Town Beach, Buttermilk Bay off Rte. 28 and Head of the Bay Road
Sagamore Beach, Standish Road 

Breakwater Beach, Breakwater Beach Road
Crosby Landing Beach, Crosby Lane
Ellis Landing Beach, Ellis Landing Beach
Robbins Hill Beach, Long Road
Sheep Pond Beach, Fisherman's Landing Road
Paine's Creek Beach, Paine's Creek Road 

Cockle Cove Beach, Cockle Cove Road off Rte. 28
Hardings Beach, Barn Hill Rd., from Rte. 28
North Beach, southern end of Nauset Beach on Atlantic Ocean (only accessible by boat)
Ridgevale Beach, Ridgevale Road off Rte. 28
Chatham Light Beach or South Beach, Shore Road by Chatham Light 

Chapin Memorial Beach, Chapin Beach Road
Cold Storage Beach, Cold Storage Road
Corporation Beach, off Rte. 6A to Corporation Road
Howes Beach, Howes Street
West Dennis Beach, West Dennis Beach Road
Mayflower Beach, off Rte. 6A to Bayview Rd. to Dunes Road 

Coast Guard Beach, off Rte. 6, Coast Guard Beach Road
First Encounter Beach, Samoset Road
Nauset Light Beach, off Rte. 6, Ocean View Drive

Menauhant Beach, off Rte. 28 and Central Avenue, E. Falmouth
Surf Drive Beach, on Surf Drive Road, off Main & Shore Streets
Old Silver Beach, off Rte. 28A and Quaker Road, N. Falmouth 

Red River Beach, off Depot Rd. or Uncle Venie’s Rd. from Rte 28
Pleasant Road Beach, Pleasant Road 

South Cape Beach State Park, Great Oak Road 

Nauset Light Beach, located off Rte. 6 and Beach Road
Skaket Beach, located off Rte 6A and Skaket Beach Road

Harbor Beach, off Commercial Street; no parking facilities
Long Point Beach (can be reached by foot or boat)
Race Point Beach, off Rte. 6, Race Point Road
Herring Cove Beach, end of Rte. 6 

Town Neck Beach, off Town Neck Road and Rte. 6A
Sandy Neck Beach, off Rte. 6A on the Barnstable/Sandwich town line 

Ballston Beach, Rte. 6 to North Pamet Road
Corn Hill Beach, Corn Hill Road on Cape Cod Bay
Head of the Meadow Beach, off Rte. 6, Head of the Meadow Road
Corn Hill Beach, Corn Hill Road on Cape Cod Bay 

Cahoon Hollow Beach, off Rte. 6
Marconi Beach, off Rte. 6; boardwalk and dramatic dunes
Mayo Beach, Kendrick Street
White Crest beach, off Rte. 6 

Bass Hole or Gray’s Beach, off Center Street from Rte. 6A
Sea Gull Beach, off South Sea Ave. from Rte. 28
Sea View Beach, South Shore Drive
Bass River/Smugglers Beach, South Shore Drive

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