Updated: July 31, 2023
Which Dennis beach will steal your heart? Plenty of them will vie for the honor!
From the cool, clear waters and expansive sand flats of Cape Cod Bay on the north side of town, to the warm, calm waters of Nantucket Sound on the south side of town ... I'm sure you'll have no trouble finding your "perfect match".
Parking Fees: From Memorial Day to Labor Day, parking is allowed by daily fee or a beach parking sticker issued by the town of Dennis.
The daily fee may be paid to parking attendant at the beach.
* Read about: Dennis MA beach parking fees and stickers.
This is without a doubt one of the nicest Cape Cod beaches on Nantucket Sound. That's why it's one of the most popular, too.
With three miles of fine sand and wide-open water for as far as the eye can see, there's plenty of room for everyone to swim, windsurf, fish, play beach games, or just take an afternoon snooze.
Chapin ranks right up there at the top of my list of favorite Cape Cod Bay beaches.
It's a little out of the way, and you have to walk a bit (through sand and up and down a little slope) to get from the parking lot to the beach. But once you're there ... it's glorious!
Another beautiful Dennis beach on Cape Cod Bay, very popular Mayflower is a beach lover's dream!
It's a spacious beach - especially at low tide. And despite its popularity, there's plenty of room for a game of catch or frisbee, and even more at low tide.
Like other Bay-side beaches in Dennis, the sand is powdery soft and the water is calm.
This popular Dennis beach consistently tops the list of best Cape Cod Bay beaches for families.
Corporation Beach's shoreline is in the shape of a crescent moon, creating a lagoon-like swimming area at high tide. The beach is large and wide, and it grows even more on the outgoing tide as the sandflats appear.
There are so many gorgeous beaches along the shores of Cape Cod Bay - and Cold Storage Beach is one of the best (IMHO).
Cold Storage is a wonderfully long expanse of soft sand, grass-topped dunes, and amazing views.
Whether you'd like to walk the beach, have a swim, sit and read, or cast a lure to some of the Cape's feistiest fish, Cold Storage Beach is an excellent place to do it!
There are two Sea Street beaches in Dennis. One on Cape Cod Bay in East Dennis, and one on Nantucket Sound in Dennisport.
In my humble opinion, the Sea Street beach on Cape Cod Bay is the nicer of the two. The sand isn't too shelly or pebbly. And the surf is generally quite gentle. This beach connects with Cold Storage Beach - so you can pretty much walk to your heart's content here.
The Sea Street Beach on Nantucket Sound in Dennisport is smaller, and the sand isn't quite as pretty here as it is on the Bay-side beach. However, if you're looking for a neighborhood beach with spectacular views of Nantucket Sound - this Sea Street Beach is great.
Haigis is a nice, medium-sized, family friendly beach. Gentle surf, soft sand, and a playground are great features for children.
High dunes backing this beach (a rarity on this part of Nantucket Sound) make the beach feel somewhat more remote than it really is.
Access to Haigis Beach is via a rather steep stairway.
In season, some Dennis MA beaches have a beach wheelchair, MobiMat and/or ramp to help visitors with mobility limitations access and enjoy the beach.
Beach Wheelchair and Mobi-Mat:
To reserve a beach wheelchair at Mayflower or Corporation, call (508) 385-1558 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
UPDATE (July 2023): Corporation Beach is now home to a brand new, motorized beach wheelchair. This chair, with its motorized power, makes singular travel up and over the sand path possible for those who need a mobility-assist device.
The motorized chair is available for use from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, through Labor Day weekend. To reserve the chair, call (508) 385-1558.
Beach Wheelchair and Ramp:
To reserve a beach wheelchair for West Dennis Beach, call (508) 760-6240 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m
For more information about accessibility at Dennis beaches, contact the Beach Department at (508) 760-6159.