The town of Barnstable has 7 villages, including Hyannis, with beaches on Cape Cod Bay to the north and on Nantucket Sound to the south.
Along the town's many miles of shoreline, visitors have a wide variety of beach experiences to choose from.
Veterans Beach - Hyannis, MA
Parking Fees: From Memorial Day to Labor Day, during normal beach hours, a daily fee or a parking sticker may be required. (See below for "daily fee" and "sticker" beaches). No entrance fees are charged to those who walk or bike to Barnstable-Hyannis beaches.
Daily parking fee ($25) may be paid to the attendant at the gate.
Stickers: Weekly parking stickers ($80/week) may be purchased at Hyannis Youth & Community Center, 141 Basset Lane in Hyannis, and by mail-in application. Call (508) 790-6345 for more info.
Sandy Neck Beach
The 7-mile long stretch of spectacular coastline known as "Sandy Neck" spans all the way from Sandwich to Barnstable, on the north (Cape Cod Bay) side of the Cape.
If you're looking for crystal clear water, rolling dunes, and gorgeous views, Sandy Neck Beach is the place to go!
Craigville Beach is a favorite teens, college students and families. This very long, wide expanse has warm waters, gentle surf, and a large designated swim area.
Kalmus is one of the most famous Hyannis beaches. It's known worldwide as a fantastic windsurfing venue, thanks to our prevailing spring, summer and fall breezes.
Half of Kalmus is dedicated to windsurfing, kite flying and other sporty endeavors, while the other half is more sheltered for swimming, sunbathing and picnicing.
This Hyannis beach is a great place to relax, have a picnic, and watch the tour boats and pleasure yachts making their way along the Hyannis Channel.
The water's calm here, and the sand is soft. It's a wonderful choice of Hyannis beaches for families.
Veterans Beach has one of the prettiest settings of all Hyannis beaches. It's backed by a small park with shaded areas and a large expanse of lush lawn that slopes down to the shoreline.
Veterans Park features two historical monuments - one to the late President John F. Kennedy, the other to veterans of the Korean War.
The beach itself is somewhat "shelly", wonderful for kids with buckets and anyone who collects seashells for jewelry or crafts projects.
Vacationing in Hyannis