Updated: August 15, 2022
Looking for the nicest beach in Mashpee MA? South Cape Beach is a beauty!
With more than a mile of coastline backed by low rolling dunes and wild salt marshes, South Cape Beach offers something to love for everyone - all year round.
During the summer months, South Cape Beach is a mecca for swimmers and sunbathers, thanks to its long expanse of soft, light sand and the warm, normally calm waters of Nantucket Sound.
May through October finds fishermen (fisherwomen and fisherkids, too!), with surf rods in hand, testing their skills against the big Striped Bass and feisty Bluefish that regularly cruise just offshore in search of their next meal.
And all year long, nature lovers find South Cape the perfect place for an invigorating beach walk, or more peaceful endeavors like birdwatching and exploring the nature trails in the adjoining Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
The first thing to know about South Cape Beach is that there are two areas to this stretch of shoreline:
State Beach and Town Beach have different parking lots - each with its own parking fee/pass requirements in season.
In season, State Beach and Town Beach have beach wheelchairs and Mobi-mats to help those with mobility issues to access and enjoy the beach.
From the State Beach parking lot, you'll find a boardwalk ...
... that leads to a viewing platform with lovely views of the shoreline and the vast expanse of Nantucket Sound.
For more information about beach wheelchairs and other accessibility features at Mashpee Town Beach, contact Mashpee Recreation Department at (508) 539-1416.
For more information about beach wheelchairs and other accessibility features at State Beach, contact MA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation at (508) 457-0495.