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Sandwich Beaches

You'll find several wonderful beaches along Cape Cod Bay in Sandwich.

Whether you start or end your day with a walk along the water, or spend your morning or afternoon swimming, sunning or trying to catch dinner ...

There's a perfect Sandwich beach for everyone.

The expanse of Sandy NeckSandy Neck Beach in Sandwich MA


Sandwich MA Beach Parking Fees and Stickers

Parking Fees:
From mid-May to mid-September, during normal beach hours, parking at Sandwich beaches requires a resident parking sticker or a daily fee paid at the gate ($14-$40 per day, varies by beach and residency status). No entrance fees are charged to those who walk or bike to Sandwich beaches.

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The Best Beaches in Sandwich, MA


Scusset Beach

Scusset Neck is a large state-managed beach with calm water and plenty of room to spread out or take a walk.

Soft sand and a lovely view make it very popular with beachgoers of all ages.

  • Body of Water: Cape Cod Bay

  • Crowd Factor: Lots of visitors, but the size of the beach makes it seem uncrowded.

  • Seasonal Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms and showers, picnic area, snack bar, camping, handicap access, beach wheel chair.

  • Location: Scusset Beach State Reservation, 140 Scusset Beach Road in Sandwich, MA.

  • Parking: Very large lot.

Sandy Neck Beach

This spectacular beach spans the towns of Sandwich and Barnstable. Waves are normally small, and the views are gorgeous.

There's an unusual mix of sand quality at Sandy Neck.  From the dunes to the high tide line, there's a nice swath of beach that's sandy with small shells and pebbles mixed in. Then, from the high tide line out into the water, it's very pebbly-rocky.  

At low tide, Sandy Neck is a popular place to beachcomb for sea glass and small heart-shaped stones. It's also a good time to wade out to the sandbars, plunk your folding chair down, and enjoy this beautiful beach on a sunny summer day!

  • Body of Water: Cape Cod Bay

  • Crowd Factor: Lots of people go to Sandy Neck, but with a short walk in either direction you'll be on your own.

  • Seasonal Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms and outdoor showers, snack bar, handicap access via ramp, beach wheelchair available.

  • Location: Off Sandy Neck Road in Sandwich.

  • Parking: Large lot. Sandy Neck is managed by the Town of Barnstable. So, although part of the beach is in Sandwich, the town of Barnstable's rules apply. Sandwich and Barnstable resident beach stickers are honored. All others pay a daily parking fee at the gate or a weekly fee.

  • Note: Sandy Neck is also a favorite spot for beach camping and campfires on the beach.

Town Neck Beach

Well known for its spectacular boardwalk, Town Neck Beach is a wonderful place to sun, swim, kayak, and watch boats going into and out of the Canal.

Town Neck is a long beach with a mix of sand quality ranging from grainy to pebbly. There's a pretty view everywhere you look, and generally calm water. 

The Boardwalk is a popular spot for teens, and the saltwater creek below is a haven for small children to splash and adults to float on blow-up rafts. 

  • Body of Water: Cape Cod Bay

  • Crowd Factor: Lots of room, so usually doesn't feel crowded.

  • Seasonal Amenities: No lifeguards, and no amenities other than restrooms. Short walk to the beach. Handicap access surf chair available - call (508) 888-0525 to reserve.

  • Location: There are two ways to get to Town Neck Beach. For the part of the beach nearest the Canal, take Route 6A to Town Neck Road to Wood Avenue.

    To get to the Boardwalk and the beach, take Rt. 6A to Jarves Street, then left on Factory Street, and right on Harbor Street. Harbor Street turns into Boardwalk Road. Parking lot is at the end of Boardwalk Road.  

  • Parking: Decent sized lots.

East Sandwich Beach

East Sandwich Beach is a beautiful spot on the Bay, hidden behind the dunes.

Soft sand, calm waters, and a great view make this a popular yet tranquil-feeling place to relax.

  • Body of Water: Cape Cod Bay

  • Crowd Factor: Busy, but usually no crowded feel.

  • Seasonal Amenities: No lifeguards, and no amenities other than restrooms and parking attendant. Short walk over a sloping dune to the beach. Handicap access surf chair available - call (508) 888-0525 to reserve.

  • Location: Take Route 6A to Ploughed Neck Road to North Shore Boulevard in Sandwich

  • Parking: Limited number of spaces.

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