Updated: February 9, 2022
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!
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!
Well known as home to Sandwich 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.
*Update: February 2022 - Sadly, the devastating Blizzard of 2022 dealt a fatal blow to our beloved Sandwich Boardwalk. Plans are underway to replace the boardwalk in 2024.
Aptly named, this is the first beach in Sandwich nearest the Cape Cod Canal.
Along with being a great place to watch the sun rise over Cape Cod Bay, this is also a good fishing spot. (Look for striped bass and bluefish busting through schools of bait near the jetty!)
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.
*Note - Portions of this stretch of beachfront are private.
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 (fee varies by beach and residency status).
No entrance fees are charged to those who walk or bike to Sandwich beaches.
Vacationing in Sandwich