A Day at the Beach

All of Brewster’s beaches are located on Cape Cod Bay, known for its warm calm waters and miles of sandy flats at low tide. These Cape Cod beaches are perfect for children looking to explore the tidal pools in search of marine life.

Parking Passes are REQUIRED at ALL of these beaches from mid June until the day before Labor Day, 9 am – 4 pm daily! They can be purchased online at Stickers.brewster-ma.gov/ either the day of, or in advance of your visit.  There is no need to display a physical permit, as they are linked to your license plate number.

Non Residents: $20/day, $150/season

  • Beaches close at 10 pm
  • Cookouts allowed only on private beaches with a permit from Brewster Fire Department
  • No fires on any public beaches
  • Dogs are not allowed on public beaches, tidal flats, landings, and public ponds from May 15 to September 15

Brewster Beaches

Breakwater Beach

At Breakwater there’s a good amount of room to spread out – even at high tide. At low tide, moored boats are left high and dry on the sand. An odd sight to see! Near the Brewster General Store.

Crosby Landing Beach (Crosby Beach)

Great view. Expansive beach. Very calm water.

Ellis Landing Beach

Some small tidal pools. Rocky. Long beach. Good amount of room at low tide. Not so much at high tide.

Linnell Landing Beach

This bayside beach provides a great place for beach combing and exploring tidal pools. At high tide there is still plenty of beach for to set up beach chairs and umbrellas.

Nickerson State Park

Beautiful fresh water ponds for swimming and kayaking. Boat rentals.

Paine’s Creek Beach

Only .03 miles from the Inn. One of the most amazing things about Paine’s Creek Beach is the dramatic change in its landscape/seascape from high tide to low. At high tide, waves lap against the seawall and jetties. As the tide recedes, colorful marsh grasses are exposed and “new” stretches of sparkling sand appear everywhere you look. At the end of the day, this is one of the best places on the Cape to watch the sun set!

Point of Rocks Beach

Located at the end of a dead end street, this beach has no parking. A great place to walk the flats at low tide!! You will see the most beautiful sunsets there!!

Robbins Hill Beach

Intriguing tidal pools and rocky at low tide. Good amount of beach at high tide – lots at low tide.

Saint’s Landing

Saint’s landing has a narrow, but beautiful white sandy shoreline.

beaches near the Sea Meadow Inn

Cape Cod Area Beaches

Ballston Beach

Located on the ocean side, this is a picturesque spot to enjoy the day. Lining the beach are the hills that Edward Hopper painted in much of his artwork. Great for surfing.

Cahoon Hollow

Backed by mountainous dunes that you need to climb down to get to the beach, Cahoon Hollow’s setting is dramatic. Despite the riptide, it’s a favorite surfer hangout. Site of the famous Beechcomber Bar/Restaurant.

Coast Guard Beach**

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Massachusetts! So clean, powdery white sand, lots of room. You can walk forever and watch the playful and curious seals!

In the summer you have to take the shuttle as there is very limited parking.

Head of the Meadow**

The beach is stunningly beautiful with miles of soft sand and wind swept dunes. Great waves.

Herring Cove**

The most popular beach in Provincetown, with calm waters that tend to be quite warm. Known for its beautiful sunsets. It was named by the Travel Channel as one the best beaches in New England.

Le Count Hollow

Just off the Rail Trail. Steep dune entry to the beach. Great for skimboarding, bodyboarding, and surfing. A big sandbar emerges at low tide.


Long Nook Beach’s wildness and isolation are synonymous with Truro’s outer reaches. This large oceanside beach is backed by massive sand dunes.

The picturesque landscape is enhanced by small waves great for boogie-boarding or some rougher swimming.


Magnificent bluffs. Breathtaking views of the Atlantic from the top when you arrive. The steps down to the beach are steep. Great place to fly a kite.


Really long beach. Very popular. Great waves. All ages. Nice sand. Very popular public beach, with miles of white sand. During the summer season the beach offers lifeguards, restrooms, outdoor showers, changing rooms, bike racks, benches, picnic tables, and beach equipment rentals. The snack bar is open from Memorial Day until Labor Day.

Nauset Light**

Amazing views, you can see for miles. There are cliffs which tower over the beach. The parking lot sits high above the dunes/cliff so you have to walk down a tall, multi-tiered wooden staircase to get to the beach. It’s a dramatic view, very unspoiled, very natural.

Newcomb Hollow

This large ocean beach with massive dunes is very picturesque and is great for all ages, as long as they can handle the steep dune serving as an entrance.

There is lots of soft, white sand and gentle waves. If you keep your eyes on the horizon, it’s not uncommon to see the spout of a distant passing whale.

Race Point**

Wide open beaches, and whales surfacing off in the distance. Known for its rougher waters and beautiful landscape. This is also a spectacular beach for sunbathers due to its northern location.


With warm clear waters this beach is ideal for families who prefer calm water, perfect for children to play in the tidal pools. At low tide, you can walk for miles on the flats. The sunsets at Skaket Beach are legendary!

South Orleans Beach on Pleasant Bay

This beach is the best kept secret in Orleans. With scenic views of the bay islands, and the Orleans and Chatham shoreline. South Orleans Beach is an ocean barrier beach with warm water and sail boarding. South Orleans Beach has no fees, lifeguards or facilities and limited parking

**part of the National Seashore
beaches near the Sea Meadow Inn
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