The Locals’ Picks for Best Cape Beaches
If you’re searching for a great beach on Cape Cod you don’t have to look far. The area is home to around 100 beaches. If you need a little help choosing just the right one for your next beach outing, consider some of the top beaches on the Cape recommended by locals.
Mayflower Beach - Dennis
Mayflower Beach in Dennis is a popular spot for families, especially during the summer months. Not only is it a great place to take in the views, but also watch the sun go down at the end of the day. There are lifeguards, but the good news is this beach does tend to have calmer waves than some other beaches in the area.
Coast Guard Beach - Eastham
Eastham’s Coast Guard Beach is one of the most picturesque in the region. It often makes lists of the nation’s top beaches, and for good reason. The flat sandy beach is a good place for swimming, sunning or sand volleyball. The beach also attracts surfers and boogie boarders. Keep in mind, visitors will have to take a beach shuttle, as beach parking is for residents.
Sandy Neck Beach - Barnstable
Sandy Neck Beach in Barnstable is a barrier beach with clear water and a laid-back vibe. Visitors are commonly known to spot whales and other marine-life in the area. It’s a good spot for swimming or boogie boarding.
Race Point Beach - Provincetown
Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, in Provincetown is only about a 90-minute ferry ride from Boston. The wide beach sits on the very tip of Cape Cod with some fantastic ocean views. You may spot some seals in the area, too. While there are lifeguards, the water is a bit rougher here and tides can be dangerous. The good news is there are some shallow areas on the beach for families and less experienced swimmers.