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Beach Access Guide on Cape Cod

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Barnstable County’s Guide to Getting Beach Parking Stickers on Cape Cod: A Breakdown for 15 Towns and The Cape Cod National Seashore 2024

Disclaimer: The information provided about Cape Cod beaches is based on research conducted online. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please contact the relevant town or the Cape Cod National Seashore directly, depending on which beach you plan to visit. Links are provided in this article.

Cape Cod is the quintessential summer destination with miles of sandy beaches, beautiful scenery, and a range of outdoor activities to enjoy. However, gaining parking access to the beaches during the summer season (roughly Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day Weekend) normally requires getting a resident/taxpayer beach sticker or a visitor’s pass (there are a few exceptions).

 

The Cape Cod National Seashore versus Town Beaches

The Cape Cod National Seashore and town beaches on Cape Cod operate separately in terms of management and fee structures. The Cape Cod National Seashore is managed by the National Park Service and has standardized fees and regulations set by the federal government.

In contrast, town beaches are managed by individual town governments, each with its own fee schedule and regulations tailored to local residents and visitors. Payment for access to National Seashore beaches is typically made at entrance stations, while town beach fees are paid at town offices, visitor centers, or beach entrances, with some towns offering online purchasing options.

For Town Beaches, Every Town is Different

Each of our 15 towns has a slightly different system. Obtaining a beach sticker on Cape Cod may require you to bring several documents to ensure your eligibility. Whether you are a resident or non-resident, following the correct process in each town is crucial to access your desired beach.

Rules, Rules, Know the Rules

Also, remember that the rules and fees are subject to change, so it is essential to confirm the current details with the respective town’s government offices or the Cape Cod National Seashore website. Links to town websites and Cape Cod National Seashore are below.

Other things to remember:

  • Permits are checked during the day only, so you can enjoy some time in the early morning hours and in the early evening hours.
  • Dogs are often NOT allowed on beaches in the high season, May 1 to September 15, but sometimes allowed before 9 am and after 6 pm. Make sure you check the rules.

The Town of Barnstable offers several types of beach stickers. Here is a quick reference:

Permit Type Fee
Non-resident-Daily Parking $25.00 (Hathaway’s Pond $13) Purchase at the gate at Public Beaches: Craigville, Hathaway’s, Kalmus, Sea Street, Veteran’s, and Bodfish Park at Sandy Neck (Bodfish Park is the section of public bathing beach located in front of the Sandy Neck parking lots that is designated by “Lifeguard On Duty” signs.)
Non-resident-Weekly Parking Permits $110 (Valid any consecutive 7-day period Memorial Day to Labor Day) Available for the following beaches: Craigville, Hathaway’s, Kalmus, Sea Street, Veteran’s, and Bodfish Park at Sandy Neck (Bodfish Park is the section of public bathing beach located in front of the Sandy Neck parking lots that is designated by “Lifeguard On Duty” signs.)
Non-resident-Seasonal Permit $375 (Valid Memorial Day to Labor Day) Available for the following beaches: Craigville, Hathaway’s, Kalmus, Sea Street, Veteran’s, and Bodfish Park at Sandy Neck (Bodfish Park is the section of public bathing beach located in front of the Sandy Neck parking lots that is designated by “Lifeguard On Duty” signs.)
Landlord Permit $475 Landlords may purchase a beach permit to distribute to renters. If you have multiple properties, please apply for each permit separately. Proof of ownership is required – Current Real Estate Tax Bill.
Resident/Taxpayer Permit $50 Town of Barnstable Beach Parking Stickers are available to all residents and taxpayers for all public and resident beaches. Proof of residency or ownership is required. Handicap Stickers are offered to those individuals who have a handicap placard or registration with the vehicle registered in their name.

Purchase permits (other than daily passes) online: Online Guide-Resident Parking Permits

Town of Barnstable information at: The Official Website of The Town of Barnstable

List of Beaches in the Town of Barnstable

Beach Name Address
Covell’s Beach 857 Craigville Beach Road, Centerville, MA 02632
Hathaway’s Pond 1431 Phinney’s P Lane, Barnstable, MA 02630
Craigville Beach 997 Craigville Beach Road, Centerville, MA 02632
Loop Beach 281 Ocean View Avenue, Cotuit, MA 02635
Dowse’s Beach 348 East Bay Road, Osterville, MA 02655
Lovell’s Pond 1444 Santuit-Newtown Road, Cotuit, MA 02635
Hamblin’s Pond 415 Route 149, Marstons Mills, MA 02648
Millway Beach 307 Millway, Barnstable, MA 02630
Joshua’s Pond 290 Tower Hill Road, Osterville, MA 02655
Sandy Neck Beach 590 Sandy Neck Road, W. Barnstable, MA 02668
Kalmus Beach 670 Ocean Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
Ropes Beach 85 Old Shore Road, Cotuit, MA 02635
Keyes Beach (Sea Street) 175 Ocean Avenue, Hyannis, MA 02601
Wequaquet Lake Beach 460 Shootflying Hill Road, Centerville, MA 02632
Veteran’s Park Beach 480 Ocean Street, Hyannis, MA 02601

Town of Barnstable Beach Rules and Regulations

    • No littering or solicitation.

    • No fires, glass containers, or alcohol on the beach or in the parking lot.

    • Dogs are not allowed, at any time, on any beach/recreation area from May 15-September 15.

    • Swimming is allowed in designated areas only.

    • Flotation devices are allowed during onshore breezes only.

    • Lifeguards are on duty (where available) from 9 AM to 5 PM every day, starting in late June.

    • Restrooms are open 9 AM to 4:30 PM.

    • Gates open at 9 AM & are locked promptly at 9 PM. Parking fees are collected from 9 AM to 3:45 PM, Craigsville 7 AM-4:45 PM. (Unless otherwise posted).

    • Beaches that are (including bathhouses) staffed starting Memorial Day weekend are Craigsville, Covell’s & Veteran’s. All other locations will be open for the season at the end of June. (Unless otherwise posted).

    • Failure to comply with Beach Staff can result in loss of beach privileges, punishment by fines, and/or arrest per Town of Barnstable by-laws.

    • No disturbances or other breaches of the peace will be tolerated.

    • All umbrellas must be secured properly and should not obstruct the lifeguard’s view of the water.

    • Any person using obscenities, particularly in a threatening manner toward TOB employees, will be asked to leave.

    • Drones are prohibited from launching and/or landing on any Town of Barnstable beach.

    • No smoking on any bathing beach or recreation area.

The Town of Bourne offers various types of beach stickers for residents, non-residents, and specific groups. Here is a detailed guide to the available options and fees for 2024:

Permit Type Fee
Resident $25.00
Senior (65+) Resident $15.00
Non-Resident (Town mooring or shellfish permit holder, local campgrounds) $50.00
MA Resident (when purchased with MA Resident Shellfish Permit) $25.00
Sandwich Resident (when purchased with a Resident Shellfish Permit) $25.00
1 Week Temporary (Monument Beach Only) $40.00
2 Week Temporary (Monument Beach Only) $60.00
Replacement Sticker (with return of original) $2.00

Purchase Locations and Requirements: Beach parking stickers for residents and non-residents are available from the Natural Resources Office at the Bourne Town Hall, located at 24 Perry Ave, Buzzards Bay. For more information, you can contact the office at (508) 759-0623.

Beach Locations in Bourne

Beach Name Address
Monument Beach Emmons Road, Bourne, MA
Gray Gables Beach Gilder Road, Bourne, MA
Scusset Beach Scusset Beach Road, Bourne, MA

These beaches offer various amenities such as lifeguards, restrooms, snack bars, and boat ramps.

For more information on Bourne beaches, beach stickers, and purchasing details, you can visit the Town of Bourne’s official website or the Cape Cod Beach Guide website.

Permit Types and Fees

Permit Type Fee
Resident (1st and 2nd vehicle) $25.00 per vehicle
Additional Resident Vehicles $40.00 per vehicle
Non-Resident One Day Permit $20.00
Non-Resident Full Season Permit $150.00

Purchase Locations and Requirements

Category Details
Permit Duration Beach parking permits are required from June 15 through the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.
Resident Permit Availability Residents can purchase permits starting April 15, 2024.
Non-Resident Permit Availability Non-resident beach parking permits are available for purchase online starting June 1, 2024.
Purchase Information For more information and to purchase permits, visit the Brewster Permit Sales website.
Required Documents
  • A valid vehicle registration for each vehicle
  • Proof of Brewster residence (e.g., current real estate tax bill, lease agreement, utility bills)
  • Additional documents may be required for leased vehicles, properties held in trust, or vehicles registered to a business.

Beach Locations in Brewster

Beach Name Address
Breakwater Landing Breakwater Road, Brewster, MA
Breakwater (Upper) Beach Breakwater Road, Brewster, MA
Crosby Landing Crosby Lane, Brewster, MA
Ellis Landing Ellis Landing Road, Brewster, MA
First Light (residents only) First Light Lane, Brewster, MA
Linnell Landing Linnell Landing Road, Brewster, MA
Mant’s Landing Mant’s Landing Road, Brewster, MA
Paine’s Creek Beach Paine’s Creek Road, Brewster, MA
Point of Rocks Beach Point of Rocks Road, Brewster, MA
Saint’s Landing Saint’s Landing Road, Brewster, MA
Spruce Hill Conservation Area Stony Brook Road, Brewster, MA
Fisherman’s Landing Fisherman’s Landing Road, Brewster, MA
Long Pond Beach Long Pond Road, Brewster, MA
Upper Mill Pond Landing Run Hill Road, Brewster, MA

Additional Information:

  • Lifeguards are on duty only at Long Pond Beach from July 15 to August 15
  • Portable toilets are available at most beach locations from Memorial Day through October
  • Dogs and other pets are not allowed on public beaches from May 15 to September 15
  • Smoking is prohibited on all Town beaches
  • Parking enforcement is in effect from 9am to 4pm daily during the permit season, with a $40.00 fine for violations

For more details, visit the Town of Brewster’s official website.

 

The Town of Chatham offers various types of beach stickers for residents, non-residents, and specific groups. Here is a detailed guide to the available options and fees for 2024:

Permit Type Fee
Resident $30.00
Non-Resident Daily $20.00
Non-Resident Weekly $75.00
Non-Resident Seasonal $175.00

Purchase Locations and Requirements: Beach parking permits are required from June through September. Residents can purchase permits from the Sticker Office located at 261 George Ryder Road, Chatham, MA. Non-residents can purchase daily, weekly, and seasonal passes online or at the beach gates for Harding’s Beach, Ridgevale Beach, and Cockle Cove Beach. For more details and online purchases, visit the Town of Chatham Sticker Office.

Required Documents:

    • A valid vehicle registration for each vehicle

    • Proof of Chatham residence for resident permits

Beach Locations in Chatham

Beach Name Address Fees & Facilities
Harding’s Beach Harding’s Beach Road, West Chatham Daily: $20.00, Weekly: $75.00, Seasonal: $175.00. Restrooms, Snackmobile, Lifeguards
Ridgevale Beach Ridgevale Road, West Chatham Daily: $20.00, Weekly: $75.00, Seasonal: $175.00. Portable Restrooms, Snack Bar, Lifeguards
Cockle Cove Beach Cockle Cove Road, South Chatham Daily: $20.00, Weekly: $75.00, Seasonal: $175.00. Portable Restrooms, Lifeguards
Lighthouse Beach Bridge Street, Chatham Bridge Street Parking for Lighthouse Beach  Please be aware that new parking requirements have been implemented for all vehicles which are parked along Bridge Street in order to access Lighthouse Beach. All nonresidents and non-taxpayers of Chatham will be required to purchase a Chatham Beach pass and display on their vehicle in order to park along the Bridge Street road shoulder. The area of parking restriction extends from the east side of Mitchell River Bridge through the eastern extent of allowable Bridge Street parking. These parking passes will be required beginning June 23 – September 3 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Vehicles of residents and non-resident taxpayers must display a current standard annual Chatham sticker (Beach, Transfer or Recycling stickers).

No Lifeguards, Monitored by Patrols

Please note that this requirement does NOT include parking at the Lighthouse overlook which is still available to all vehicles for short term (30 minutes) parking only. Violations of these parking restrictions are subject to a $50 parking citation. 

Oyster Pond Beach Stage Harbor Road, Chatham No Fee. Restrooms, Lifeguards
Forest Beach Forest Beach Road, South Chatham No Fee. No Restrooms, No Lifeguards
Pleasant Bay (Jackknife) Route 28, North Chatham No Fee. No Restrooms, No Lifeguards
Pleasant Street Beach Pleasant Street, South Chatham No Fee. No Restrooms, No Lifeguards
Schoolhouse Pond Queen Anne Road, West Chatham No Fee. Freshwater Beach, Popular with Families

Additional Information:

    • Lifeguards are on duty at specified beaches from June 23 to September 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    • Dogs are not allowed on public beaches from May 1 to September 15, except in designated areas during specified hours.

    • Parking enforcement is in effect, and violators may be subject to fines.

For more details, visit the Chatham Chamber of Commerce Beach Information and the Town of Chatham Sticker Office websites.

The Town of Dennis offers several types of beach stickers for residents, non-residents, and specific groups. Here is a detailed guide to the available options and fees for 2024:

Permit Type Fee
Resident/Taxpayer $50.00
Seasonal $180.00
Non-Resident $360.00
Weekly $90.00
Daily Parking (Mon-Fri) $30.00
Daily Parking (Weekends & Holidays) $30.00

Purchase Locations and Requirements: Beach parking permits are available for online and in-person purchase. Stickers are required from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Residents can buy permits at the Sticker Office located at 685 Route 134, South Dennis, MA, or online. Non-residents can purchase daily passes at individual beach public parking areas. For more details and to purchase stickers, visit the Dennis Sticker Sales Page.

Required Documents:

    • A valid vehicle registration for each vehicle

    • Proof of Dennis residence for resident permits

    • Additional documents may be required for leased vehicles, properties held in trust, or vehicles registered to a business.

Beach Locations in Dennis

Beach Name Address Fees & Facilities
Mayflower Beach Dunes Road, Dennis Daily: $30.00, Weekly: $90.00, Seasonal: $180.00. Restrooms, Lifeguards
Sea Street Beach Sea Street, Dennisport Daily: $30.00, Weekly: $90.00, Seasonal: $180.00. Restrooms, Lifeguards
West Dennis Beach Davis Beach Road, West Dennis Daily: $30.00, Weekly: $90.00, Seasonal: $180.00. Restrooms, Lifeguards, Snackmobile
Haigis Beach Haigis Beach Road, Dennisport Daily: $30.00, Weekly: $90.00, Seasonal: $180.00. Portable Restrooms, Lifeguards
Corporation Beach Corporation Road, Dennis Daily: $30.00, Weekly: $90.00, Seasonal: $180.00. Restrooms, Lifeguards
Chapin Beach Chapin Beach Road, Dennis Daily: $30.00, Weekly: $90.00, Seasonal: $180.00. No Restrooms, Lifeguards

Additional Information:

    • Lifeguards are on duty from late June through Labor Day.

    • Dogs are not allowed on beaches from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day.

    • Parking enforcement is in effect, and violators may be subject to fines.

For more details, visit the Dennis Beach Department and the Sticker Fee Schedule pages.

The Town of Eastham offers various types of beach stickers for residents, non-residents, and visitors. Here is a detailed guide to the available options and fees for 2024:

Permit Type Fee
Resident $35.00
Visitor Seasonal $150.00
Visitor Two-Week $75.00
Daily Pass $30.00

Purchase Locations and Requirements: Beach parking permits are required from June 22 through Labor Day. Stickers can be purchased online, by mail, or in person. The sticker office is located at 555 Old Orchard Road, Eastham, MA, and is open from May 24 for in-person service. For more details and to purchase stickers, visit the Eastham Beach Sticker Information Page.

Required Documents:

    • A valid vehicle registration for each vehicle

    • Proof of Eastham residence for resident permits

    • Additional documents may be required for leased vehicles or vehicles registered to a business

Beach Locations in Eastham

Beach Name Address Fees & Facilities
Campground Beach Campground Road Daily: $30.00. Portable Restrooms
Cooks Brook Beach Steele Road Daily: $30.00. Portable Restrooms
First Encounter Beach Samoset Road Daily: $30.00. Portable Restrooms
Wiley Park Herring Brook Road Daily: $30.00. Restrooms, Picnic Area, Playground
Boat Meadow Beach Bayview Drive Sticker Required. No Restrooms
Cole Road Beach Cole Road Sticker Required. No Restrooms
Dyer Prince Area Herring Brook Road Sticker Required. No Restrooms
Great Pond Great Pond Road Sticker Required. Restrooms
Hemenway Landing Hemenway Road Sticker Required. No Restrooms
Herring Pond Herring Pond Road Sticker Required. No Restrooms
Sunken Meadow Beach Sunken Meadow Road Sticker Required. No Restrooms
Thumpertown Beach Thumpertown Road Sticker Required. No Restrooms

National Seashore Beaches in Eastham

Beach Name Location Facilities
Coast Guard Beach Nauset Road, Eastham Restrooms and seasonal shuttle service
Nauset Light Beach Cable Road, Eastham Restrooms and a parking lot

Additional Information:

    • Beach stickers are not valid at Cape Cod National Seashore beaches.

    • Lifeguards are on duty at certain locations from late June through Labor Day.

    • Parking enforcement is in effect, and violators may be subject to fines.

For more details, visit the Eastham Recreation & Beach Department and the Beach Parking & Daily Passes

The Town of Falmouth offers several types of beach stickers for residents, non-residents, and specific groups. Here is a detailed guide to the available options and fees for 2024:

Permit Type Fee
Resident/Taxpayer – purchased online $40.00
Resident/Taxpayer – purchased by mail or in-person $45.00
Military & Timeshare/Interval Ownership $40.00
Seasonal Non-Resident (In-Town) $275.00
Seasonal Non-Resident (Out-of-Town) $375.00
One-Week (non-resident) $80.00
Two-Week (non-resident) $130.00
Three-Week (non-resident) $175.00
Four-Week (non-resident) $225.00

Purchase Locations and Requirements: Beach parking permits can be purchased online, by mail, or in person. For in-person purchases, visit the Ellen T. Mitchell Bathhouse at 56 Surf Drive, which will be open for pre-season sales on specified weekends and daily from June 22 through Labor Day. Mail-in applications can be dropped off at the Town Hall drop box or mailed to Town Hall. For more details and to purchase stickers, visit the Falmouth Beach Sticker Page.

Required Documents:

    • A valid vehicle registration for each vehicle

    • Proof of Falmouth residence for resident permits

    • Additional documents may be required for leased vehicles or timeshare ownership.

Beach Locations in Falmouth

Beach Name Address Fees & Facilities
Menauhant Beach – East 663 Menauhant Road, East Falmouth Daily: $20. Portable toilets, Ice cream truck, Lifeguards, Access Mat
Menauhant Beach – West 663 Menauhant Road, East Falmouth Daily: $20. Portable toilets, Ice cream truck, Lifeguards, Access Mat
Old Silver Beach – Public 296 Quaker Road, North Falmouth Daily: $30. Bath house, Food concession, Lifeguards, Handicap access
Surf Drive Beach 56 Surf Drive, Falmouth Daily: $20. Bath house, Food concession, Lifeguards, Handicap access
Falmouth Heights Beach 261 Grand Avenue, Falmouth Daily: $20. Portable toilets, Shower tower, Food truck, Lifeguards
Chapoquoit Beach 140 Chapoquoit Road, West Falmouth Daily: $20. Portable toilets, Ice cream truck, Lifeguards, Access Mat

Additional Information:

    • Lifeguards are on duty at specified beaches from late June through Labor Day.

    • Dogs are not allowed on beaches from May 1 through September 30.

    • Parking enforcement is in effect, and violators may be subject to fines.

For more details, visit the Falmouth Beach Department and the Falmouth Beach Sticker Information pages.

The Town of Harwich offers several types of beach stickers for residents, non-residents, and specific groups. Here is a detailed guide to the available options and fees for 2024:

Permit Type Fee
Resident/Town Beach Sticker $30.00
Summer Visitor – 1 Week $65.00
Summer Visitor – 2 Weeks $125.00
Summer Visitor – Season $150.00

Purchase Locations and Requirements: Beach parking permits can be purchased online, by mail, or in person. Residents can buy permits at the Community Center, Town Hall, and the Chamber of Commerce. Non-residents can purchase weekly and seasonal passes online or at specified locations. For more details and to purchase stickers, visit the Harwich Beach Sticker Information Page.

Required Documents:

  • A valid vehicle registration for each vehicle
  • Proof of Harwich residence for resident permits

Beach Locations in Harwich

Beach Name Address Fees & Facilities
Red River Beach Uncle Venies Road, Harwich Seasonal, Weekly, Daily passes. Restrooms, Lifeguards
Bank Street Beach Bank Street, Harwich Port Seasonal, Weekly, Daily passes. Restrooms, Lifeguards
Earle Road Beach Earle Road, West Harwich Seasonal, Weekly, Daily passes. Portable toilets, Lifeguards
Pleasant Road Beach Pleasant Road, West Harwich Seasonal, Weekly, Daily passes. Restrooms, Lifeguards
Long Pond Beach Long Pond Road, Harwich Seasonal, Weekly, Daily passes. Portable toilets, Lifeguards
Cahoon Hollow Beach Cahoon Hollow Road, Harwich Seasonal, Weekly, Daily passes. Portable toilets, Lifeguards

Additional Information:

  • Beach stickers are required from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  • Lifeguards are on duty at specified beaches during the summer season.
  • Dogs are not allowed on public beaches from May 1 through September 30.
  • Parking enforcement is in effect, and violators may be subject to fines.

For more details, visit the Harwich Recreation and Beach Department and the Harwich Chamber of Commerce websites.

The Town of Mashpee offers several types of beach stickers for residents, non-residents, and specific groups. Here is a detailed guide to the available options and fees for 2024:

Permit Type Fee
Resident/Town Beach Sticker $35.00
Summer Visitor – 1 Week $50.00
Summer Visitor – Daily $15.00

Purchase Locations and Requirements: Beach parking permits can be purchased online, by mail, or in person. Residents can buy permits at the Clerk’s Office at Town Hall, 16 Great Neck Road North, Mashpee, MA. Non-residents can purchase daily and weekly passes at specific beach locations. For more details and to purchase stickers, visit the Mashpee Beach Sticker Information Page.

Required Documents:

  • A valid vehicle registration for each vehicle
  • Proof of Mashpee residence for resident permits
  • Additional documentation may be required for leased vehicles or other specific cases.

Beach Locations in Mashpee

Beach Name Address Fees & Facilities
Attaquin Park Beach Route 130, Mashpee Weekly, Daily passes. Restrooms, Lifeguards
John’s Pond Currier Road, Mashpee Weekly, Daily passes. Restrooms, Lifeguards, Boat ramp
Popponesset Spit 172 Shore Drive, Mashpee Weekly, Daily passes. No restrooms, Lifeguards
South Cape Beach Great Neck Road South, Mashpee Weekly, Daily passes. Restrooms, Lifeguards, Picnic area

Additional Information:

  • Lifeguards are on duty at specified beaches from late June through Labor Day.
  • Dogs are not allowed on beaches from May 1 through September 30.
  • Parking enforcement is in effect, and violators may be subject to fines.

For more details, visit the Mashpee Town Clerk’s page and the Cape Cod Beach Guide.

 

The Town of Orleans offers several types of beach stickers for residents, non-residents, and specific groups. Here is a detailed guide to the available options and fees for 2024:

Permit Type Fee
Resident Beach Sticker $30.00
Non-Resident Beach Sticker $125.00
Daily Pass $20.00

Purchase Locations and Requirements: Beach parking permits can be purchased online, by mail, or in person. Residents can buy permits at the Orleans Sticker Office located at 40 Giddiah Hill Road, Orleans, MA. Non-residents can purchase daily and seasonal passes at specific beach locations. For more details and to purchase stickers, visit the Orleans Sticker Office Page.

Required Documents:

  • A valid vehicle registration for each vehicle
  • Proof of Orleans residence for resident permits
  • Additional documentation may be required for leased vehicles or other specific cases.

Beach Locations in Orleans

Beach Name Address Fees & Facilities
Nauset Beach Beach Road, Orleans Daily passes available. Restrooms, Lifeguards, Snack Bar
Skaket Beach Skaket Beach Road, Orleans Daily passes available. Restrooms, Lifeguards, Picnic Area
Pilgrim Lake Beach Herring Brook Road, Orleans Sticker required. No restrooms

National Seashore Beaches in Orleans

Beach Name Location Facilities
Nauset Beach Nauset Beach Road, Orleans Restrooms, showers, and food concessions

Additional Information:

  • Lifeguards are on duty at specified beaches from late June through Labor Day.
  • Dogs are not allowed on beaches from May 1 through September 30.
  • Parking enforcement is in effect, and violators may be subject to fines.

For more details, visit the Orleans Beach Department and the Orleans Sticker Information pages.

The Town of Provincetown offers various types of parking permits for residents, non-residents, and visitors. Here is a detailed guide to the available options and fees for 2024:

Permit Type Fee
Resident Permit $55.00
Visitor Permit $150.00
Commercial Permit $175.00

Purchase Locations and Requirements: Parking permits can be purchased online, by mail, or in person. Residents and visitors can buy permits online at the Provincetown Parking Permit Portal or in person at the lower level of Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, starting February 5, 2024. For more details and to purchase stickers, visit the Provincetown Parking Department Page.

Required Documents:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Proof of Provincetown residence for resident permits
  • Payment of any outstanding taxes, fees, and parking violations

Beach Locations in Provincetown

Beach Name Address Fees & Facilities
Long Point Beach Long Point, Provincetown Accessible by shuttle from MacMillan Pier. No facilities.
Town Beaches Various locations Provincetown has several smaller town-managed beaches. Facilities vary by location.

National Seashore Beaches in Provincetown

Beach Name Location Facilities
Herring Cove Beach Province Lands Road, Provincetown Restrooms, showers, and food concessions
Race Point Beach Race Point Road, Provincetown Restrooms, showers, and food concessions

Additional Information:

  • Paid and permit parking enforcement is in effect from May 1 through October 31.
  • Lifeguards are on duty at specified beaches during the summer season.
  • Dogs are allowed on town beaches under certain conditions; check local regulations for specific rules.

For more details, visit the Provincetown Parking Department and the Cape Cod National Seashore websites.

The Town of Sandwich offers several types of beach stickers for residents, non-residents, and visitors. Here is a detailed guide to the available options and fees for 2024:

Permit Type Fee
Resident (First Vehicle) $35.00
Resident (Second Vehicle) $20.00
Non-Resident (Ocean Beaches) $105.00
Daily Pass (Ocean Beaches, excluding Sandy Neck and freshwater beaches) $20.00
Weekly Pass (Ocean Beaches, excluding Sandy Neck and freshwater beaches) $50.00

Purchase Locations and Requirements: Beach parking permits can be purchased at the Tax Collector’s Office in Town Hall, located at 100 Route 6A, Sandwich, MA. Stickers are also available online. For more details and to purchase stickers, visit the Sandwich Beach Sticker Information Page.

Required Documents:

  • A valid vehicle registration for each vehicle
  • Proof of Sandwich residence for resident permits
  • Additional documentation may be required for leased vehicles or other specific cases

Beach Locations in Sandwich

Beach Name Address Fees & Facilities
Town Neck Beach Town Neck Road to Wood Avenue Daily and weekly passes available. Facilities include restrooms and lifeguards.
East Sandwich Beach Ploughed Neck Road to North Shore Boulevard Daily and weekly passes available. Facilities include restrooms and lifeguards.
First Beach Corner of Town Neck Road and Freeman Avenue Daily and weekly passes available. Facilities include restrooms and lifeguards.
Snake Pond Beach Route 130 to Snake Pond Road Residents only. Facilities include restrooms and lifeguards.
Wakeby Lake Beach Cotuit Road to South Sandwich Road Residents only. Facilities include restrooms and lifeguards.
Peters Pond Beach 34 Quaker Meetinghouse Road Residents only. Facilities include restrooms and lifeguards.

Additional Information:

  • Lifeguards are on duty at specified beaches from June 21 through Labor Day.
  • Dogs are not allowed on beaches from May 1 through September 30.
  • Parking enforcement is in effect, and violators may be subject to fines.

For more details, visit the Sandwich Recreation Department and the Cape Cod Beach Stickers websites.

The Town of Truro offers several types of beach stickers for residents, non-residents, and visitors. Here is a detailed guide to the available options and fees for 2024:

Permit Type Fee
Resident Beach Sticker Daily Pass $30.00
Non-Resident 1 Week $120.00
Non-Resident 2 Weeks $175.00
Non-Resident 3 Weeks $200.00
Non-Resident 4 Weeks $250.00
Non-Resident Seasonal $375.00
Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Resident $15.00
Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Non-Resident $35.00
Daily Pass (Corn Hill Beach) $35.00
Daily Pass (Head of the Meadow Beach) $35.00

Purchase Locations and Requirements: Beach parking permits can be purchased online or in person. Stickers can be picked up at the Truro Beach Office located at 36 Shore Road, North Truro, MA. The office is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the summer season starting on the second Saturday in June until Labor Day. For more details and to purchase stickers, visit the Truro Beach Sticker Information Page.

Required Documents:

  • A valid vehicle registration for each vehicle
  • Proof of Truro residence for resident permits
  • Additional documentation may be required for leased vehicles or other specific cases

Beach Locations in Truro

Beach Name Address Fees & Facilities
Ballston Beach (Cape Cod National Seashore) Access via Ballston Road Permit required June – Labor Day. No lifeguards, limited facilities.
Corn Hill Beach Corn Hill Road Daily passes available. Lifeguards, facilities available.
Head of the Meadow Beach (Cape Cod National Seashore) Off Route 6 Daily passes available. Lifeguards, facilities available.
Coast Guard Beach (Cape Cod National Seashore) Off Route 6 Permit required June – Labor Day. Limited facilities.
Longnook Beach Longnook Road Permit required June – Labor Day. Limited facilities.
Fisher Beach Off Pond Road Permit required June – Labor Day. Limited facilities.

Additional Information:

  • Lifeguards are on duty at specified beaches from mid-June through Labor Day.
  • Dogs are not allowed on beaches from May 15 through September 15.
  • Parking enforcement is in effect, and violators may be subject to fines.

For more details, visit the Truro Beach Department and the Cape Cod National Seashore websites.

Town of Wellfleet Beach Stickers for 2024

The Town of Wellfleet offers several types of beach stickers for residents, non-residents, and visitors. Here is a detailed guide to the available options and fees for 2024:

Permit Type Fee
Resident Beach Sticker $35.00
Non-Resident 3-Day $60.00
Non-Resident 1 Week $95.00
Non-Resident 2 Week $180.00
Non-Resident Seasonal $300.00

Purchase Locations and Requirements: Beach parking permits can be purchased online or in person. Stickers can be picked up at the Wellfleet Beach Office located at 255 Commercial Street, Wellfleet, MA. The office is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the summer season starting on June 1. For more details and to purchase stickers, visit the Wellfleet Beach Sticker Information Page.

Required Documents:

  • A valid vehicle registration for each vehicle
  • Proof of Wellfleet residence for resident permits
  • Additional documentation may be required for leased vehicles or other specific cases

The Town of Wellfleet offers several types of beach stickers for residents, non-residents, and visitors. Here is a detailed guide to the available options and fees for 2024:

Permit Type Fee
Resident Beach Sticker $35.00
Non-Resident 3-Day $60.00
Non-Resident 1 Week $95.00
Non-Resident 2 Week $180.00
Non-Resident Seasonal $300.00

Purchase Locations and Requirements: Beach parking permits can be purchased online or in person. Stickers can be picked up at the Wellfleet Beach Office located at 255 Commercial Street, Wellfleet, MA. The office is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the summer season starting on June 1. For more details and to purchase stickers, visit the Wellfleet Beach Sticker Information Page.

Required Documents:

  • A valid vehicle registration for each vehicle
  • Proof of Wellfleet residence for resident permits
  • Additional documentation may be required for leased vehicles or other specific cases

Beach Locations in Wellfleet

Beach Name Address Fees & Facilities
Cahoon Hollow Beach (Cape Cod National Seashore) Cahoon Hollow Road Daily passes available. Facilities include restrooms and lifeguards.
Lecount Hollow Beach (Cape Cod National Seashore) Lecount Hollow Road Daily passes available. Facilities include restrooms and lifeguards.
Newcomb Hollow Beach (Cape Cod National Seashore) Newcomb Hollow Road Daily passes available. Facilities include restrooms and lifeguards.
White Crest Beach (Cape Cod National Seashore) Ocean View Drive Daily passes available. Facilities include restrooms and lifeguards.
Gull Pond Gull Pond Road Sticker required. Facilities include restrooms.
Mayo Beach Kendrick Avenue Free parking available. Facilities include restrooms.

Additional Information:

  • Lifeguards are on duty at specified beaches from mid-June through Labor Day.
  • Dogs are not allowed on beaches from May 15 through October 15.
  • Parking enforcement is in effect, and violators may be subject to fines.

For more details, visit the Wellfleet Beach Department and the Cape Cod National Seashore websites.

The Town of Yarmouth offers several types of beach stickers for residents, non-residents, and visitors. Here is a detailed guide to the available options and fees for 2024:

Permit Type Fee
Resident Beach Sticker $35.00
Weekly Sticker $75.00
Daily Pass $20.00

Purchase Locations and Requirements: Beach parking permits can be purchased online, by mail, or in person. Stickers can be picked up at the Yarmouth Town Hall, located at 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA, or at the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce, 424 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA. For more details and to purchase stickers, visit the Yarmouth Beach Sticker Information Page.

Required Documents:

  • A valid vehicle registration for each vehicle
  • Proof of Yarmouth residence for resident permits
  • Additional documentation may be required for leased vehicles or other specific cases

Beach Locations in Yarmouth

Beach Name Address Fees & Facilities
Seagull Beach South Sea Avenue, West Yarmouth Daily passes available. Facilities include restrooms, showers, snack bar, and lifeguards.
Bass River Beach (Smugglers Beach) South Shore Drive, South Yarmouth Daily passes available. Facilities include restrooms, showers, snack bar, boat ramp, and lifeguards.
Parker’s River Beach South Shore Drive, South Yarmouth Daily passes available. Facilities include restrooms, lifeguards, gazebo, and playground.
Gray’s Beach (Bass Hole) Center Street, Yarmouth Port Permit required. Facilities include boardwalk, picnic area, and limited parking.
Sea View Beach South Shore Drive, South Yarmouth Daily passes available. Facilities include restrooms, ice cream truck, and lifeguards.
Colonial Acres Beach Standish Way, West Yarmouth Daily passes available. Facilities include restrooms and lifeguards.
Englewood Beach Berry Avenue, West Yarmouth Free parking, limited facilities, small playground, and public boat ramp.

Additional Information:

  • Lifeguards are on duty at specified beaches from late June through Labor Day.
  • Dogs are not allowed on beaches from May 15 through September 15.
  • Parking enforcement is in effect, and violators may be subject to fines.

For more details, visit the Yarmouth Beach Department and the Cape Days Beach Guide websites.

Provincetown

Beach Name Location Facilities Fees
Herring Cove Beach Province Lands Road, Provincetown Restrooms, showers, and food concessions $25 daily, $20 motorcycle, $15 pedestrian/bicycle
Race Point Beach Race Point Road, Provincetown Restrooms, showers, and food concessions $25 daily, $20 motorcycle, $15 pedestrian/bicycle

Truro

Beach Name Location Facilities Fees
Ballston Beach Ballston Beach Road, Truro Restrooms and parking available $25 daily, $20 motorcycle, $15 pedestrian/bicycle
Head of the Meadow Beach Head of the Meadow Road, Truro Restrooms and parking available $25 daily, $20 motorcycle, $15 pedestrian/bicycle
Coast Guard Beach Coast Guard Road, Truro Limited facilities and parking $25 daily, $20 motorcycle, $15 pedestrian/bicycle

Wellfleet

Beach Name Location Facilities Fees
Marconi Beach Marconi Beach Road, Wellfleet Restrooms, showers, and parking $25 daily, $20 motorcycle, $15 pedestrian/bicycle
Cahoon Hollow Beach Cahoon Hollow Road, Wellfleet Restrooms and parking $25 daily, $20 motorcycle, $15 pedestrian/bicycle
Lecount Hollow Beach Lecount Hollow Road, Wellfleet Restrooms and parking $25 daily, $20 motorcycle, $15 pedestrian/bicycle

Eastham

Beach Name Location Facilities Fees
Coast Guard Beach Nauset Road, Eastham Restrooms and seasonal shuttle service $25 daily, $20 motorcycle, $15 pedestrian/bicycle
Nauset Light Beach Cable Road, Eastham Restrooms and a parking lot $25 daily, $20 motorcycle, $15 pedestrian/bicycle

Orleans

Beach Name Location Facilities Fees
Nauset Beach Nauset Beach Road, Orleans Restrooms, showers, and food concessions $25 daily, $20 motorcycle, $15 pedestrian/bicycle

Pass Information:

  • Cape Cod National Seashore Season Pass: $60
  • America the Beautiful Annual Pass: $80
  • America the Beautiful Senior Pass: $80 lifetime or $20 annual
  • Access Pass (for permanently disabled): Free
  • Military Pass (for current military personnel and dependents): Free

These fees are typically paid at the entrance stations to the National Seashore beaches, either at the gate or through self-service kiosks. Fees are collected daily from late June through Labor Day, and on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day to mid-September. For more details, visit the Cape Cod National Seashore website.

 

We hope our guide has made it easier for you to get a beach sticker or visitor’s pass and enjoy summer fun on Cape Cod!