Cape Cod's approximately 600 miles of coastline is home to some of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches in the world. With more than 150 saltwater and freshwater beaches, the Cape offers something for everyone. Some Cape beaches offer pounding surf and rolling waves great for surfing, such as Coast Guard Beach in Eastham or Whitecrest Beach in Wellfleet; others are quiet and gentle like Corporation Beach in Dennis or Old Silver Beach in Falmouth. Some are ideal for families and children, such as Breakwater Beach in Brewster or Cockle Cove in Chatham; others like Craigville Beach in Barnstable and Cahoon Hollow in Wellfleet tend to attract a livelier party crowd. A few allow visitors to drive their 4x4 SUVs and trucks on them, such as Sandy Neck, the National Seashore and Nauset Outer Beach; still others are secluded, secret spots accessible only by foot, bike, or boat.
This guide covers many of the larger and most popular beaches, and is meant to be a starting point for your beach adventures on the Cape. Some beaches arent listed, including those of the numerous freshwater kettle ponds and local secret spots. Those are for you to find as you explore Cape Cod. Enjoy your adventures- and dont forget to bring your Cape Cod Beach Chair!