Best Beach on Cape Cod for Families with Young Kids

By | October 3, 2016

First of all, it was no easy task to pick the best beach on Cape Cod for families with young kids. There are numerous beaches that are wonderful for little ones.

Any of the beaches of Cape Cod Bay are perfect for kids, with warm, calm water, and miles of tidal flats to explore.

All of the beaches on Nantucket Sound are great for kids as well, but we need to pick the Best Cape Cod beach for kids. So here it is.

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Our #1 Pick For The Best Beach On Cape Cod For Families With Young Kids Best Beach on Cape Cod for Families with Young Kids

Corporation Beach in Dennis

This Cape Cod Bay beach is perfect for young children. Situated in a small cove for protection, it features warm, calm water and a rock breakwall where the little one can find all sorts of marine life. There are restrooms and a small playground area in case the sea life does not keep their attention.

Lifeguards are on duty in-season and there is a concession stand.

Located at the end of Corporation Rd. off of Rt 6A.

$15 daily seasonal parking fee



More Contenders For The Best Beach On Cape Cod For Kids

Brewster

Stickers are required for parking at all Brewster beaches from 9am-3pm daily, June 15 through Labor Day Weekend. They can be purchased in person, 7 days a week at the rear entrance of the Brewster Town Office Building. Visitor Information Center, 2198 Main St., from 9am-3pm. 508-896-4511.

Non Residents: $15/day, $50/week, $125/season. Residents: $15/season (Residents need auto registration and proof of residence)

All Brewster beaches have portable toilets Memorial Day-Labor Day. No Lifeguards.

Paine’s Creekpains creek beach cape cod

Paine’s Creek is a close runner up in our quest for the best beach on Cape Cod for young kids. It does not have as much room as some other beaches, but what it does have is its very own lazy river ride. Bring your favorite inflatable float or inner tube. Paine’s Creek flows slowly through the marsh and out to the beach, creating a wonderful outdoor playground for the kids. Our three, John, Michael, and Julia, ages 10, 9, and 4, absolutely love this place. Don’t forget the nets for catching crabs, grass shrimp, and small fish that call this place home. The ice cream truck makes regular stops.

Paine’s Creek is located at the end of Paine’s Creek Rd. off of Rt 6A. Parking is very limited.

Tip: If you have a bike rack, bring a bike with you. Drop the family off at the beach, park at one of the local establishments, and the beach is just a short bike ride away. Oh yeah, and there is no parking permit required for bikes.

Robbins Hill Beach

Rt 6A to Lower Rd. to Robbins Hill Rd.

Saint’s Landing Beach

Rt 6A to Lower Rd. to Robbins Hill Rd. to Saint’s Landing Rd

Breakwater Beach

Located at the end of Breakwater Rd. off of Rt 6A.

Point of Rocks Beach

Located at the end of Point of Rocks Rd. off of Rt 6A.

Ellis Landing Beach

Located at the end of Ellis Landing Rd. off of Rt 6A.

Linnel Landing Beach

Located at the end of Linnel Landing Rd. off of Rt 6A.

Crosby Landing Beach

Located at the end of Crosby Landing Rd. off of Rt 6A.

Chatham

Non residents may purchase beach stickers at on-site beach booths. Residents only may purchase stickers at the permit office, located at 283 George Ryder Road. For questions on Chatham beach stickers, call 508.945.5180.

Cockle Cove Beach

Parents will love the warm calm water and soft sand offered by Cockle Cove Beach. Located on Nantucket Sound in the town of Chatham, one of our favorite Cape Cod towns, Cockle Cove has every thing that you could want for a quiet, peaceful day at the beach with young children Including:

Public Restrooms

Ice Cream Truck Visits Regularly

Lifeguards On Duty In Season

Cockle Cove Beach is on the waters of Nantucket Sound, off Route 28 at the end of Cockle Cove Road.

Hardings Beach

Located off of Hardings Beach Rd.; off of Rt 28 and Barn Hill Rd.

Pleasant Bay Beach

Located on Pleasant Bay off of Rt 28.

Ridgevale Beach

Located on Ridgevale Rd. off of Rt 28.

Dennis

Dennis has two other beaches in the running for the best beach on Cape Cod for families with young kids.

Dennis beach stickers can be purchased at Dennis Town Hall, located at 485 Main Street in South Dennis. The office is open Monday – Sunday 9AM – 4PM. For questions on Dennis beach stickers, call 508-394-8300.

Mayflower Beach

This Cape Cod Bay beach has a boardwalk that stretches from its parking lot all the way to the beach.

Lifeguards

Restrooms

Concessions

Located at the end of Beach St. Take Rt 6A to New Boston Rd. to Beach St.

$15 daily seasonal parking fee.

West Dennis Beach

Stretching for more than a mile along Nantucket Sound is West Dennis Beach. The most popular beach in the Mid-Cape area, and rightfully so.

Lifeguards

Restrooms

Concessions

Take Route 28 in West Dennis to Lower County Rd. to Lighthouse Inn Rd. and follow the signs.

$15 daily seasonal parking fee.

Eastham

First Encounter Beach

This Cape Cod Bay beach, named for the first encounter between the Pilgrims and Native Americans, features Lifeguards and restrooms in season, as well as frequent visits from the ice cream truck. A definite contender for the best beach on Cape Cod for families with young kids.

Located at the end of Samoset Rd. off of Rt 6. Daily seasonal fee for parking.

Falmouth

Falmouth is home to two of the contenders for best beach on Cape Cod for families with young kids.

Old Silver Beach

This Buzzards Bay beach features warm water in the summer, perfect for young children. Amenities include:

Lifeguards

Restrooms

Bathhouse

Concessions

Follow Rt 28 to Quaker Rd in North Falmouth. $20 daily parking fee for non-residents.

Surf Drive Beach

This Vineyard Sound beach is perfect for young kids, with warm calm waters as well as a small inlet to keep them occupied. Amenities include:

Lifeguards

Restrooms

Showers

Concessions

Located on Surf Dr. off Rt 28 in falmouth. $10 daily parking fee.

Orleans

Skaket Beach

This beach features the warm, calm waters of Cape Cod Bay, perfect for swimming at high tide and exploring the miles of tidal flats at low tide. Definitely a runner-up for best beach on Cape Cod for kids. Skaket’s west facing shoreline makes it ideal for witnessing one of Cape Cod’s magnificent sunsets. You will also find Skaket Beach on our list for the best beach on Cape Cod for sunsets. Amenities incude:

Lifeguards

Restrooms

Showers

Concession Stand

Wheelchair Accessibility

Follow Rt 6A to Skaket Beach Rd. in Orleans. Parking requires daily town fee in summer.

Sandwich

East Sandwich Beach

A Cape Cod Bay Beach featuring warm water and scenic views of the Cape Cod Canal. Be sure to keep your eyes open for sand dollars left by the tide.

Located off of Ploughed Neck Rd. off of Rt 6A.

Truro

Corn Hill Beach

Corn Hill is a quiet beach Ideal for families. The warm waters of Cape Cod Bay are perfect for swimming, and the abundant marine life keeps the young one busy. Don’t forget your nets!

There are portable restrooms.

Follow Rt 6 to Castle Rd. to Corn Hill Landing Rd. Parking requires a daily fee in summer.

Wellfleet

Mayo Beach

A definite runner up for the best beach on Cape Cod for kids.

This beach features warm calm water and a rocky jetty, making it perfect for families with children.

Bakers Field is located across the street and has restrooms and a playground for the little ones.

There are several restaurants within walking distance to round out your day.

Located on Commercial St. off of Rt 6. For information regarding beach stickers, call 508-349-2510.

Yarmouth

Smugglers Beach

Located at the mouth of the Bass River, Smugglers Beach features sugary sand and the warm calm waters of Nantucket Sound, as well as a fishing pier for the fisherman in the family. If you have a little fisherman in your family, this may be your choice for the best beach on Cape Cod for families with young kids. Amenities include:

Lifeguards

Restrooms

Concessions

Follow Rt 28 to Old Main to South Shore Drive.

Parking requires a summer daily fee of $12.

Votes From Our Readers for the Best Beach on Cape Cod For Families with Young Kids

  • Adam – MA – East bay view beach in Dennis, obviously.
  • Denise – NY – Our first pick is Mayflower Beach followed by Corporation. We tried First Encounter but went right back to Mayflower. Get there super early or after lunch. The lot fills up quick. Also at low tide we left with 2 buckets full of sand dollars.
  • Roseanna – CT – Mayflower Beach, Corporation Beach, Old Silver Beach
  • Daniella – NY – Mayflower Beach
  • John – MA – Mayflower Beach
  • Jacqueline – CT – Campground Beach in Eastham. It has a water run off pipe where the kids play for HOURS…. it’s great for little kids!
  • Heather – MA – Mayflower Beach- Dennis,Ma.
  • John – MA – SOUTH BEACH IN CHATHAM OFFERS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. CALM, WARM, PROTECTED WATERS OR WALK 100YDS. AND SWIM, SURF OR FISH IN THE OCEAN.
  • Heather D. – MA – Mayflower Beach
  • Weihui – MA – Corporation beach

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