1. Home
  2. Beaches
  3. Brewster Beaches

FTC Disclosure: If you make a purchase via a link on this site, I may receive a small commission on the transaction - at no added cost to you. Thank you!

The Ultimate Visitors Guide to
Brewster MA Beaches

Every Brewster beach has something special to offer ...

Marshlands and creeks, dunes and rock jetties. An abundance of wildlife. Osprey soaring. Fish breaking the surface just offshore. All beaches in Brewster MA are beautiful in their own way.

Floating at Paines Creek Beach in Brewster

Ladies having a leisurely float at Paine's Creek Beach in Brewster MA


COVID-19 guidelines are in effect. Social distancing is required. Beach services and facilities (parking, food concessions, restrooms, etc.) may be limited.

See more, here: Brewster beaches - reopening

Brewster Beach Information

Brewster MA Beach Services and Amenities

Lifeguards, restrooms, shower facilities, and food concessions (on-site or mobile) are available at several beaches in Brewster - in season only. See individual beach descriptions below for details.

Brewster MA Beach Parking Fees and Passes

From mid-June to early September, non-resident parking is allowed only with a daily ($20) or seasonal ($150) Brewster beach sticker.

Stickers are be available online only for summer 2020. 

Click here or call (508) 896-3701 for more information.

The Best Beaches in Brewster MA

This icon indicates that the beach is accessible to people with disabilities via a boardwalk, ramp, Mobi-Mat, or beach wheelchair.

The Best Wheelchair Accessible Beaches on Cape Cod

Breakwater Beach

Breakwater is a very pretty Brewster beach that's perfect for youngsters and more mature visitors alike, with its gentle surf and miles of sandflats at low tide. As with most Cape Cod Bay beaches, water temps are comfortable enough for a quick dip (upper 60s to low 70s) by July.

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!

  • Body of Water: Cape Cod Bay

  • Crowd Factor: Many visitors and locals enjoy this beach. But it's not usually too crowded.

  • Amenities: No lifeguards. No snack bar - but an ice cream truck does comes by. There are some porta-potties in the parking lot. (Oops. Pardon me! In Brewster they're referred to as "pretty potties", because they've been adorned with wood trim to snazz them up.)

  • Location: At the end of Breakwater Road (off Rt. 6A) in Brewster, MA.

  • Parking: Ample

Paine's Creek Beach

In my humble opinion, this is the ultimate Brewster beach.

Toddlers are totally in their element at Paine's Creek Beach with a plastic pail and shovel. Older children skimboard and swim to their hearts content, while parents relax in their folding chairs. Seniors love floating along on the calm, warm waters that flow from the creek to the bay.

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!

  • Body of Water: Cape Cod Bay

  • Crowd Factor: Not usually crowded

  • Amenities: None, except those lovely porta-potties. No snack bar, but the ice cream truck does stop by. Handicap access surf chairs available - call (508) 896-2737.

  • Location: Paine's Creek Road (off Rt. 6A) in West Brewster

  • Parking: Limited. Visit this Brewster beach during the early morning hours or later in the day for the best chance of finding a parking space. A better idea is to ride your bike or walk in.

Linnell Landing and Crosby Landing

Talk about the best of both worlds ...

Within a very short drive or bike ride, you can go from the crystal clear, freshwater pond beaches at Nickerson State Park, to the refreshing saltwater at Crosby Landing or Linnell Landing on Cape Cod Bay.

Watch the sun rise over Cliff Pond in the morning, then see it set over the Bay in the evening. Doesn't that sound like the best of both worlds?!

Much like the other Bay beaches in Brewster, Crosby Landing and Linnell Landing are great for every age and swimming ability.

  • Body of Water: Cape Cod Bay

  • Crowd Factor: Crowds are not an issue, especially at low tide when there's more than enough room for everybody in town.

  • Amenities: No lifeguard. No food, either. But there are those nifty potties. Handicap access surf chairs available for use at Linnell Landing - call (508) 896-2737 to reserve. (Crosby Landing is not wheelchair accessible.)

  • Location: Crosby Landing is on Crosby Landing Road, and Linnell Landing is on Linnell Road (both off Rt. 6A) in East Brewster, MA

  • Parking: Small lots with a short walk to the beach.

Related Pages:

Vacationing in Brewster


  1. Home
  2. Beaches
  3. Brewster Beaches


If this page was helpful for you, please let me know
by clicking this button. Thank you!

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below: