Which Dennis beach will steal your heart? Plenty of them will vie for the honor!
From the cool, clear waters and expansive sand flats of Cape Cod Bay on the north side of town, to the warm, calm waters of Nantucket Sound on the south side of town ... I'm sure you'll have no trouble finding your "perfect match".
An April Day at Mayflower Beach - Dennis, MA
Parking Fees: From Memorial Day to Labor Day, non-resident parking is by daily fee ($25 weekdays and $30 on weekends) or Dennis beach parking sticker ($90/week, a week is Saturday-Friday).
Daily fee may be paid to parking attendant at the beach.
Parking Stickers: Weekly stickers may be purchased at Dennis Town Hall, 485 Main Street in South Dennis. Call (508) 760-6159 for more info.
West Dennis Beach
This is without a doubt one of the nicest Cape Cod beaches on Nantucket Sound. That's why it's one of the most popular, too.
With three miles of fine sand and wide-open water for as far as the eye can see, there's plenty of room for everyone to swim, windsurf, fish, play beach games, or just take an afternoon snooze.
Chapin ranks right up there at the top of my list of favorite Cape Cod Bay beaches.
It's a little out of the way, and you have to walk a bit (through sand and up and down a little slope) to get from the parking lot to the beach. But once you're there ... it's glorious!
Another beautiful Dennis beach on Cape Cod Bay, Mayflower is a beachlover's dream.
It's spacious - and despite its popularity, there's plenty of room for a game of catch or frisbee, and even more at low tide. Like other Bay beaches in Dennis, the sand is powdery soft and the water is calm.
There's a boardwalk from the parking lot area out over the sand, making it easier to walk to Mayflower Beach than to some other Bay side Dennis beaches. (Watch for some wobbly boards.)
This popular Dennis beach consistently tops the list of best Cape Cod Bay beaches for families.
Corporation Beach's shoreline is in the shape of a crescent moon, creating a lagoon-like swimming area at high tide. The beach is large and wide, and it grows even more on the outgoing tide as the sandflats appear.
There are so many gorgeous beaches along the shores of Cape Cod Bay - and Cold Storage Beach is one of the best (IMHO).
Cold Storage is a wonderfully long expanse of soft sand, grass-topped dunes, and amazing views.
Whether you'd like to walk the beach, have a swim, sit and read, or cast a lure to some of the Cape's feistiest fish, Cold Storage Beach is an excellent place to do it!
There are two Sea Street beaches in Dennis. One on Cape Cod Bay in East Dennis, and one on Nantucket Sound in Dennisport.
In my humble opinion, the Sea Street beach on Cape Cod Bay is the nicer of the two. The sand isn't too shelly or pebbly. And the surf is generally quite gentle. This beach connects with Cold Storage Beach - so you can pretty much walk to your heart's content here.
The Sea Street Beach on Nantucket Sound in Dennisport is smaller, and the sand isn't quite as pretty here as it is on the Bay-side beach. However, if you're looking for a neighborhood beach with spectacular views of Nantucket Sound - this Sea Street Beach is great.
Haigis is a nice, medium-sized, family friendly beach. Gentle surf, soft sand, and a playground are great features for children.
High dunes backing this beach (a rarity on this part of Nantucket Sound) make the beach feel somewhat more remote than it really is.
Access to Haigis Beach is via a rather steep stairway.