Brewster Beaches are ideal for families due to its location and water temperature. The beaches in Brewster are all located on Cape Cod Bay. Being on the bay means the water is warmer and calmer than water on the other side of the Cape which can be rough and much colder because they are located on the open ocean. The port-a-potties at the Brewster beaches were nicknamed “pretty potties” by the locals because they were dressed up with wood trim to give them a more attractive appearance than your typical portable restroom. Whether you are interested in finding the perfect walking beach, family friendly destination or location that offers the best sunset, this is your guide to Brewster beaches. Make sure to also take a look at Brewster Beach Homes currently for sale.
Parking at Brewster Beaches
Beach goers must purchase a beach sticker and display it on their vehicles to park at Brewster beaches. Purchasing a beach sticker does not reserve a spot for you on the lots, parking is on a first come first serve basis. For residents, beach stickers are $20/season per vehicle. For non-residents it’s $15/day, $50/week and $150/season. Beach stickers are to be purchased at the Visitor Information Center in the back of the Brewster Town Offices located at 2198 Main Street. The offices are opened 7 days a week from June 1 – September 4, 2016. The hours for beach sticker sales are 9am – 3pm. To purchase a Brewster beach sticker, all you need to bring with you is your vehicle registration. Residents must bring proof of residency in addition to vehicle registration (since their passes are so inexpensive compared to the visitors passes).
Address: Breakwater Road
Restrooms: Port-a-potties (AKA “pretty potties”)
Snack Bar: No, but ice cream truck routinely visits
Breakwater Beach is a very popular Brewster beach. While the sand is a bit rocky, the water is warm and the crowd is generally low key, making for a very relaxing day on the beach. One thing that is unique about Breakwater Beach is that at low tide, visitors can see the boats that were once floating in the bay stranded on the beach. It is quite the sight! At high tide there is still a lot of beach to enjoy. Since it is on the bay side as opposed to the ocean side, the water is usually about 65-70 degrees by July.
Address: Crosby Landing Road
Snack Bar: No
Crosby landing is one of the larger Brewster beaches. Nickerson State Park is within walking distance, making this a great Brewster beach to end your biking or hiking adventure. On the left side of the road right before you reach Crosby Landing is the Crosby Mansion, another fun spot to check out on your way to the beach. This sprawling 35 room mansion has tours throughout the summer. Crosby beach is further east of Rt 6A, and it is perfect for those looking to take a nice long walk on the beach at sunset. The sand is great and there are plenty of tidal pools where you can spy small crabs and fish swimming around.
Address: Linnell Landing Road
Parking: Small lot
Snack Bar: No
Linnell landing has a small parking lot, which makes it tricky to park during the early afternoon hours when a lot of people typically decide to go to the beach. This beach offers handi-chairs, which are handicap accessible surf chairs. These chairs allow the mobility challenged enjoy a day at the beach by floating on the mild bay. If you are interested in reserving one of these chairs, call (508) 896-2737 to reserve ahead of time. The water is perfect for swimmers of all capabilities and the sunsets are absolutely lovely.
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Address: Paine’s Creek Road
Snack Bar: No, ice cream truck makes its rounds
Paine’s Creek is very popular for those traveling with the under 7 crowd. There is plenty of room to play in the tidal pools and chase various types of crabs and fish. The water goes out over a mile at low tide, so the best time to arrive is at high tide. Paine’s Creek is a beautiful setting to watch the sunset. With limited parking, it is ideal if you are able to ride your bike or walk to the beach. Early mornings and late afternoons are the quietest times at this beach. There are quite a few large rocks lining the beach, so timing is everything in order to pick the ideal beach spot for you and your family.
Address: Ellis Landing Road
Snack Bar: No
Ellis landing is a bit rocky, but it is a very calm and long beach to enjoy. At low tide, there is plenty of beach for visitors, but at high tide the beach space is limited. There are some little dunes on the beach and a little bit of a grassy area, making the beach feel very secluded and private. Ellis Landing is a popular beach for families, especially at low tide when little tidal pools forms as the tide goes out. One thing to look out for at this beach are the private portions of the beach in the area. Many private residences have their own spot on the beach, and some homeowners might not want visitors on their part of the beach.
Kick Back at Brewster Beaches
With the warm, calm Cape Cod Bay waters and sweeping views that span from the Sagamore Bridge to the Provincetown Monument, Brewster Beaches are the place to be. The beach pass station is open 7 days a week, the same hours every day, making it easy to pick up your ticket to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach with the family. If you love Brewster Beaches and waterfront properties check out what we have available to buy in our Brewster Waterfront Homes section. Here you’ll find everything from beach or pond homes currently for sale. If condo living with access to a private beach is more what you’re looking for, Ocean Edge has condominiums for every budget and style. Check out what is currently or sale at Ocean Edge in Brewster. Also take a look at our blog about 12 Cape Cod Beaches – No Cape Cod Beach Sticker Required After Summer.