Cape Cod is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Fortunately for the locals (and late season visitors), after Labor Day the beaches open up and you no longer need a Cape Cod beach sticker. Which beaches do you have to check out? Here is our list of the 14 Cape Cod Beaches you need to visit now that you don’t need a Cape Cod beach sticker.

Crosby Landing Beach

Location: Brewster, MA

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Details: There is plenty of room to spread out and enjoy this beautiful Brewster bayside beach. At low tide, you can walk quite a ways and enjoy the calm shallow waters as the tide comes in. Crosby Landing Beach is located right off of 6A by Nickerson State Park.

Breakwater Beach

Location: Brewster, MA

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Details: Breakwater Beach is rockier than others, but the water is calm and there are plenty of tidal pools to explore at low tide. You can also watch the boats in the bay from the sand, which is fun for the kids. Find out more about this beach and other surrounding beaches in the town of Brewster in our blog, “Brewster Beaches: Your Bay Side Vacation

Chatham Lighthouse Beach

Location: Chatham, MA

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Details: Lighthouse Beach in Chatham is located in front of the Chatham Coast Guard Station, where the lighthouse is located. Parking is limited by the number of spaces and the amount of time you are allowed to park, but there is a parking lot in town just a short walk away.

Hardings Beach

Location: Chatham, MA

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Details: Hardings Beach in Chatham has a great walking loop for you and the family (even the smaller furry ones) to enjoy that goes along the water and through the dunes. It’s a popular spot for many to bring a little early picnic dinner and take in the sunset.

Mayflower Beach

Location: Dennis, MA

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Details: During the busy summer months, you need to find your parking spot early if you want to soak up the sun on this Dennis beach. If you plan on taking in the sunset at this popular beach, Pizza by Evan delivers to the parking lot, making it a popular stop for family picnics while the weather is still warm.

 

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Cold Storage Beach

Location: East Dennis, MA

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Details: Located just down the way from Sea Street Beach, Cold Storage beach has calm waters and it’s perfect for walking. There are two jetties and plenty of boats coming in and out that you can watch from the beach.

Coast Guard Beach

Location: Eastham, MA

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Details: Located at a former Coast Guard station, Coast Guard Beach not only offers a great shoreline but also volleyball courts to enjoy and large waves. This is the perfect way to spend a warm autumn day now that you can enjoy this beautiful beach without a Cape Cod beach sticker.

First Encounter Beach

Location: Eastham, MA

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Details: There are many reasons that First Encounter Beach had to make the list of beaches you have to visit now that you don’t need a Cape Cod beach sticker. The first of course is the historic significance of the beach. This is the place where the pilgrims first encountered the Native Americans before they settled in Plymouth. The panoramic views of Cape Cod Bay and picturesque dunes are another reason why First Encounter beach is a Cape Cod favorite.

Red River Beach

Location: Harwich, MA

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Details: Although Red River beach is on the smaller side, there is still plenty of beach to enjoy without a Cape Cod beach sticker. Red River beach lies at the mouth of the Red River  which empties into the ocean. This beach is great for families, and hosts many family friendly events throughout the year such as the locals night during September and 4th of July events during the summer.

Cape Cod National Seashore

Location: All Along The Lower / Outer Cape

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Details: Recognized as one of the country’s best beaches by the National Parks Conservation Association, Cape Cod National Seashore is truly one of a kind and must be seen. Now that you do not need a Cape Cod Beach Sticker, it is the perfect time. At the tip of the Cape Cod National Seashore is Race Point beach which was recently named one of the top beaches in the country by TripAdvisor. Cahoon Hollow Beach in Wellfleet is known for its dunes, the surfing and proximity to the Beachcomber restaurant.

Nauset Beach

Location: Orleans, MA

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Details: Although Nauset Beach has gained attention (especially this summer) for its shark activity off shore, it is still one of Cape Cod’s beaches that you have to experience yourself now that you don’t need a Cape Cod beach sticker. In early September, 8 sharks were spotted just off shore making a hotspot for those trying to catch a glimpse of our underwater visitors.

Skaket Beach

Location: Orleans, MA

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Details: Located on Cape Cod Bay, Skaket Beach is a popular beach year round but now that you do not need a Cape Cod beach sticker, it’s a great time to experience it yourself. At low tide, you can walk out on the flat ocean floor and check out the little tidal pools. At high tide, families can enjoy the warm and calm water and take a dip.

12 Beaches You Need to Check Out Now That You Don’t Need a Cape Cod Beach Sticker

Cape Cod is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. During the summer months, you need to purchase a Cape Cod beach sticker to enjoy them but once Labor Day hits, they are free to enjoy. Soak up the last of the warm weather and take your family to one of the many beaches throughout the Cape.

Are you looking for a waterfront property so that you never have to buy a Cape Cod beach sticker again? We have waterfront properties in Orleans, Brewster, Harwich and Dennis for you to check out and find your perfect match. Contact Michael Leighton and his team to help you find your Cape Cod dream home.