THE SANDWICH TOWN BEACHES ARE CURRENTLY 0PEN TO THE PUBLIC .
2023 important beach updates
The Boardwalk is open to the public.
However, you can not gain access to Town Neck Beach via the Boardwalk parking lot.
Click here for more information about the Boardwalk Reconstruction Project. Have other questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beach use Guidelines - sUMMER 2023
Please Note: All beach facilities are closed for the 2023 Season!
No lifeguards or parking lot attendants on duty.
See you next summer!
There are five saltwater and three freshwater beaches in Sandwich. Beach stickers can be purchased annually at:
Tax Collector’s Office
100 Route 6A
Sandwich, MA 02563
Stickers can also be purchased online by clicking the Online link
Sandwich Water Quality Info
You can help by reviewing this information and sharing with your family and neighbors. Future observations or testing resulting in exceedances, will be shared on our water quality monitoring site. The town will continue to modify its practices as feasible in response to community concerns. Please follow the town website for more information.
2023 Fees - Town of Sandwich Resident
- First Vehicle: $35 each (all Sandwich beaches plus Sandy Neck)
- Second Vehicle: $20 each (must be registered at same address as first vehicle)
- Third Vehicle: $35 each (must be registered at same address as first vehicle)
2023 Fees - Non-Resident
- All Town of Sandwich Ocean beaches: $105 (does not include Sandy Neck or freshwater beaches)
2023 Daily & Weekly Rates to be purchased at Bay Beach Gates
- Daily Rate: $20 (excluding Sandy Neck and freshwater beaches)
- Weekly Pass: $50 (excluding Sandy Neck and freshwater beaches; can be purchased at the gates)
PLEASE NOTE: Day or weekly passes can be purchased at any of the following bay beach gate houses from 9:00am- 4:00 PM
- Town Neck Beach/Boardwalk: Town Neck Road to Wood Avenue.
- East Sandwich Beach: Ploughed Neck Road to North Shore Boulevard.
- First Beach : Corner of Town Neck Road and Freeman Avenue
- Sandy Neck Beach: This beach is located in the Town of Barnstable. Route 6A to Sandy Neck Road. Four-wheel drive permits are available through the Gatehouse at Sandy Neck Beach (508-362-8300) or through the Barnstable Department of Natural Resources (508-790-6272).
Fresh Water Beaches
PLEASE NOTE: Snake Pond & Wakeby Lake at Ryder RESIDENTS ONLY for 2023 season- resident sticker required. Day or weekly passes can be purchased at the Oak Crest Cove gate house from 9:00-4:00 for access to Peter's Pond.
- Snake Pond Beach: Route 130 to Snake Pond Road
- Wakeby Lake/Ryder Conservation: Cotuit Road to South Sandwich Road
- Peters Pond Property/Oakcrest Cove: 34 Quaker Meetinghouse Road
Find easily accessed coastal and freshwater beaches in the Town of Sandwich.
Beaches in our town are made more easily accessible with the use of beach mats. We also offer beach wheelchairs for use on the sand or in the water.
The following beaches have a beach mat to get onto the beach.
FIRST BEACH- located at the corner of Town Neck Road and Freeman Avenue
Town Neck Beach- Town Neck to Wood Ave (Beach mat in place to make the beach easier to access however, is not considered "Accessible"- This is not a flat surface and the dune grade is not an accessible grade)
Snake Pond- located on Snake Pond Road- RESIDENT ONLY
Wakeby Lake at Ryder Conservation- South Sandwich Road - RESIDENT ONLY
Beach mats are usually placed seasonally from Memorial Day to Labor Day. (Weather and coastal construction, conservation and refurbishment projects and/ or issues considered).
Please contact the Sandwich Recreation Department at 508-888-4361 if you have questions about beach mat availability.
Please contact the Sandwich Recreation Department at 508-888-4361 in advance to reserve a beach wheelchair. You will need to bring your own Coast Guard certified personal flotation device (PFD) to use a floating beach wheelchair.
Floating beach wheelchairs let you move across the beach and into the water. They feature a reclined position, a harness for travel across the beach, and floating armrests.
Floating chairs are subject to weather and water conditions for use in the water. You will need to wear a Coast Guard-certified personal flotation device (PFD) while you are floating. You will need to bring your own life jacket or PFD with you. You will also need close assistance and supervision from an able bodied user while you are in the water.
There is no cost to use a beach wheelchair; however a fully refundable deposit of $100 is required along with a completed request of use form.
When picking up a wheelchair please be sure to bring your own transfer help. Because these chairs have large balloon tires, you will also need to bring someone to push you- this does make access to ocean beaches difficult over a dune. It is best to call in advance to make a reservation to use a chair, especially at coastal beaches. Please contact the Sandwich Recreation Department before your visit to ask about a reservation.
Do you have questions about a town beach? Please call the Town’s Recreation Director at 508-888-4361 or email us email@example.com .
Do you have questions about Scusset Beach State Reservation? Please call the Scusset Beach gate house directly 508-888-0859 or visit their website at https://www.mass.gov/locations/scusset-beach-state-reservation
Do you have questions about Sandy Neck Beach? Please call the Sandy Neck gate house directly 508-362-8300 or visit their website at https://sandyneck.town.barnstable.ma.us/
Do you have a question about your beach sticker? Please call the Tax Collector’s office at 508-833-8012.
Do you have questions regarding a a group/ event or gathering at one of the town beaches? For more information visit https://www.sandwichmass.org/466/Beach-Access-Event-Permits
Do you have a question about a Cook Fire or Beach Fire? Please call the Sandwich Fire Department at 508-888-0525 Ext 5. For more information visit http://sandwichfire.com/cook-fire-and-beach-fires/
Reporting a stranded marine mammal- IFAW MARINE MAMMAL STRANDING HOTLINE 508-743-9548.