Scusset Beach Road
Scusset Beach is a salt water beach that is located on Cape Cod Bay. This beach is a State Reservation Beach that offers outside showers, bathrooms, and a small snack bar during the summer season.
Upon entering the reservation, you will notice a very large parking area. For the most part, if you show up before noon, chances are good that you'll get a parking spot. However, on very hot, humid days and holidays such as July 4th, this parking lot does fill up early and will stay full for most of the day.
On the right side of this parking lot, you will begin to see the campground that is available to Campers. This reservation holds a 98 site camping area for trailer campers.
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Cape Cod Camping.
If you drive straight upon entering the parking lot (with the camping area on your right side), you will find another small parking area. This parking area will bring you to the rock jetty. This jetty begins exactly where the Cape Cod Canal ends.
This is a common place for people to fish, however, many beach goers park over there as well and walk down to the beach. This area tends to be much less crowded and when the tide is low, it proves to be a place where children search for starfish along the rocks and sand dollars are found.
Although this area has some great benefits, it's a hard walk in the hot sand for many. Be sure to take your time and take frequent breaks when needed and also be sure to wear some type of covering on your feet.
The jetty parking area does not have it's own restrooms. So if you need one, you'll have to walk along the shore to the main beach area. For some this is no big deal and for others, it's more than it's worth.
Unless there has been a prolonged heat wave, you can expect the water at Scusset beach to be colder than you might like it to be. However, this beach has very low amounts of seaweed, soft sand and very little rocks.
One of the best features of this beach is the sunsets! The sun sets to the left of this beach and you can often see them on nights when the sky is clear and the weather is good.
The beach closes at 8pm and they are quick to let you know when it's time to leave, however, the jetty that attaches to the Cape Cod Canal is open all night long.
Scusset Beach State Reservation - Department of Conservation and Recreation
For more information on the Town of Sandwich, please visit The Town of Sandwich Official Website