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Barnstable Beaches


Sea Street (Keyes) Beach

This is the beach closest to our house and you can walk safely if you do not want to bring the car. We do though offer a beach pass to our renters that will allow you to park for free at any beach in Barnstable County. Food at snack bar: Burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, chicken, peanut butter and jelly. Daily specials. Drinks. Grill. Small beach. Family friendly. Soft, clean sand. Easy on the feet.

One of Barnstable’s many beaches along the Hyannis Harbor, Sea Street Beach is surrounded by a park. There are picnic tables and barbecue grills. Has a gorgeous view of the harbor. A snack bar, restrooms and showers are located on small hill overlooking the beach.

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Craigville Beach

Long, wide beach. Nice clean sand. Beautiful view. We do offer a beach pass to our renters that will allow you to park for free at any beach in Barnstable County. Very big. Lots of parking. Umbrella and chair rentals, restaurants across street. Can be a bit crowded in the summer. Teens, college students, families.

Probably the most popular beach in Barnstable, Craigville is a favorite of teens and college students, but appeals to all ages. The massive beach area allows for lots of sunbathers and swimmers, and the parking lot holds an equal amount of cars. The long, wide strand of beach is located on Nantucket Sound. It is staffed with lifeguards and equipped with bathrooms and showers. If you want a bit more privacy and want to get away from the crowds walk south along the shore away from the beach adjacent to the parking lot.


Hathaway’s Pond

Fresh water pond great for families with children. A decent amount of parking. Medium-sized beach with playground and swing set and barbecue grills. Shady. Roped-off swim area. Calm water. Nice view. Pine needles. Peaceful. Very short walk to beach. Attendant on duty.

A visit to Hathaway’s Pond makes for a great day for beachgoers. This pond offers a good-sized beach, restrooms, picnic tables, shade, sun, a playground and grills for barbecues.

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Kalmus Beach

Very long beach. Divided between swimming and windsurfing. Large parking lot. Shell-filled sand.

Kalmus Beach at the end of Ocean Street in Hyannis is considered by some to offer the best windsurfing on the Cape in the spring, summer and fall. The steady breezes, warm waters and consistent waves off Nantucket Sound draw windsurfers from all over. A beach house at the end of the lot provides restrooms, showers and a tasty snack bar. This is a large beach with plenty of parking space to accommodate visitors.

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Chapin Memorial

With not much of anything surrounding it, Chapin Memorial Beach is the perfect place for those trying to get away from the commotion of everyday life. Equipped with miles of sand for your beach pleasure, Chapin also offers ORV trails for those vehicles with permits. At low tide shallow tidal pools stretch out for what seems like forever – perfect for searching for those cute little sea creatures with your own cute little creatures. You will need a Dennis Beach Pass if you want to park for the day, but a little trick on the Cape is to go to any beach for free after about 3:45, since they do not charge after that. Late afternoon can be a great time to go to the beach after the sun has gone down a bit and isn’t as hot. You can also take a little picnic and watch the sun set.