Hitting the Cape Cod beaches this summer?
Head to Mayflower Beach in Dennis MA… but go early, the sand fills up quickly - often before 9:30 a.m. on weekdays and by 8:30 a.m. on weekends.
At 8am on a recent midweek morning, several cars packed with kids, towels, chairs and coolers began to trickle in.
Betty Ann Foley of Weymouth was among them. She tells The Cape Cod Times that she and her sons were up at 6am gearing up for a day at the Cape Cod beach. Her advice? Get to Mayflower bright and early to beat the crowd.
Cape Cod Beach Attractions
So what’s the attraction of getting to the beach so early?
Aside from beating the crowds and finding a spot on the beach, gate attendant Kelsey McEntee says, “… it’s the beautiful low tide that attracts so many so fast, draining out about a half-mile from shore to create alluring sand flats and tidal pools.”
There are other beaches in Dennis MA, but Mayflower seems to reign in popularity.
Spyro Mitrokostas, executive director of the Dennis Chamber of Commerce, said Chapin and Corporation — the other two north-side beaches — fill up their lots by midmorning, while the south-side beaches — West Dennis to Sea Street Beach — rarely fill up during the day.
“Yarmouth and Brewster have fewer and less attractive beaches,” Mitrokostas said. “Folks who are visiting or staying in Brewster and Yarmouth migrate to Dennis beaches, Mayflower being the more popular of the three.”
He also added that both Mayflower and Corporation beaches have additional services with food and facilities, making them destinations for families with kids who are looking to camp out for the day.
Summer Vacations In Cape Cod
Where will you be beachin’ it on your Cape Cod summer vacation?
Better yet, where will you be staying?
Many award-winning Cape Cod Hotels are just a short distance to make of the popular Cape Cod beaches.
Book your stay and come experience summer – and the beach – on Cape Cod!