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Where: 348 E. Bay Road, Osterville

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Calm

Amenities:
  • Amenities:
  • ParkingParking
  • LifeguardsLifeguards
  • BathBath
  • ShowersShowers

Good for: Swimming, Walking / Fishing

About Dowses: A peninsula beach, Dowses offers your choice of bay or ocean water. The sand is soft and the beach is lined with beautiful dunes. It is a wonderful spot for collecting shells. Parking is available for a $20 daily fee.

Reviews (12 reviews total)


Schenectady, NY
1 review
Member since: Jul 2013

Sea Shell Beach with Warm White Sand
8/8/2016

This year we vacation in Centerville and frequented Dowses Beach. This beach was great because it had a large parking lot, lifeguards, scenery, fishing, rock ledge to climb out on and the white sand was so soft. I loved how the sea shells could be found everyway. This by far is my favorite beach on the cape. Can't wait to return next year!

http://www.weneedavacation.com/images/photos/dowses-osterville-img_1441.jpg


Canada
3 reviews
Member since: Apr 2007

7/23/2016

Less crowded, cleaner washrooms and other activities possible such as fishing, catching crabs, kayaking


Canastota, NY
6 reviews
Member since: Dec 2012

7/9/2016

Plenty of waves and great facilities. We even bike from there around Osterville.


North Wales, PA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2014

8/1/2015

Beautiful views of ocean and East Bay. Adequate parking.


Canastota, NY
6 reviews
Member since: Dec 2012

7/11/2015

Fantastic beach. Able to enjoy the waves on a sunny afternoon. Used the pass to park and then bike ride around Osterville.


Troy, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2015

7/10/2015

It was smaller and less crowded!


West Roxbury, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2015

5/17/2015

Just minutes away [from Vacation Rental ID 24454] and way less crowded than any other beach we've ever seen on the Cape.


Canada
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2014

7/26/2014

Great beach for shells & pictures, ok for swimming too.

http://www.weneedavacation.com/images/photos/osterville-13257-b.jpg


Canada
3 reviews
Member since: Jan 2014

7/26/2014

The neighborhood is fantastic. The nature,the pond,services....and the place is quiet and very clean also. Water was pretty warm.


Canastota, NY
6 reviews
Member since: Dec 2012

6/21/2014

This beach was a piece of heaven. The view was wonderful. Actually went there twice


Bethesda, MD
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2013

8/24/2013

I have visiting this beach since I was a little girl - has always been my favorite! Although you can walk to Craigville beach we used the guest pass to visit Dowses - a little more secluded with less seaweed.


USA
3 reviews
Member since: May 2010

8/10/2013

Beautiful Beach! Never crowded!!!