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Mayflower Beach

Where: Dunes Rd, Dennis

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Calm

Amenities:
  • Amenities:
  • FoodFood
  • LifeguardsLifeguards
  • BathBath
  • ShowersShowers

Good for: Swimming, Walking, Skimboarding, Vollyball

About Mayflower Beach: A popular beach for all ages, Mayflower Beach has soft sand and small waves. At low tide there is plenty to explore in the numerous tidal pools.

Reviews (54 reviews total)


Shrewsbury, MA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2016

9/17/2016

This is the best beach on the Cape! When the tide goes out, there is so much room to walk, and have dogs run around (off season only). And when the tide comes in, you can wade for miles because it is so shallowly sloped. Also, no large waves, so a great place for kids.


Rochester, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2016

9/10/2016

This is a great beach to watch the sunset. When the tide is low you can walk way out onto a sandbar. The sand was so soft and white.


Palmyra, NY
1 review
Member since: Jan 2015

8/27/2016

Mayflower beach, one of the best, is just a 2 or 3 minute walk from the house [Vacation Rental ID 9197]. It is awesome to come and go as you please, morning, day, or evening, forgoing the daily "Lot is Full" sign that is up most mornings.


Germany
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2016

8/13/2016

lots of space - you can take long walks - fantastic sunset - no bugs


Longmeadow, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2016

8/6/2016

Perfect for all swimming needs...CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER...


Wynantskill, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2016

7/30/2016

Awesome sunsets. You can walk for miles at low tide, great for little kids!


Trenton, MI
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2016

7/30/2016

We loved Mayflower beach! We visited at low tide and the beach was huge! The boys really enjoyed exploring the tide pools. I'd definitely recommend this beach to anyone with children!


Waterford, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2011

7/30/2016

This is our favorite beach... Perfect for children to play in the water without worry of strong waves. This is perfect for any time of day... We really enjoyed sunset dinners at the beach


Ridgefield, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2011

7/23/2016

When the tide is out, you can walk out so far and explore some amazing sea life. Beautiful sunsets.


Douglas, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2016

7/16/2016

Best beach on the Cape! At low Tide you can walk for miles. And the sunset is worth checking out! Parking lot is small and fills up quickly in the morning. I would recommend going around 2pm. That's what we did!


Marshfield, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2013

7/2/2016

Low tide is amazing with tidal pools everywhere. Perfect for young families.


West Rutland, VT
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2016

7/2/2016

Yes, the beach is packed with lots of people, but it is one of our favorites when our grandchildren are visiting because at low tide you can walk way out and the little ones love the tidal pools!


Brimfield, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2016

6/25/2016

This beach is our favorite for our small kids. There's plenty of shallow water for them to splash in and clean soft sand for them to play with their beach toys.


Northbrook, IL
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2016

6/25/2016

Best beach I have ever seen, the tides really make this beach. Clear Shallow water and soft white sand. Come early so you can get parking as it fills up fast.


2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2016

6/18/2016

Perfect beach for kids! It was a very good suggestion from the homeowners. When tide is low there are very long stretches of shallow water and the sand is beautiful.


Walworth, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2010

8/29/2015

The endless walking, sunsets, clear waters are awesome! the clean bathrooms and food are also nice to have. this is my favorite beach.


2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2015

8/22/2015

wonderful swimming with shallow tide pools for children to play in at low tide. Huge expanse of beach makes it never feel crowded. You do need to get there early, especially on weekends, but the days we went later and couldn't get in with our weekly pass, we were able to go to nearby Corporation Beach free of charge...end of summer??


Canada
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2013

8/15/2015

Love walking for miles at low tide on this gorgeous white sanded beach.... by far our favorite beach for a couple of generations...!


Palmer, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Oct 2015

8/8/2015

What beautiful beach. Have been going there for 10plus years. Need to get there early, as the parking lot fills up and closes.


USA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2014

8/1/2015

Mayflower has been my fav beach since I was child. The tide goes way out and the water is clear and low on the sea weed. Best spot to spend the day and into PM to watch sunset. You have to get there before 9AM or you are out of luck! Def worth the early morning trip.


Nutley, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: May 2015

8/1/2015

Mayflower beach at sunset was one of the most beautiful places i've ever been to.


Fort Mill, SC
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2015

7/25/2015

This beach was close, within 1 1/2 miles from the house [Vacation Rental ID 19458]. It was large, flat and had great views, great sand and wasn't over crowded. It has a snack bar and restrooms really close. It does not have waves so body surfing is not available.


USA
3 reviews
Member since: Jun 2015

7/25/2015

great beach for families and breathtaking sunsets!


Campbell Hall, NY
5 reviews
Member since: Jun 2014

7/19/2015

It is heavenly. . .The water is crystal clear; the beach is vast; the sand is like silk; the vastness is so peaceful!


USA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2015

7/18/2015

Have been visiting Mayflower since I was younger and just love how clean the beach is


Lake Forest, IL
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2015

7/15/2015

Sensational views, gorgeous water and wide enough to walk for miles on!


East Syracuse, NY
4 reviews
Member since: Oct 2010

7/11/2015

Miles and Miles of Beauty!! When the tide is out you can walk from Mayflower Beach - go left to Chapins Beach and then go right to Corporation Beach ! The Beach staff / life guards were very helpful to secure any area where glass was found - this is our ultimate beach - We LOVE Mayflower Beach!!!!


Westfield, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2015

7/11/2015

Beautiful beach! Small waves and plenty of room to lay out your stuff without being on top of somebody. At low tide you can walk for miles...great for shell hunting! Get there early because the parking lot gets full very fast.


Uxbridge, MA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2008

7/4/2015

Sunsets are gorgeous and the beach extends for miles during high tide and creates tiny pools along the way. The beach sand is also light and fluffy and free of lots of seaweed.


Westford, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2015

7/1/2015

Great sized beach with amenities and lots of room to explore for kids. We got there at 11:00 am one day and were turned away because there was no parking. We came back the next day at 9:30 am and the lot was half full already - GET THERE EARLY!


USA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2014

8/23/2014

Mayflower beach is my kids' favorite beach. The beach has beautiful sand and calm waves. The water is relatively warm, and you get a huge beach at the low tide. The only problems are parking. Because it is such a popular beach, the parking lot get filled up quickly. You have to get there by noon to get a parking.


Campbell Hall, NY
5 reviews
Member since: Jun 2014

8/9/2014

Great beach to walk during low tide...Feels like you are in the Caribbean. Absolutely beautiful and our family favorite. Just plan to arrive early as parking is at a premium. If you are stayling for the week purchase a pass at the Dennis Municipal Building valid Saturday- Friday.


W Hartford, CT
1 review
Member since: Jan 2007

8/9/2014

Mayflower is terrific! We love low tide which extends out forever! plenty of room for bocci, wiffle ball, corn hole and just tossing a football around!


Longmeadow, MA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2012

8/9/2014

Calm but with more waves than usual for bayside beach.


Melrose, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2014

8/9/2014

Low tide is great, the water is magnificient. The beach itself is very clean. Only tip is if you are going and looking for parking, get there early. I usually dropped off my family members in a drop off area then drove home and only had a couple mile jog to and fro


Franklin, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2013

7/26/2014

Fantastic Beach, Great Sand Bar ! Stay for hours!! Kids never get bored!


Canada
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2014

7/19/2014

A large wide beach, soft sand, clean bathrooms and Restaurant. The sunsets are amazing. Only 20 minute drive [from Property ID 19707]. If your going for the day, arrive early as parking fills up quickly.


Springfield, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2014

7/19/2014

Beautiful, large beach, very sandy, no seaweed, everything wonderful, sandwich bar, indoor bathrooms, outdoor rinse off shower. Only flaw, if you don't arrive between 8:30 - 9:00 am there is a good possibility you won't have parking. Loved Mayflower Beach.


Cumberland, RI
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2014

6/28/2014

This beach was simply beautiful! When you walked down and finally saw it, it just sprawled on and on. The water was so pretty and blue - not murky or full of seaweed like many beaches. There were so many small "pockets" of very shallow water that the kids could play in. The water was warmer and calm, perfect for the kids in our group. This beach was the obvious "winner" and we visited four total, I believe.

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Belmont, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2014

6/28/2014

Get to the beach by 9:30 or you might not get parking!


USA
3 reviews
Member since: Jul 2014

5/22/2014

Amazing beach! Get there early as the parking lot fills up fast!


England
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2014

4/26/2014

Just wonderful! Visit at sunset!


CANADA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2013

9/7/2013

We arrived at low tide and so we could go way out and walk for miles. Good restroom facilities.
Ample parking.


Darien, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2013

8/10/2013

Bay side. Nice calm beach for 6,4, & 2yr olds amazing at low tide!! Made it more relaxing on the parents.


Wolcott, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2011

8/10/2013

Great for families as water is shallow and warm, soft sand.


Newtown, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2013

8/3/2013

Mayflower is a perfect family beach, especially if you have little ones. There are little to no waves and the water is clear. They have restrooms, snack bar, and a shower. There are plenty of lifeguards on duty, but it can get crowded.


East Syracuse, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2013

7/28/2013

Excellent location, beautiful white sand, one could spend the whole day there!!!!

Beautiful sunsets, you can take walks in either direction for miles when the tide is out ! A favorite for all families and this is a MUST see for anyone who visits the Cape. After visiting Mayflower Beach - you will truly fall in love with Cape Cod !!!


Boise, ID
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2013

7/20/2013

Its clean and beautiful...so much fun with little fish swimming around in low tide.


Arlington, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2010

7/20/2013

Huge beach when the tides goes out. Great for children and families.


South Deerfield, MA
2 reviews
Member since: May 2013

7/19/2013

The beach is very clean, expansive, and family-friendly.


Bellingham, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2013

7/13/2013

Snack bar, very little seaweed, nice soft sand


South Hadley, MA
3 reviews
Member since: Jun 2011

7/13/2013

Mayflower Beach is literally the BEST beach on Cape Cod- the sand is like powder, there's NO seaweed, no 'funny' smells, there's PLENTY of room for everyone, there is a concession stand, showers, AND fun tide pools full of sea life for the kiddos, as well as warm water and gentle waves... What more could anyone ask for? (But make sure you get there by 10am on the weekend, and 11am mid-week!)


Dallas, TX
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2013

7/13/2013

It was a favorite because the water was the perfect temperature; it wasn't crowded when we went at 4:30 to 5 pm and we had more fun building sand castles--called them "Gigi's Cakes" which the children put all the ingredients in (the sand was their eggs, flour, chocolate)--imagination pervailed.


Latham, NY
3 reviews
Member since: Jan 2012

7/1/2013

Locally, we loved going to Raycroft Beach. But Mayflower was just beautiful with the clear water and sand bars by the shore line. At times it was like one big puddle for our 3 year old! It's crowded, but our 8 year old made a handful of friends that day! Worth a trip!