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Breakwater Beach, Cape Cod

Brewster, MA

41.768623° N, -70.08419° W

Where: Breakwater Rd, Brewster View Map

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Calm

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Good for: Swimming, Skimboarding


A very popular beach for summer residents and visitors. The calm bay waters are perfect for swimming and for children and families to enjoy. You can walk out very far at low tide as well as explore the many tide pools left behind. Plenty of Parking.


4 rated reviews | 16 total reviews

West Nyack, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2021


Nice beach, close to town and perfect for families.

Oreland, PA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2014


Our young kids thoroughly enjoyed exploring during low tide. There was ample parking whenever we visited and it was a short distance from our rental.

Knoxville, TN
2 reviews
Member since: Nov 2020


Brewster sand flats at the end of the street was amazing [Vacation Rental ID 19784]. The views and the wildlife were spectacular.

Geneva, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2018


Discovering crabs on the flats and the sunsets were beautiful.

Croton On Hudson, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2018


7 minutes from home [Vacation Rental ID 10644], clean, quiet, decent parking, porta pottys, etc.

White River Junction, VT
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2017


gorgeous blue ocean colors and deep soft white sands, very clean and not crowded

2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2016


The flats are amazing and fun for both adults and kids- lots of exploring to be done at low tide! You can find parking at the museum nearby if the lot at the beach is full...

Charlestown, MA
3 reviews
Member since: Apr 2015


Mudflats for walking and hands-on low tide creature viewing! Water was calm and warm and easy to play in with kids.

Essex Junction, VT
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2008


Perfect for families of young children. Warmer than Nat'l seashore and calmer, too. Low tide is really pretty at sunset.

Newton Lower Falls, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2012


Easy access, large public beach, especially when it's not high tide. Well maintained.

2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2014


By far our favorite beach..Not very busy, great for swimming and the water was warm.

Watertown, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2014


So close to the cottage [Property ID 12130] -- less than a 5-minute drive. We never had issues getting a parking space, and parking is free after 3pm. At low tide you can walk out a long way. There's just enough space so you don't feel crowded. The only negative -- we wanted to stay one night to watch the sunset, but we started getting attacked by bugs, so we had to leave early.

Holliston, MA
5 reviews
Member since: Jul 2011


I love this Beach... Low tide is great for kids (shallow, flat, warm) PLUS my husband and I had our wedding photos here so it is a special place for our family.

Enfield, CT
6 reviews
Member since: Dec 2012


Convenient & close to the home [Property ID 22498]....We love the bay side. It is calmer and less crowded. Plus there are other Bay Beaches all along 6A.

Lanoka Harbor, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2013


Close to the General store as well as other shops and restaurants. Great Views.

Wellesley, MA
1 review
Member since: Oct 2006

Great Family Fun for Young and Old

Great bay beach for families to enjoy swimming at high tide and plenty of tide pools at low tide. Younger children can play at your feet and explore the tide pools for hours. You'll find a fair amount of rocks at low tide, but they are easy to navigate. Nice stretch of beach allows you to take a good walk and collect beach treasures. We observed plenty of grandparents having a lot of fun!
Bring your beach chairs, umbrella, a picnic lunch, and plenty of sunscreen. A daily or weekly beach permit allows you to park in the lot or you can ride your bike if you are staying nearby. An added bonus is that you can easily access the restrooms from the beach, which we found to be quite handy!

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ID 16139
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3 baths
Sleeps 8
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