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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 (13 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!

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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.


Costa Mesa, CA
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2017

7/1/2016

So perfect for families with small children! It's on the sound so there are no waves and the water is warm. Its all families and the kids can just run to the waters edge and play together


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.

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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!!!