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Newcomb Hollow, Cape Cod

Wellfleet, MA

41.963064° N, -69.996171° W

Where: Gross Hill Road, Wellfleet View Map

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Surf

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Good for: Skimboarding, Surfing, Fishing, Swimming


A popular beach destination in the summer, Newcomb Hollow, is bordered by sand dunes. The sand is white and soft and the water is refreshing. You will need to descend and ascend steep sand dunes in order to access this beach so you may want to keep that in mind when deciding what items to bring to the beach. Parking sticker (resident, seasonal, weekly, or daily) is required.


11 rated reviews | 27 total reviews

Garden City, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2022


There is a bit of a steep incline to get back to the parking lot but the beach is beautiful.

Clinton, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2020


Good parking and a lovely wide beach.

North Haven, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2021


This is our favorite beach in Wellfleet. Beautiful dunes, sandbar, food truck, bathrooms, and manageable hill. Get there early!!

Cape Elizabeth, ME
3 reviews
Member since: Jan 2019


Newcomb Hollow!!!!! It's so fun to run down the dunes! And we saw many seals!!! We love all of the beaches in Wellfleet, they are all unique in their own ways.

West Chesterfield, MA
3 reviews
Member since: Jan 2011


Wonderful National seashore beach, just beautiful. It gets busy and a line forms if you don't go early ! At low tide great boogie boarding!

Northampton, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Nov 2020


Further down the road then the other beaches and a less steep descent to get from parking lot to beach area.

2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2021


Walk a mile to the north and you have the whole beach to yourself.

2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2019


It is a short walk [Wellfleet Vacation Rental ID 33825] to Newcomb Hollow beach where there is endless undeveloped seashore to walk.

2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2020


Best for families with young children as dune/walk to and from parking area is easier and large sandbar area (low tide) offers fun for all ages.

Bridgewater, MA
3 reviews
Member since: Mar 2014


Easy beach access - no steep hill up and down the dune. Very clean and nice, sandy bottom to enjoy the waves!

Sherborn, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2020


Great example of the National Seashore scenery, not crowded, dog friendly, clean, great surf, easier access.

W Hartford, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2019


With children and lots of gear Newcomb works best for us.

Altamont, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2018


Perfect sized waves for fun boogie boarding...big enough to have fun but not so big that they were scary. Clear water and almost no rocks, shells or seaweed to deal with.

Brooklyn, NY
2 reviews
Member since: May 2018


Fun surf, not crowded if you walk a bit. Food truck in the parking lot.

2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2015


We loved the local Powers Landing beach for SUPPing, but Newcomb Hollow was a favorite with our teens for Body surfing and also we had a fire on the beach after obtaining a Fire Permit from the town. Great fun!

Salisbury Mills, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2018


Easy to get to, easy close parking and a food truck! Great lemonade!

Woburn, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2013


Get there early for the best chance at getting right in without waiting to park.

2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2017


Wonderful sand, great sandbars, tons of seals, great views (short trail for further views)

Rye, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2017


Wellfleet sticker beach-dunes easier to get down than others when kids where small. Gorgeous beach, great waves and water, restroom facilities. Love the Newcomb Hollow Olympics with lifeguards in August

Riverside, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2015


Beautiful beach .. great surf for kids' boogie-boarding .. lovely dunes .. access not TOO steep.
Get there early as parking is limited!

Sparta, NJ
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2011


Beautiful dunes and fun atmosphere for kids and adults.

North Windham, CT
4 reviews
Member since: Feb 2012


Besides visiting Great Pond for a quick dip almost every night before the sun went down we did head over to Newcomb Hollow for a beach day. The dune to the beach is the least steep and shortest in length. Also, this beach was the least crowded during the week leading up to July 4th. Wonderful surf and easy access.

United States
2 reviews
Member since: May 2014


We loved Newcomb Hollow... beautiful Ocean beach... there's an incline but it is not as steep as some of the other ocean beaches... Gorgeous... we saw seals... clean water...

Bridgewater, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2009


The walk to the beach is not as steep as others in Wellfleet. Also, during the week you did not get closed out. On the week-ends usually if you were there before noon you did not have to wait to get onto the beach. Even if there was a waiting line on the week-ends it was not too bad....

2 reviews
Member since: May 2014


Great place for a bonfire at night...get a permit.

Newton Center, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Aug 2014


beautiful dunes, miles to walk on National Seashore

Woodstock, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2015


miles of walking in both the directions and many seal sightings

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