Where: Uncle Venie's Road, Harwich View Map
Water Type: Salt water
Good for: Swimming, Walking
Requires daily fee between Memorial & Labor Days. A very popular beach, Red River is large a fun place for swimming, playing in the waves, and boogies boarding. In addition, there is a kayak and canoe launch.
John C.United Kingdom7 reviewsMember since: Dec 2011
Clean, lots of parking, safe to swim and a great family location.
Cynthia J.Glastonbury, CT3 reviewsMember since: Mar 2012
Red River provides lots of parking, restrooms, and snack options.
tara m.Pittsfield, MA4 reviewsMember since: Oct 2013
Good sized beach for walking and plenty of room to spread out. Food truck most days and has bathrooms and shower. Parking lot is very large.
Donna B.Jamaica Plain, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2023
We love Red River Beach but we also love Fernandes Bog at Long Pond for the little ones.
Daniel R.Natick, MA4 reviewsMember since: Apr 2007
Nice beach, with easy parking and beach access.
Beth M.2 reviewsMember since: Jan 2023
great vibe, clean, pretty white sand, nicely sized (not too big), bathrooms available.
Debbie & Rich D.Weatogue, CT2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2022
Large beach with plenty of parking (get there early on super hot days/weekends)! There is a "quieter" side and a more lively side. They have bathrooms (okay...but better than porta-potty) and a food truck on site. The ice cream truck comes a few times a day and goes up and down the beach! Lifeguards are on duty and the beach is super clean!
Pamela S.East Longmeadow, MA3 reviewsMember since: Jun 2020
Red River Beach is long with plenty of room to spread out. The town cleaned the beach almost every day so that the sand was soft and easy to walk on. The views are spectacular and parking is fairly easy.
Ann C.USA2 reviewsMember since: Apr 2022
Plenty of parking near the beach with restrooms and outdoor shower (sticker required from Harwich Chamber of Commerce).
Clare R.Beachwood, OH3 reviewsMember since: Jul 2018
Red River beach is terrific. Lots of parking, clean restrooms, food trucks, and a lovely beach with good options for wading or swimming.
Betsy K.Claremont, CA2 reviewsMember since: Sep 2021
Softest sand and not over crowded more like a neighborhood beach Great forAll ages
Linda D.Hillsborough, NJ19 reviewsMember since: Sep 2009
Great facilities including both food and ice cream trucks - best kept secret.....Tidal Marshes. You're children will put down their phones, won't complain about the connectivity and play like we all used too.
Jessica F.USA2 reviewsMember since: Aug 2020
Red River beach is our favorite to visit when we are down here! Very clean, parking is so close and has bathrooms. The tide does not come in or out here so it is perfect to bring the kids to!
Paul W.Dedham, MA2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2013
Daily fee parking and weekly passes available at Harwich. Bathrooms and cocktails available at beach.
Maria P.Ludlow, MA2 reviewsMember since: May 2021
Flat Sandy beach with a calm and beautiful view of the ocean. Perfect for a long walk
Nina R.Wayland, MA5 reviewsMember since: Aug 2007
White powdery sand
Cindi S.South Glens Falls, NY2 reviewsMember since: Sep 2020
White sands up close parking lots of shells
cathy r.Stoughton, MA2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2011
Nice off beat beach
Sharon V.Queensbury, NY2 reviewsMember since: Sep 2019
We could see the beach from our deck [Vacation Rental ID 5382] - very calming view. People complied with social distancing on the beach so it did not feel crowded at all. There is a food available also.
Mary T.USA2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2018
Clean, beachgoers observed Covid-19 precautions, has restrooms, snackshack and ice cream truck visits multiple times per day. Water warm in June! We noodle floated each day.
Johnny K.2 reviewsMember since: May 2020
The beach is vast, with many different areas including a river for crabbing with children.
Wendy B.Oak Park, IL2 reviewsMember since: Jun 2020
We like to hang out on the far end (towards Chatham). Less people, amazing views and great swimming.
Tracey S.Acton, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2018
This is a smaller beach, but it wasn't crowded and we were able to park easily -- even arriving very late in the morning (11:30). I loved that the beach is right next to the parking lot as it can get tiring to schlep chairs, bags, etc. to some of the beaches with a longer walk from parking lot to sand. And being on the sound, the water was about ten degrees warmer than the ocean-side beaches.
Marcia P.Buffalo, NY4 reviewsMember since: Jul 2008
Usually not crowded. A beautiful, large sandy beach, calm, warm water for swimming, plenty of parking, clean rest rooms available.
Ellen L.Phoenix, AZ2 reviewsMember since: Sep 2017
We've been coming here for over 30 years. There is almost always a breeze. There are bathrooms, a snack shack and the ice cream truck always always shows up. You need a pair of water shoes because there are small rocks as you walk in, but the water is clean. You can fish off the piers. If you haven't brought lunch with you, we recommend The Mason Jar in Harwich.
Richard M.Acton, MA3 reviewsMember since: Dec 2017
Red River beach continues to be our favorite beach . It is ideally located on Nantucket Sound, clean, has restrooms, plenty of parking, visiting vendors and jetties for fishing.
Laurie W.Lynnfield, MA2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2017
Very Close! [Harwich Harwich Vacation Rental ID 28274] Parking easy, very clean
Marjorie W.Wilbraham, MA2 reviewsMember since: Apr 2016
It is home to me! Been taking my family there for 15 years
Jen W.Durham, CT2 reviewsMember since: Apr 2013
Smaller beach that is never too crowded. Some waves. Lots of shells. It is worth getting the parking pass from the town if you are going to be there for a week or more!
Lisa H.Bainbridge Island, WA2 reviewsMember since: Jul 2016
Plenty of parking with multiple entrances to the beach. It is a long beach so we were able to find a not so crowded area on a pretty busy day. Also had a bathroom, food truck and icecream truck! I great beach day.
Philip C.Milford, CT2 reviewsMember since: Jun 2011
Very clean beach as it gets raked daily. Parking lot will fill up on busy days
Dennis C.United States2 reviewsMember since: Mar 2015
Long beach front with plenty of parking. Excellent for walking the shoreline.
julie b.Belmont, MA4 reviewsMember since: May 2011
wonderful for children and families. best family beach around. New snack truck was added bonus
Clean, big, nice sea to swim in, nice sand for building castles, lots of parking, toilets and this year a great outside catering van this year, staffed by some very charming and friendly U.S. army veterans.
Stuart K.Brooklyn, NY2 reviewsMember since: Feb 2012
Wonderful beach with almost 200 parking spaces. Even during busy times of the day we always found this to have plenty of room. Very clean and convenient. Cars can drive up almost right on top of it. Best in the vacinity imho.
great family beach, short distance from the cottage [Property ID 7091]. Easy parking, clean beach and restrooms.