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Red River Beach, Cape Cod

Harwich, MA

41.667302° N, -70.043035° W

Where: Uncle Venie's Road, Harwich View Map

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Calm

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Good for: Swimming, Walking


Requires a $15 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.


8 rated reviews | 20 total reviews

South Glens Falls, NY
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2020


White sands up close parking lots of shells

Stoughton, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2011


Nice off beat beach

Queensbury, NY
2 reviews
Member 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.

2 reviews
Member 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.

2 reviews
Member since: May 2020


The beach is vast, with many different areas including a river for crabbing with children.

Oak Park, IL
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2020


We like to hang out on the far end (towards Chatham). Less people, amazing views and great swimming.

Acton, MA
2 reviews
Member 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.

Buffalo, NY
3 reviews
Member since: Jul 2008


Usually not crowded. A beautiful, large sandy beach, calm, warm water for swimming, plenty of parking, clean rest rooms available.

Phoenix, AZ
2 reviews
Member 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.

Acton, MA
3 reviews
Member 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.

Lynnfield, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2017


Very Close! [Harwich Harwich Vacation Rental ID 28274] Parking easy, very clean

Wilbraham, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2016


It is home to me! Been taking my family there for 15 years

Durham, CT
2 reviews
Member 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!

Bainbridge Island, WA
2 reviews
Member 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.

Milford, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2011


Very clean beach as it gets raked daily. Parking lot will fill up on busy days

United States
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2015


Long beach front with plenty of parking. Excellent for walking the shoreline.

Belmont, MA
4 reviews
Member since: May 2011


wonderful for children and families. best family beach around. New snack truck was added bonus

United Kingdom
5 reviews
Member since: Dec 2011


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.

Brooklyn, NY
2 reviews
Member 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.

Belmont, MA
4 reviews
Member since: May 2011


great family beach, short distance from the cottage [Property ID 7091]. Easy parking, clean beach and restrooms.

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