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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

About

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.

Reviews

5 rated reviews | 17 total reviews


USA
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2018

6/20/2020

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

4/20/2020

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


Oak Park, IL
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2020

8/3/2019

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

7/7/2018

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

6/9/2018

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

8/13/2017

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
2 reviews
Member since: Dec 2017

7/29/2017

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

7/1/2017

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


Wilbraham, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2016

7/30/2016

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


Durham, CT
2 reviews
Member since: Apr 2013

7/16/2016

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

7/9/2016

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

7/11/2015

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


United States
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2015

4/18/2015

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


Belmont, MA
4 reviews
Member since: May 2011

8/9/2014

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


United Kingdom
5 reviews
Member since: Dec 2011

8/2/2014

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

8/17/2013

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

8/10/2013

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

Red River Beach Vacation Rentals

So. Harwich/So. Chatham
ID 5382
4 BR
2 ½ baths
Sleeps 10
Charming South Harwich Cape With Ocean View & Walk 2 Beach
Charming South Harwich Cape With Ocean View & Walk 2 Beach
Distance to beach: 2/10 mile to Red River Beach
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Harwich
ID 21078
Harwich
ID 27059
4 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 7
Remodeled Home on Breezy Knoll Close to Red River Beach
Remodeled Home on Breezy Knoll Close to Red River Beach
Distance to beach: 4/10 mile to Red River Beach
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Harwich
ID 29210
8 BR
2 ½ baths
Sleeps 20
8 BR Home w/Heated Saltwater Pool, Walk to Beach
8 BR Home w/Heated Saltwater Pool, Walk to Beach
Distance to beach: 1/2 Mile to Red River Beach
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Harwich
ID 33132
5 BR
4 baths
Sleeps 11
Starboard Bliss!
Starboard Bliss!
Distance to beach: 1/2 mile Red River Beach
Harwich Port
ID 29274
3 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 7
Harwich Port beach house 4/10 mile to Red River Beach
Harwich Port beach house 4/10 mile to Red River Beach
Distance to beach: 4/10 mile to Red River Beach
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South Harwich, Red River Beach
ID 12186
2 BR
2 ½ baths
Sleeps 6
So Harwich, Quiet/Secluded, 2 BR, 2 Bath Walk to Red River
So Harwich, Quiet/Secluded, 2 BR, 2 Bath Walk to Red River
Distance to beach: 1/2mi or less to Red River Beach; Pond also avail
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Harwichport, MA
ID 18465
South Chatham
ID 26732
3 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 6
Chatham - Walk To Beaches, Restaurants - Big, Private Yard!
Chatham - Walk To Beaches, Restaurants - Big, Private Yard!
Distance to beach: 4/10 mile Pleasant Street and 8/10 mile Forest Beach
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