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South Cape, Cape Cod

Mashpee, MA

41.551884° N, -70.504117° W

Where: Great Oak Rd, Mashpee View Map

Water Type: Salt water

Type: Calm

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Good for: Swimming, Fishing, Skimboarding


This large(2.5 miles) is a wide beach with soft sand and low dunes and offers view of Martha's Vineyard. Part of a state park, South Cape Beach has some nature trails that are accessible from the beach.


9 rated reviews | 13 total reviews

Holyoke, MA
6 reviews
Member since: Nov 2023


It’s always South Cape- in the fall for the trails and the shore which is easy to hike in sneaks. In summer no lifeguards, know your swimmers sometimes waves can be tough. White, granular , soft sand, park at DCR deck situated over shore for viewing, lunch or relaxing! Just enough people around!

North Andover, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jan 2009


By far our favorite beach in the area- quieter, prettier, less crowded, and longer (great for walking).

Holyoke, MA
6 reviews
Member since: Nov 2023


A pristine setting , has bathroom, no concession and handicap accessible beach carpet. Observation trails for those who don’t want to sit but enjoy the natural setting and habitats!

Springfield, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Feb 2022


This beach was very sandy not rocky and the water was not very cold as other beaches that we have been to at the cape. Easy to get to and not very expensive to park. Went back a couple of times. Can't wait to return.

Denmark, ME
2 reviews
Member since: Nov 2020


Lovely. Lots of walking paths and a great beach.

North Dartmouth, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Sep 2020


Very nice and clean

2 reviews
Member since: Jul 2020


Plenty of parking, nice board walk path onto beach, delicate dune environment is protected, beach is very clean, fine sand, warm clean water, very gentle surf, not crowded.

Medway, MA
3 reviews
Member since: Jan 2014


The water was warm. The waves are small and nice for little ones. We went very early in the day and experienced light crowds and safe distancing. People for the most part wore masks. It is a good beach for walking or swimming.

Norwood, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2018


Great Beach! Water is lovely! Changing stalls and porta potty.
Bring your picnic and enjoy the day!

Watertown, MA
3 reviews
Member since: Jan 2007


I just love this beach because it has warm water and the tides are not too rough. It also has a beautiful view of The Vineyard. I have sat here many hours with a good book or just floated in the calm sea.

2 reviews
Member since: Mar 2015


Excellent sandy beach, warm water

North Dartmouth, MA
2 reviews
Member since: Jun 2014


Great State beach, but unguarded and lots of horseflies!

Indian Orchard, MA
4 reviews
Member since: Aug 2014


Short walk from parking lot. Beach was not is just a beautiful beach.

South Cape Vacation Rentals

ID 37224
2 BR
1 bath
Sleeps 4
2 bedroom apartment with private entrance and pond access
2 bedroom apartment with private entrance and pond access
Distance to beach: 8 mi South Cape and 2.6 miles Loop Beach
Oak Bluffs
ID 3540
5 BR
3 baths
Sleeps 10
Magnificent Spacious Modern Home
Magnificent Spacious Modern Home
Distance to beach: O.7 miles Oak Bluffs Town Beach and 0.7 miles Eastville Beach
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