The town of Brewster maintains the sea captain charm of years gone by, and while times have changed, this quaint town continues to delight visitors with its nostalgic shops, local attractions, and family-owned restaurants. Brewster is most known, however, for its amazing beaches.
The many Bay beaches in Brewster are often called “the Flats" because of the tide pools that occur during low tide. As the water recedes over a mile, beachgoers can walk far out into the shallow water checking out the sandbars, tide pools, clams, and other sea creatures.
The Brewster Flats beaches include Paine’s Creek, Point of Rocks, Spruce Hill, Mant’s Landing (Robbins Hill), Saints Landing, Crosby Beach, Ellis Landing, Linnell Landing, and Breakwater Beach. These beaches are located within a relatively short distance of each other and feature calm waters, tide pools, and soft sand. They’re perfect for the entire family.
A visit to the iconic Brewster Store, located on Route 6A, will undoubtedly, transport you back in time. From the minute you step foot in the door, you are surrounded by elements of nostalgia, ranging from jars of penny candy to the sound of the old Nickelodeon. It’s no wonder that The Brewster Store is a town favorite that people return to every year.
Originally built as a church in 1852, the building was converted to a general store in 1866—but it has served several different purposes over the years, including as a meeting hall and the town post office. In addition to purchasing beloved sweets and store products, visitors can view the many antiques and replicas on display throughout this Brewster gem.
The Lemon Tree Village is comprised of more than 10 unique stores, including a toy store, woodworks gallery, candy shop, and clothes boutique, among others.. The Cook Shop, includes specialty grocery and cooking items. The store is filled with delicious sauces, unique teas, and quality cookware. You’re sure to leave the Village with plenty of great finds!
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History on 6A is the perfect spot for the entire family to enjoy. The museum is home to many exhibits, educational programs, and nature tours. Its focus centers on education regarding preservation of the natural world and the wildlife found on Cape Cod. While the museum is currently closed for the winter, visitors can still enjoy the three nearby nature trails.
Drummer Boy Park
Drummer Boy Park is a vast open green area perfect for summer activities. It features a picturesque windmill, a picnic area, a fun playground for the kids to enjoy, and in the summer is host to a live band concert in the gazebo. Did you know that the WeNeedaVacation community also has a tree planted in the park? It’s over thirty feet tall and quite a sight to see, especially when it’s covered in twinkling lights at Holiday time! Drummer Boy Park is a great location to enjoy lunch or simply spend a moment relaxing in the sunshine.
If you’re looking to grab a bite on your trip, the Brewster Inn & Chowder House is the perfect spot. This historical building no longer operates as an inn, but is home to a fantastic restaurant that serves classic favorites like baked stuffed shrimp, fried scallop rolls, and their famous New England clam chowder. Visitors can dine in or take their food to go. Be sure to stop in at The Woodshed located next door if you’re looking for local nightlife during the warmer months. For more Brewster fare, check out capecodeateries for information and hours of local restaurants.
Looking to stay in Brewster? Check out these nearby rentals with great views.
1) 5 bedroom steps away from Sheep's Pond
2) 3 bedroom with private beach access
3) 3 Bedroom steps away from Sunset Beach
There are plenty of local destinations to keep your family entertained during your next trip. You’re sure to leave your Brewster vacation with bags of delicious penny candy, seashell
souvenirs, and memories that’ll last a lifetime.