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Mid Cape Beaches

The Ultimate Cape Cod Beach Guide was curated by our very own marketing interns. Each beach represented below was researched and vetted based upon the following criteria; parking availability and ease, the 'swimmability' of the surf, and its friendliness to families with young children. Check out the sandy shores listed by location and be sure to download our app for an interactive user-friendly map to plan your next beach day!

All of Cape Cod's beaches are beautiful and unique in their own ways, but there is something about the Middle Cape beaches that stands out from the rest that you can't quite put your finger on. We put together the ultimate list of all the Mid Cape beaches that will be worth your while this entire summer and the summers to come!



When people think of Barnstable beaches Craigville Beach is always the first to come to mind. Craigville Beach is a long strip of soft white sand that is perfect for families to enjoy either a relaxing beach day or a stunning sunset. This beach has a large parking area and is equipped with concessions, lifeguards, restrooms, a bathhouse, and is handicap accessible. Don't miss out on Barnstable's most popular beach!


Millway Beach is a resident-only beach that is perfect for relaxing with friends and family on a beach blanket and listening to the waves crash onto the shore. This beach has lifeguard(s) and restrooms available during the summer season. The parking lot is small and fills quickly, so make sure to get here early!

Sandy Neck

Sandy Neck Beach is unique in that you have the option to relax on the public beach with lifeguards, concessions, and restrooms; or, with a special permit, Sandy Neck offers an alternative path for off-road vehicles to drive out onto the beach. This is one of the only ORV beaches on Cape Cod and the experience of airing down your tires for a bumpy ride down the beach is worth every dollar of that permit. Don't miss your chance to experience this stunning beach.


Grays Beach

Grays Beach is one of the more popular Yarmouth beaches, as it is famous for its magnificent boardwalk and unreal sunsets. This beach is limited on parking, so get there early! This is one that you don't want to miss out on! It's a great place for families and kids of all ages.



Chapin Beach is one of Dennis's top-tier public beaches. Locals and visitors are always sure to make a stop here. The white soft sands and crystal-clear water make for the perfect beach day and also a beautiful backdrop for a family photo. Chapin Beach is completed with food amenities, lifeguard(s), and portable restrooms. Watch out for the green head fly season from mid June into July. Their bites are no-joke.


Mayflower Beach is another one of the top favorite Dennis beaches due to its long stretch of bone-white sand, calm currents, and beautiful boardwalk reaching from the parking lot to the beach. Though the parking lot is quite large, on a hot summer day it is sure to fill up before noontime hits.

West Dennis

West Dennis Beach is an excellent place to bring a family with young kids as it has a playground and plenty of space for beach games. There are lifeguards, concessions, and restrooms available during the day to keep you fully satisfied and safe on your lovely beach day.

Sea Street

Sea Street Beach is a lovely public beach, that is a bit hidden and has a small parking lot. This is a great spot to just sit back, dig your toes into the sand and soak up the sun. There are lifeguard(s) on duty during the summer season and portable restroom(s) available as well. The jetty makes for a fun time jumping into the water, or a great spot to reel in some fish dinners. Also home to the Drury Schnaible Bench. #momsview

Glendon Road

Glendon Road beach is known for its sunsets with amazing bursts of oranges, pinks, and purple skies. If you are looking for a public beach with decent parking that is perfect for a family get-together this is the beach for you. Day or night this beach is unapologetically stunning.

Cold Storage

Cold Storage Beach is a resident-only beach with beautifully clear water and soft white sand. This beach feels like a paradise on a warm summer day. There is a lifeguard on duty during the summer season and restrooms available during beach hours. Cold Storage is one of the best Dennis beaches to watch the sun sink into the water.

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