Beach Information

Beach Map

General Beach Information

The Town of Brewster offers 11 beaches on Cape Cod Bay, two beaches on freshwater ponds, and one Town landing. All are open to the public, with proper permits during summer, except First Light Beach which is reserved for Brewster residents.

Parking Permits

From June 15 through September 3, 2023, beachgoers must obtain a parking permit to park vehicles at Town beaches. See information below. 

Beach Hours

Beaches and ponds are open for use from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Bathroom Facilities

Portable toilets are available at all beach locations except Spruce Hill and Breakwater Landing, from Memorial Day through the October holiday weekend.

Lifeguards

Lifeguards serve only at Long Pond Beach during the summer.

Concessions

No fixed concession stands are available; mobile ice cream vendors visit some beaches.

Recycling & Trash

Bins are available during the summer season. Please carry out everything you bring to the beach.

Beach Fires/Cookouts

Fires are NOT allowed on town or state public beaches. Cookouts are allowed on private beaches but a permit issued by the Brewster Fire Department is required. Permits can be purchased here

Dogs/Pets on Beaches

Dogs and other pets are not allowed on public beaches, tidal flats, landings, and public ponds between May 15 and September 15 per Board of Health regulations. 

Smoking

Smoking is prohibited on all Town beaches.

BREWSTER BEACHES

Cape Cod Bay Beaches

  1. Breakwater Landing
  2. Breakwater (Upper) Beach
  3. Crosby Landing
  4. Ellis Landing
  5. First Light (residents only) - After Labor Day, First Light Beach will remain open on weekends only through Columbus Day weekend.
  6. Linnell Landing
  7. Mant’s Landing (formerly Robbins Hill)
  8. Paine’s Creek Beach
  9. Point of Rocks Beach
  10. Saint’s Landing
  11. Spruce Hill Conservation Area

Freshwater Beaches:

  1. Fisherman’s Landing on Sheep Pond
  2. Long Pond Beach on Long Pond (Lifeguard on duty July 15th through August 15th, seven days a week from 9AM–4PM)

Town Landing

  1. Upper Mill Pond Landing

BEACH PARKING PERMIT INFORMATION 

When Beach Parking Permits Are Required

Beach parking permits are required from from June 15 through the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Holders of permits must still abide by the Town's beach and landing policies. 

How To Purchase Resident Beach Permits

  • Resident permits for beach parking are available for purchase starting April 10. 
  • Residents must provide vehicle registration and proof of Brewster residence to obtain permits. Full details: Resident Beach Parking Permit Requirements.
  • Permits are available by mail-in request or online (for credit card payment) at Brewster 2023 Permit Sales. Purchasers will be directed to a third-party vendor for processing, and there is a convenience charge for online permit purchases.
  • All permits are non-refundable.

Resident Beach Parking Permit Fees

  • 1st vehicle: $25
  • 2nd vehicle: $25
  • Each additional vehicle: $40

Non-resident (Visitor) Beach Parking Permits

  • Brewster visitors who are not residents may purchase either one-day or full season beach permits.
  • Non-resident beach parking permits are available for purchase online only starting June 1.
  • These permits are paperless; enforcement will be conducted by Brewster Police using license plate reader technology.
  • Non-resident visitors do not need to print paper copies of day or season permit. 
  • Permits can be purchased the day of, or in advance of, the day of use.

Non-Resident (Visitor) Beach Parking Permit Fees

(online purchase only)
  • One day permit: $20
    • A convenience charge will be added for online permit purchases.
  • Full season permit: $150
    • A convenience charge will be added for online permit purchases.

Tribal Permits

Beach parking permits for non-resident Wampanoag Tribe members are available for purchase online. Applicants must provide a copy of their Wampanoag Tribal ID card.

Parking Space Not Guaranteed

  • While beach visitors must have a beach parking permit, a beach permit does not guarantee a parking place at any Town beach or pond.
  • Brewster beaches and ponds have limited parking. 

Parking Enforcement & Violations

  • Beach parking permit enforcement is in effect June 15, 2023, through September 3, 2023 from 9am to 4pm daily.  
  • There is a $40.00 fine for parking violations, enforced by the Brewster Police Department, including parking without a valid permit.
  • Signs are posted at beach parking lots indicating that a valid parking permit is required.
  • Click here to view parking fines schedule. 

Permit Sales Updates

  • Any changes to permit sale polices or procedures will be posted on the Town’s website and social media.
  • The Town may modify the Beach Parking Permit program as necessary.

SHELLFISH PERMIT INFORMATION

Annual shellfish permits are available for purchase in mid-January. Shellfish permits will be available online year-round, and in-person at the Select Board Office in the off-season. During permit season (April 1-September 15) all permits can only be purchased through the mail-in program or online. Proof of Brewster residency and a driver's license must be provided in order to obtain resident permits. 

For more information, please see the Natural Resources & Shellfish page.