If you’re looking for a great family-friendly beach you’re sure to find in in Cape Cod. The area has some fantastic choices, from small beaches set in protected coves to larger beaches with plenty of room to spread out on a sunny summer day.
Nauset Beach- Orleans
If you ask any local about the best family-friendly beaches on the Cape, you’re sure to get quite a few recommendations for Nauset Beach in Orleans. This family favorite is not only large enough to handle the crowds, but also not far from some fantastic clam shacks and fresh seafood restaurants. If you go for a stroll you may even see some seals out in the water.
Cape Cod National Seashore
If you’re looking for a great place to explore, be sure and head to Cape Cod National Seashore. With a full 40 miles of beaches, ponds and marshes the seashore is packed with wildlife, plus places to explore like lighthouses and more.
Coast Guard Beach- Eastham
Part of the Seashore, Coast Guard Beach in Eastham is note for being one of the nation’s most beautiful beaches. While you can’t park on-site during the summer you can easily catch a shuttle bus to the beach from the parking area of Little Creek.
Corporation Beach- Dennis
If you have young kids or are unsure about swimming in open water, Corporation Beach in Dennis is situated in a protective cove which helps control the currents and the waves. The small beach also includes lifeguards, bathrooms, showers and you’ll usually find snack vendors on-site.
West Dennis Beach- West Dennis
The West Dennis Beach, meanwhile, is marked as a great place for windsurfing. Families seem to really enjoy it for the playground, plus the fact that it includes restrooms and a snack bar.
No matter which family-friendly beach you choose you are sure to have a great time exploring the sand and surf of Cape Cod.