A popular destination for those of all ages, Mayflower Beach in Dennis offers up plenty of fun for the entire family. This large beach is just a short walk from nearby parking, a place where kids enjoy splashing in shallow pools during low tide and parents enjoy the peacefulness and natural scenery of the fantastic shoreline.
Connecting with Bayview Beach and with Chapin Beach nearby, Mayflower Beach is one of the most scenic in the Dennis area, with a boardwalk stretching over the dunes, leading from the parking lot to the sandy beach. Low tide also presents the opportunity to walk for several miles upon the tidal flats, ideal for catching a sunset or some spectacular photographs during your time on the Cape.
The flat and sandy beach is also ideal for some simple fun on the sand, with enough room to take up a game of Frisbee or to set up a picnic lunch. With public restrooms, a snack bar and lifeguards on duty, as well, Mayflower Beach presents an exceptional location for enjoying a long day at the beach.
Found just off Dunes Road, the mid-Cape beach routinely welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Paid parking is available on a daily or weekly basis. In addition, area residents can also purchase a season-long parking pass for a small fee while non-residents have an option of purchasing their own pass for an additional price during the summer season.
While the beach remains extremely popular during the weeks and months stretching from Memorial Day to Labor Day, you might try heading there during the week when traditionally fewer visitors are set up on the sand. While there are around 300 available parking spots nearby, it’s best to get there early, though, no matter when you decide to visit Mayflower Beach.