South Cape Beach, located between Waquoit Bay and Nantucket Sound, contains
a wide variety of coastal environments, including barrier beach and
dunes, salt marsh, scrub oak/pitch pine woodland and "kettle" ponds.
A magnificent white sand beach stretches for over a mile. Over-the-dune boardwalks, a small parking area and portable seasonal bathrooms make this
a lovely place to spend a day at the shore. Interpretive programs are
offered during the summer months.
Things to know before you go…
Between Columbus Day and Mid-June the state parking lot gates
are locked and parking can be found at the Mashpee Town Beach parking
Directions to the Beach
South Cape Beach is located on the southern part of Cape Cod in southeastern
From the East/Mashpee Rotary:
From the Mashpee Rotary follow Great Neck Road (south) toward New
Seabury. Turn left at the main entrance, marked with a State Park
sign. Between Columbus Day and Patriots Day proceed to the Mashpee
Town Beach parking lot at the end of the entrance road. No sticker
is required in winter to park at the town lot.
From the West/Reserve Headquarters:
Proceed south (right out of the entrance to Reserve Headquarters)
1.3 miles to Red Brook Road (on the right across from Martin Road).
Turn right onto Red Brook Road and follow it to the end (2.2 miles).
Turn Right onto Great Neck Road and proceed 2.1 miles to the entrance
to South Cape Beach. The entrance is marked with a State Park sign.
Between Columbus Day and Patriots Day proceed to the Mashpee Town
Beach parking lot at the end of the entrance road. No sticker is
required in winter to park at the town lot.