Well known for its spectacular boardwalk, Town Neck Beach is on Cape Cod Bay and stretches from the end of Town Neck Road to Wood Avenue. Just the walk along the wooden boardwalk to the beach area is worth the visit alone (caution, there’s no railing on this narrow boardwalk). This sometimes rocky beach also offers visitors a nice view of calm waters and boats and yachts approaching the Cape Cod Canal. This is a family friendly beach with lots of little tidal pools for the kids to explore in the saltwater creek area.
Access to the beach is easy since the parking lot is directly behind the beach. No lifeguards, and no amenities other than portable restrooms.
Campfires are allowed on the beach! If you’re looking for an armful of firewood, there are a couple residents in Sandwich on Rte 6A who sell beach firewood; look for their signs on the left hand side while driving along 6A – heading East – between Jarves Street and the Riverview School.
Handicap access surf chair available – call (508) 888-0525 to reserve.
Access: There are two ways to get to Town Neck Beach. For the part of the beach nearest the Canal, take Route 6A to Town Neck Road to Wood Avenue. To get to the Boardwalk and the beach, take Rt. 6A to Jarves Street, then left on Factory Street, and right on Harbor Street. Harbor Street turns into Boardwalk Road. Parking lot is at the end of Boardwalk Road.
Parking Fees: From mid-May to mid-September, during normal beach hours, parking at Sandwich beaches requires a resident parking sticker or a daily fee paid at the gate – $15. No entrance fees are charged to those who walk or bike to Sandwich beaches.