West Dennis Beach is one of the best beaches on the South Shore, with the crowds to prove it. A breakwater was started here in 1837 in an effort to protect the mouth of Bass River, but that was abandoned when a sandbar formed on the shore side. It’s a long, wide, and popular sandy beach, stretching for 1½ miles, with marshland and the Bass River across from it. Amenities: food and drink, Restrooms, lifeguards. Best for: swimming; walking; windsurfing.
Parking $20 weekdays, $25 weekends