Located in iconic Cape Cod Bay, Plymouth Beach stretches for 3 sandy miles along a narrow barrier island with water on either side. The barrier island protects Plymouth Harbor from the open ocean waves.
It gets its name from the nearby town of Plymouth and Plymouth Rock. It was an early settler area for the Mayflower pilgrims who named it after their departure point in the UK - Plymouth.
Although parts of the beach are privately owned, the larger part is owned and managed by the Town of Plymouth and is open to the public. There is an entrance fee until 5pm.
The beach is reached from Route 3A, about 2 miles south of the town. The entrance appears on the left just after the entrance to the historic Plimouth Plantation attraction (well worth a visit!) on Warren Ave. Plymouth Beach has plenty of parking, including handicapped parking, and a ramp to the beach.
Also known as Long Beach or The Point, Plymouth Beach is a popular beach for swimming, kayaking, walking, shelling, fishing and picnicking. It’s a top place for sunsets too! There are restrooms and a restaurant/bar on the beach.
Backed by dunes, it is a haven for migratory seabirds including some endangered species of plovers and terns. Consequently dogs are restricted to one area.
Lifeguards operate at this beautiful beach during the busy summer season.
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