Sandy Neck Beach

  • Sandy Neck Beach - USA
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  • Sandy Neck Beach - USA
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Set in the relative shelter of Cape Cod Bay, Sandy Neck Beach is a large, long beach with pebbly sand. In fact it is six miles long, and you can get an off-road permit for the 4x4 vehicle trails. Thse trails lead to the tip of the sandy spit and around the southside of the extensive sand dunes.

If you go for a walk on the beach, you will see the cottages that are over 100 years old. They are mostly owned by people who are there all summer. As you continue along the trail, you may spot some wildlife, especially deer among the sand dunes, trees, and ponds.

In addition to the small group of cottages near the tip of Sandy Neck, just beyond the colony, is the lighthouse. This was built in 1857 but was taken out of use in 1937. Over recent years it has been fully restored. The best way to see the colony of cottages and the lighthouse is from a boat, as the trails are a 13-mile hike round trip.

Sandy Neck is an fantastic beach with spectacular views. If you love to off-road, you will enjoy the trails here, and you can see all that this beach has to offer.

Nearest town/city

West Barnstable

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