South Cape Beach

South Cape Beach - USA
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Stretching for about a mile, the near-white sands of South Cape Beach are a wonderfully wild yet accessible part of the Cape Cod coast. Beyond the dunes the beach backs onto an area of wetlands and the estuary of Waquoit Bay. Out front are the sheltered waters of Vineyard Sound, a far cry from the Atlantic waves to be found along the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Along with swimming and sunbathing the most popular pastime on South Cape Beach is fishing. This is a great place for beach casting with striped bass and bluefish being regular catches during the summer.

As part of the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve this is a place for nature lovers. There are numerous trails through the park which is home to an array of wildlife including ospreys.

The South Cape Beach itself is an important nesting area for various shorebirds and this means dogs are not allowed on the beach for much of the year.

Nearest town/city

East Falmouth

Dogs are not allowed on the beach from April 1-September 30


  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing


  • Wheelchair accessible

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