Beaches

THE SANDWICH TOWN BEACHES ARE CURRENTLY 0PEN TO THE PUBLIC.

 Beach use Guidelines - 6/29/20

  • Lifeguards are on duty when weather and staffing allows at Snake Pond, Peter’s Pond at Oak Crest Cove and Mashpee- Wakeby at Ryder Conservation.( Monday- Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm)
  • Gate Attendants are currently checking beach stickers at all beaches. (Monday- Sunday  9:00 AM  - 4:00 PM )
  • There are currently PUBLIC RESTROOMS open at all of our beach sites from 9:00am - 4:00 PM.
    • All restrooms are cleaned daily- including portable restrooms.
    • In accordance to the current COVID guidelines and to encourage 6 feet of social distancing , bathhouses and bathroom trailers have limited occupancy with a one patron in and one patron out rule.
  • Ryder Conservation, Snake Pond and Oak Crest Cove area open to RESIDENTS ONLY 9:00 am - 6:00pm 
    • Residents stickers required
    • Restrooms close at 4:00
  • PLEASE NOTE: All freshwater beaches will be RESIDENTS ONLY for 2020 season-including the boat ramp at Oak Crest Cove -resident sticker required.
    • Snake Pond Beach: Route 130 to Snake Pond Road
    • Wakeby Lake/Ryder Conservation: Cotuit Road to South Sandwich Road
    • Peters Pond Property/Oakcrest Cove: 34 Quaker Meetinghouse Road
  • For non-residents looking to access Peter’s Pond by boat ; please utilize the state boat ramp located at 3 John Ewer Road, Forestdale.
  • ALL beaches close at 6:00 PM
  • No fires are permitted on the beaches.

Please help us keep our beaches open and safe for all to enjoy, by acting responsibly and following the social distancing guidelines set by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Covid Beach guidelines  

Visiting for the day or week? Daily and weekly passes can be purchased at the ocean beach gate’s only - Please note:credit card sales only!


Beach StickersSandwich Town Seal Extra Small

There are five saltwater and three freshwater beaches in Sandwich. Beach stickers can be purchased annually at:
Tax Collector’s Office
Town Hall Annex
145 Main Street
Sandwich, MA 02563

Stickers can also be purchased online.

Questions About a Town Beach?

2020 Fees - Town of Sandwich Resident

  • First Vehicle: $35 each (all Sandwich beaches plus Sandy Neck)
  • Second Vehicle: $20 each (must be registered at same address as first vehicle)
  • Third Vehicle: $35 each (must be registered at same address as first vehicle)

2020 Fees - Non-Resident

  • All Town of Sandwich Ocean beaches: $105 (does not include Sandy Neck)

2020 Daily & Weekly Rates to be purchased at Bay Beach Gates

  • Daily Rate: $20 (excluding Sandy Neck and freshwater beaches)
  • Weekly Pass: $50 (excluding Sandy Neck and freshwater beaches; can be purchased at the gates)

Ocean Beaches

  • Town Neck Beach/Boardwalk: Town Neck Road to Wood Avenue.
  • East Sandwich Beach: Ploughed Neck Road to North Shore Boulevard.
  • First Beach : Corner of Town Neck Road and Freeman Avenue
  • Sandy Neck Beach (Sandwich Residents Only): This beach is located in the Town of Barnstable.  Route 6A to Sandy Neck Road.  Four-wheel drive permits are available through the Gatehouse at Sandy Neck Beach (508-362-8300) or through the Barnstable Department of Natural Resources (508-790-6272).

Fresh Water Beaches 

PLEASE NOTE: All freshwater beaches will be RESIDENTS ONLY for 2020 season- resident sticker required

  • Snake Pond Beach: Route 130 to Snake Pond Road
  • Wakeby Lake/Ryder Conservation: Cotuit Road to South Sandwich Road
  • Peters Pond Property/Oakcrest Cove: 34 Quaker Meetinghouse Road

Contact Information

Do you have questions about a town beach? Please call the Town’s Recreation Director at 508-888-4361 or email us recreation@sandwichmass.org .

Do you have a question about your beach sticker?  Please call the Tax Collector’s office at 508-833-8012.

Do you have a COVID beach complaint or concern you wish to report to the Town of Sandwich COVID Command Team? Send an email to covidbeachconcerns@sandwichmass.org

Reporting a stranded marine mammal- IFAW MARINE MAMMAL STRANDING HOTLINE 508-743-9548.