Although there are many differences in the beaches on the Cape, one common characteristic they all share is an undeniably rugged beauty that will tug at your heartstrings and have you reaching for your camera. The steel gray of the waters splashing against the tan beaches, the view of colorful lighthouses both near and far, and in the case of South Cape Beach State Park, the opportunity to view Martha’s Vineyard from across Nantucket Sound are just some of our favorite things about Cape Cod’s beaches, but the list grows longer every day. Take a trip to South Cape Beach State Park during your stay and start making your own list of favorites!

Located in Mashpee

South Cape Beach on Cape Cod is a smaller beach, only about a mile long, and relatively narrow as well, but it’s one of our more popular beaches in the summer, so be prepared to walk a bit to find a spot for your towel and umbrella. If you happen to be visiting during the fall, long walks on the beach with your faithful pet galloping beside you will be the highlight of both yours and Fido’s vacation, but from April 1 through September 30, please leave your fur baby at your pet friendly New England Vacation Rentals hideaway; pets are forbidden during these months. Beach accessible wheelchairs are available for rent in the summer, but there are a limited number, so be sure to get there early.

South Cape Beach State Park is a wonderful area for hiking and for fishing, and is a part of the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Information regarding rules of the beach, maps of hiking trails, and lists of wildlife you can expect to find in the area can be found at Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Headquarters and Visitor Center, just a short way inland; this is where you can pick up parking passes as well. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer season, making this beach a safe place to swim, as long as you follow their instructions! Peaceful and tranquil any time of the year, families and young couples of ALL ages enjoy spending time here during their Cape Cod vacation.

Wash the Sand Off Your Feet

The only thing better than spending a day at South Cape Beach on Cape Cod is washing the sand off your feet at the end of the day in your New England Vacation Rentals vacation home away from home. Reserve yours today and start compiling your list of beaches to visit during your stay!

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