Scusset Beach State Reservation

Address

20 Scusset Beach Road, Sandwich, MA 02562
Historic site
Handicapped Accessible

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Overview

Scusset Beach is located at the southwest corner of the Cape Cod Bay. Enjoy 1.5 miles of beachfront, or take a walk along the jetty to watch ships pass through the Cape Canal. The Reservation also offers 98 R.V. sites with hook-ups.

Hours

Dawn to dusk

Parking

Daily parking fees:

MA resident $14
Non-MA resident $20

No R.V. parking is allowed in the main beach or jetty parking lots from May 15 to Sep.15.

Activities

Campsite nestled in the woods

Camping

Scusset Beach offers accessible camping, as well as spots for R.V. and tent camping.
Man fishing in still waters as the sun begins to peak its morning head.

Fishing

The pier is a popular spot for saltwater fishing.
Boys swimming in pool

Swimming

Cool off in the Cape Cod Bay. Lifeguards are on duty.

All Activities

  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Educational programs

Facilities

  • Lifeguard
  • Picnic areas 
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Visitors Center
  • Trailer / R.V. Dumping
  • Trailer / R.V. Hookup

Accessibility

  • Camping
  • Educational programs
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
    • Sand dust
  • Hunting (restrictions)
  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming
    • Beach wheelchairs
  • Visitor Center

Restrictions

  • No pets on beach
  • No RV parking on main beach or jetty parking lots May 15 to Sep. 15.
Camping
  • No alcohol

  • Quiet hours are 10 p.m. -- 7 a.m.  

  • Generators allowed during quiet hours for medical purposes only.

  • 2 tents or 1 camping vehicle and 1 tent per site.

  • Campsites limited to 4 adults, or 2 adults and the children in their care.

  • Check-in: 1 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

  • Check-out: any time before 11 a.m. 

  • Visiting hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Visitors must pay the daily parking or visitor fee.

  • Keep your campsite neat and free of trash.  

  • Use dumpsters and recycling receptacles provided.

  • Wash your dishes only at a dishwashing station or on your site, not in bathroom sinks or at public faucets.

Campfires
  • Don't bring your own firewood.

  • Keep campfires in designated fireplaces.

  • Never leave a fire unattended.

  • Extinguish fires by midnight.

Animals
  • If camping with pets, you will need to show a rabies certificate at check-in.

  • Only 4 pets per campsite.

  • No pets allowed in cabins or yurts.

  • Never approach, feed, or entice wildlife.

  • Never leave food unattended.

  • Keep all food, coolers, cooking supplies, and equipment in your vehicle when not in use.  

  • Use food storage lockers, where available.

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