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South Cape Beach State Park, Mashpee

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South Cape Beach State Park is a Massachusetts state park located in the town of Mashpee. It is part of the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The park is situated between Waquoit Bay and Vineyard Sound and features barrier beach and dunes, salt marsh, scrub oak and pitch pine woodland and kettle ponds and is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.Activities and amenitiesSwimming: The park has a 1mi white sand beach that is handicap-accessible with handicap-accessible restrooms. Trails: Facilities for hiking and walking include over-the-dune boardwalks and scenic viewing areas. In addition to motorized and non-motorized boating, the park also offers fishing, interpretive programs during the summer months, and restricted hunting.
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  • South Cape Beach State Park Is the first entrance on the Great Oak Rd and anyone can pay and enter. There is a large parking lot, a bath house with bathrooms and a deck for those who wish to not sit d...  more »
  • Beautiful views of Waquoit Bay and the ocean on the other side. It is quite a hike to the inlet so be prepared. We love beach walking but the sand is really challenging here for some reason. Our older...  more »
  • This is the state park side of the only ocean beach in Mashpee, MA. The other side is operated by the town. Parking is paid, set price by the state each summer season, with changing rooms and a wooden...  more »
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  • South Cape Park is excellent place to take the family. One of the best beaches on Cape Cod. Park includes trails with overlooks for spectacular views. Beach itself goes on about 2 miles--nice walk too.
  • Nice beach watch the little ones It does drop off in the water quick but lots of sand great paths to explore and a wonderful sunset
  • Small out of the way beach with gorgeous views. Parking is a little expensive for this spot, but that helps keep out the riff raff. Has outhouses, changing booths and picnic area
  • Very long Beach with plenty of space for everyone, if you want to walk (or if you're lucky enough to get a closer spot). Sand is super soft. isn't terribly crowded. After 5pm parking is free.
  • Good times, 50 dollar parking pass for the week. Not very crowded.