Spruce Hill

Spruce Hill Conservation Area, Brewster, MA 02631
The entrance to the Spruce Hill conservation area in Brewster, Cape Cod.

For adventurous types who aren’t afraid of a bit of a hike, the Spruce Hill conservation area has a trail that leads down to a public beach that is one of Brewster’s best kept secrets. There is a small parking area just behind the white house at 3171 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631 (There are no signs, and it might feel like you’re trespassing, but rest assured the house is owned by the Brewster Historical Society). A half mile trail from the parking area leads to a boardwalk and stairs over the dunes to the bay. Crowds are almost non-existent thanks to the secluded and secretive location of the beach.

Parking: 12 spaces

  • Daily $20
  • Season (Residents) $25
  • Season (Non-residents) $150

A Brewster beach pass is required to park at town beaches between the hours of 9am and 4pm from June 15th through September 1st. Parking is free all other times. Parking enforcement is conducted using plate reader technology and all lots are unattended, so passes must be purchased online in advance. Passes are valid for all Brewster beaches with the exception of First Light Beach, which requires a resident sticker.

For more information and to purchase passes visit:

No lifeguards
No restrooms
Dogs allowed off-season only. No dogs May 15 through September 15.
Light crowds
Warm salt water