Scargo Beach

Dr Lord’s Road S, Dennis, MA 02638
A lifeguard stand sits along the shores of Scargo Beach in Dennis, Cape Cod.

The Scargo Beach area doesn’t offer much of an actual beach, but the freshwater pond is great for kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and has a roped off area for swimming. If you’re looking for more room to spread out along the shore, Princess Beach just down the road, and also on Scargo Lake, is a better option.

Parking: 24 spots

  • Daily $30
  • Weekly $90
  • Season (Resident Taxpayer) $50
  • Season (Long term renters) $180
  • Season (Non-resident) $360

Dennis beach passes or a daily fee are required to park from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Daily fees are cash only and accepted at all public parking areas with the exception of Depot Street Beach and Raycroft Beach. Passes are valid at all Dennis beaches, however Bayview Beach, Cold Storage Beach and Harborview Beach lots are restricted to resident parking only. West Dennis Beach and South Village Beach both have parking areas designated for residents only, in addition to open public parking.

For more information and to purchase passes visit:

Lifeguards in season
Portable toilet
Dogs allowed off-season only. No dogs Memorial Day through Labor Day
Light crowds
Warm fresh water