Red River Beach

End of Deep Hole Road and Uncle Venies Road, Harwich, MA 02645
People enjoy the sun at Red River Beach in Harwich, Cape Cod.

The largest beach in Harwich, Red River Beach stretches for nearly a third of a mile down Nantucket Sound. Swimmers will enjoy the warm waters protected by multiple lifeguard stations. Kids will love the gentle waves and jetties to explore. The beach is also great for long walks and is frequented by food and ice cream trucks. The parking lot runs parallel to the beach, providing easy access for families lugging around lots of gear. Daily passes are available from the attendants. The popular beach does attract crowds during peak summer season, but there’s typically enough room to find a spot and spread out.

Parking: 198 spaces

  • Daily $20
  • 1 Week $65
  • 2 Week $125
  • Season – $150
  • Resident – Season $30

Harwich beach stickers are required to park at town beaches from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Beach parking lots are free all other times. Weekly and seasonal passes can be used at all Harwich beaches. Day passes are sold at and valid only for Earle Road Beach, Pleasant Road Beach, Red River Beach and Long Pond.

For more information and to purchase passes visit:

Lifeguards in season
Restroom facilities
Dogs allowed on beach off-season only. Dogs are not allowed on beach June 15 through Labor Day, but dog walking is permitted in the parking lot from dawn to 9am and 4:30pm to dusk.
Moderately crowded
Warm salt water