South Cape Beach

Great Oak Road, Mashpee, MA 02649
People relax on the shore of South Cape Beach in Mashpee, Cape Cod.

Mashpee’s only ocean beach, South Cape Beach is a narrow strip of sand that stretches for over a mile and features amazing panoramic views of Martha’s Vineyard. The beach is divided into a town-owned section and a state-owned section. Both sections are relatively narrow and very popular, so you might have to do a little walking to find room to spread out.

The town parking lot runs alongside the beach, so it’s a little easier to get to and from your car with beach gear. The state parking lot is larger, but requires a bit of a walk to the beach. Only the state parking lot offers daily parking.

Town Parking Lot: 124 spaces

  • Weekly $50
  • Season (Resident) $30

State Parking Lot: 225+ spaces

  • Daily (MA license plate) $15
  • Daily (Out of state license plate) $40
  • Season (MA resident) $60

A weekly visitor pass or seasonal resident pass is required to park at all town-owned Mashpee beaches from mid-June until Labor Day. Passes are valid for Attaquin Park, John’s Pond and the town lot at South Cape Beach.

For more information and to purchase passes visit:

A daily fee or Massachusetts state park seasonal pass is required to park in the state-owned lot at South Cape Beach. For more information and to purchase passes visit:

Lifeguards in season
Portable Toilets
Dogs are allowed only at the state owned portion of South Cape Beach between September 15th and April 1st. Dogs are prohibited from the town beach at all times.
Heavy crowds
Warm salt water