First Beach

93 Town Neck Road, Sandwich, MA 02563
Kids walk along the rocky shore of First Beach in Sandwich, Cape Cod.

The first beach you’ll encounter on the north shore of Cape Cod, First Beach is a popular spot for relaxing, walking, fishing and sunsets. Take a hike down the rocky beach to the jetty at the entrance to the Cape Cod Canal to watch boats pass by. The parking lot is shared with the Tree House Brewing Company, who often have food trucks.

Parking: 54 spaces

  • Daily $20
  • Weekly $50
  • Season $105
  • Season (Resident) $35

A Sandwich beach pass or daily fee is required to park at all Sandwich beaches between the hours of 9am – 5pm from Memorial Day until Labor Day, with the exception of Scusset Beach (fee required May 14th through October 30th). Parking is free all other times.

Resident passes are valid at all Sandwich beaches with the exception of Scusset Beach. Resident passes are also valid for Sandy Neck Beach in Barnstable. Non-resident passes are not valid for Scusset Beach, Wakeby Lake at Ryder Conservation, Snake Pond Beach, Peter’s Pond at Oakcrest Cove or Sandy Neck Beach.

For more information and to purchase passes visit:

No lifeguards
Portable toilet
Dogs allowed off-season only. No dogs April 1 through September 15.
Moderately crowded
Warm salt water