Wakeby Lake at Ryder Conservation

S Sandwich Road, Sandwich, MA 02563
A lifeguard chair sits on the shore at Wakeby Lake at Ryder Conservation in Sandwich, Cape Cod.

Featuring a large sandy beach, picnic area, playground and walking trails, Wakeby Lake at Ryder Conservation has something to keep all ages entertained. Located a little off the beaten path, deep in the woods of a conservation area, Wakeby Lake is a great spot to escape the crowds and relax. The roped off guarded swimming area is perfect for small children. Kayakers and paddleboarders will enjoy exploring the massive freshwater pond. Parking is limited to resident passholders only, and the gates close shortly after the lifeguards leave at 4pm.


  • Resident parking only ($35/season)

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:

Lifeguards in season
Restroom facilities
Dogs allowed off-season only. No dogs May 15 through September 15.
Light crowds
Warm fresh water