Breakwater Beach

Vacation Travel Guide
Breakwater Beach showing a beach

Swim in the clear, shallow waters of this sandy bay and return at low water to explore a sprawling field of fascinating tidal pools.

Search for shellfish hiding in the shallows or find a sunny, sheltered spot to rest in the dunes at beautiful Breakwater Beach.

Although a much-loved spot, the large size of Breakwater Beach ensures there is always plenty of room to escape the crowds. Put your sunglasses on and lie back on the warm sand or play beach games of Frisbee or volleyball. Explore the steep sand dunes behind the beach where you can spot birds and lizards among the thick bushes.

At high tide the beach is a great place to swim, as the shallow water ensures conditions are usually calm and the water is an agreeable temperature through the summer. Explore the coastline on a kayak or paddleboard or take a boat out to deeper water for some fishing. You will need your own watersports equipment as there are no rental shops nearby.

When the ocean begins to recede, notice the dinghies and fishing boats that are left slumped on the shore. The tide here races out, leaving almost 1 mile (2 kilometers) of open space at low water. See crabs and crayfish that wait in pools for the tide to return or continue on to the gently breaking waves. Put on a snorkel and mask to see the fish that inhabit the shallows or paddle your way toward Cobb’s Point to the west.

Treat yourself to ice cream from the truck that regularly drives through the parking lot. Return to the beach for a final swim and watch the setting sun over Cape Cod Bay.

Breakwater Beach is a 2-minute drive north of Brewster along Breakwater Road. Use the ample car parking available at a small charge or ride a bike here and lock it securely. There is no permanent café although toilet facilities are available throughout the vacation season.

Top Hotels Close to Breakwater Beach

The Villages at Ocean Edge
The Villages at Ocean Edge
3.5 out of 5
One Villages Drive, Brewster, MA
The price is $150 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
This family-friendly Brewster resort is located near the beach, 2 mi (3.2 km) from Breakwater Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cape Cod Museum of Natural History ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (701 reviews)
"Both slider screens had fallen off- we were unable to lock one slider door, lock had broken off - part of the shower turn handle was loose and was a bit difficult to maneuver-for us level A was tough, we are older and had no idea what level we were given. We should have been told there was no elevator ..."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

The Villages at Ocean Edge
The Mansion at Ocean Edge
The Mansion at Ocean Edge
4 out of 5
2907 Main Street, Brewster, MA
The price is $255 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Brewster, this beachfront resort is in the historical district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Brewster Historical Society Museum, Nickerson State Park, ...
4/5 Very Good! (998 reviews)
"Great variety of things to do, without having to leave the property. Premises well maintained. Friendly and extremely helpful staff all over the property."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

The Mansion at Ocean Edge
Private Beach Access, Great Family Get Away.
Private Beach Access, Great Family Get Away.
Brewster, MA
This family-friendly Brewster vacation home is located on the waterfront, within 2 mi (3 km) of Brewster Ladies' Library and Breakwater Beach. Cape Cod Museum ...
5/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Comfortable home in lovely location
"The Brewster flats are a wonder, full of marine life, and the proximity to beach from this comfortable home made our week special and relaxing. We also enjoyed the backyard fire pit, hammock, and deck - along with the wildlife - countless birds, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits . It is so easy to enjoy ..."

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

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The Villages at Ocean Edge
The Villages at Ocean Edge
3.5 out of 5
One Villages Drive, Brewster, MA
The price is $150 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
The Villages at Ocean Edge
The Mansion at Ocean Edge
The Mansion at Ocean Edge
4 out of 5
2907 Main Street, Brewster, MA
The price is $255 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
The Mansion at Ocean Edge
Private Beach Access, Great Family Get Away.
Private Beach Access, Great Family Get Away.
Brewster, MA
Private Beach Access, Great Family Get Away.
Captain Freeman Inn
Captain Freeman Inn
4 out of 5
15 Breakwater Road, Brewster, MA
Captain Freeman Inn
Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod
Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod
4.5 out of 5
1882 Main St, Brewster, MA
The price is $239 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 17
Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod
Pepper House Inn
Pepper House Inn
3 out of 5
2062 Main Street RT. 6A, Brewster, MA
Pepper House Inn
The Old Manse Inn
The Old Manse Inn
4.5 out of 5
1861 Main St., Route 6A, Brewster, MA
The price is $219 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
The Old Manse Inn
Charming 2BR Cottage with Access To Cape Cod Bay
Charming 2BR Cottage with Access To Cape Cod Bay
Brewster, MA
Charming 2BR Cottage with Access To Cape Cod Bay
Pets Considered Brewster rental!
Pets Considered Brewster rental!
Brewster, MA
Pets Considered Brewster rental!
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