Brewster, MA

Travel Guide
Brewster showing a house
In the heart of Cape Cod, this town combines beachfront and rural neighborhoods with genuine Old New England culture.

Whether you plan on coming to Cape Cod annually or are visiting just once, Brewster is an ideal place to begin your adventure. Swim in the ocean or stroll down grass-lined streets past quaint estates and second homes. Sit near a quiet stream or play mini golf. Wake up every morning with many great choices for the day’s activities.

Experience the beauty ofNickerson State Park. Glacially formed kettle ponds and densely forested areas with hiking and biking trails make this an excellent place for an outdoor adventure. Camp, bike or fish for trout.

Beautiful New England beaches line the northern edges of Brewster.Paine’s Creek Beachis an intimate setting with dazzling sunset views. Its large area lets you avoid crowds and make your beach experience feel exclusive. For swimming and traditional beach lounging activities, try the sandyBreakwater Beach, which has permit parking. Spend the day sunbathing and cooling off in the water.

Aside from the beach and outdoors, Brewster is filled with family attractions. Deepen your knowledge of the marshlands with a session at theCape Cod Museum of Natural History. While you’re here, enjoy gorgeous views while walking along the trails extending from the back of the museum to the beach along backchannels.

For a unique Cape Cod outdoor experience, follow theCape Cod Rail Trail. Formerly a railroad right-of-way, this trail stretches 22 miles (35.4 kilometres) through six different towns. Rent a bike at one of several locations along the trail and cycle over miles of paved pathways through the green landscape. Bring a bathing suit in case you decide to take a swim where the trail meets the ocean or a lake.

To reach Brewster, drive 47 miles (76 kilometers) east around the Cape fromPlymouth,Massachusetts. Fly intoBoston Logan International Airportand drive 87 miles (140 kilometers) or intoBarnstable Municipal AirportinHyannisand drive 17 miles (27 kilometers). Charming inns and other accommodations provide welcoming lodgings for an extended stay.

Where to stay in Brewster

The Villages at Ocean Edge
The Villages at Ocean Edge
3.5 out of 5
One Villages Drive, Brewster, MA, 02631
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $135 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
$135
per night
Feb 12 - Feb 13
Stay at this 3.5-star spa resort in Brewster. Enjoy free parking, 3 outdoor pools, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (803 reviews)
"Absolutely beautiful and comfortable."

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

The Villages at Ocean Edge
Brewster Green Resort, a VRI resort
Brewster Green Resort, a VRI resort
3.5 out of 5
203 Lund Farm Way, Brewster, MA, 02631
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Brewster. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (55 reviews)
Beautiful place
"Amazing beautiful place. Far surpassed our expectations! Staff was great and professional"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Brewster Green Resort, a VRI resort
The Mansion at Ocean Edge
The Mansion at Ocean Edge
4 out of 5
2907 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631
The price is $209 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
$209
per night
Feb 12 - Feb 13
Stay at this 4-star luxury hotel in Brewster. Enjoy free parking, 3 outdoor pools, and a private beach. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,005 reviews)
"It's a resort, and it's understandable why people from all over the world go here, even tho it's pricy. It's beautiful in the winter, and spectacular in the summer."

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

The Mansion at Ocean Edge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Brewster Green Resort, a VRI resort
Brewster Green Resort, a VRI resort
3.5 out of 5
203 Lund Farm Way, Brewster, MA, 02631
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Brewster. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (55 reviews)
Beautiful place
"Amazing beautiful place. Far surpassed our expectations! Staff was great and professional"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Brewster Green Resort, a VRI resort
Adorable condo w/ patio, hared pool & hot tub - close to the water
Adorable condo w/ patio, hared pool & hot tub - close to the water
Brewster, MA
Stay at this golf condo in Brewster. Enjoy a fitness center, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Stony Brook Grist Mill and Ocean Edge Golf Club ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (15 reviews)
Perfect location and spacious
"We were very happy with this rental property. Very spacious and it’s in a great location."

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Adorable condo w/ patio, hared pool & hot tub - close to the water
Cozy apartment on a private horse farm near the beaches and forest conservation
Cozy apartment on a private horse farm near the beaches and forest conservation
Brewster, MA
Stay at this apartment in Brewster. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Review
"I enjoyed seeing the horses from the spacious porch."

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Cozy apartment on a private horse farm near the beaches and forest conservation
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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