Brewster, MA

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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 of Nickerson 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 Beach is 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 sandy Breakwater 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 the Cape 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 the Cape 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 from Plymouth, Massachusetts. Fly into Boston Logan International Airport and drive 87 miles (140 kilometers) or into Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis and 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
The price is $129 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 29
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! (711 reviews)
"shuttle to and from the main resort was so helpful. staff friendly and efficient which nice to have during off season on the cape."

Reviewed on Nov 15, 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 $225 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 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! (993 reviews)
"Very comfortable bed! Spacious room. Great location. Very nice stay!"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

The Mansion at Ocean Edge
Brewster by the Sea Inn
Brewster by the Sea Inn
4 out of 5
716 Main Street, Brewster, MA
The price is $245 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
Located in West Brewster, this romantic bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Harris-Black House and Higgins Farm Windmill and Cape Cod Museum of Natural ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (92 reviews)
"An unbelievably charming inn in an unbeatable location - the inn keeper was friendly and attentive. I loved all of her thoughtful attention to detail. A complete delight!"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Brewster by the Sea Inn
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
Situated in Brewster, this condo resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Nickerson State Park, Brewster Historical Society Museum, and Cape Rep Theatre. Crosby Landing ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (30 reviews)
"This was my second time staying here. It’s the perfect size. Has everything I need. Is close to beaches, golf, bike trail. The price is very reasonable. The staff is very friendly, welcoming and attentive. Had an issue with keys. Within 10 minutes, maintenance was there and fixed the issue. Made ..."

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Brewster Green Resort, a VRI resort
Luxury Villa at Ocean Edge Resort located at Endicott Village - golf view
Luxury Villa at Ocean Edge Resort located at Endicott Village - golf view
Brewster, MA
This family-friendly Brewster villa is located by the sea, within 3 mi (5 km) of Sheep Pond, Brewster Ladies' Library and Brewster Historical Society Museum. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Such a great getaway
"Seamless. Everything was ready for us. Would 100% recommend!"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Luxury Villa at Ocean Edge Resort located at Endicott Village - golf view
Book it now! Clean cute family-friendly Ocean Edge cond
Book it now! Clean cute family-friendly Ocean Edge cond
Brewster, MA
This family-friendly Brewster condo building is located by the sea, within 3 mi (5 km) of Brewster Historical Society Museum, Sheep Pond and Cape Rep Theatre. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (43 reviews)
Great Stay!
"Stayed here for a wedding we were attending at Ocean Edge. Amal was accommodating and great at communicating what we needed for our stay. The place was clean and well kept. Would definitely stay here again!"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Book it now! Clean cute family-friendly Ocean Edge cond
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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