Sandy Neck Beach

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Sandy Neck Beach showing a sunset and a pebble beach

Breathtaking views and a rich variety of wildlife along this barrier beach make it a worthwhile trip any time of year.

Sandy Neck Beach is prized for its seclusion and for the journey that separates it from the rest of the area. As you leave the beach and travel southward inland, you will encounter precious sand dunes and maritime forests. Proceed on hiking trails into areas reachable only by foot. Here, find unforgettable views of marshlands and the ocean.

When you visit Sandy Neck Beach, take hikes along the trails that run into these dune, wetland and forest areas. Avoid deviating from the paths, which have been carefully planned to minimize environmental damage from foot travel.

Look for gulls and crows emerging from clumps of bayberry, beach plum and sea rocket. Observe an owl flying overhead to his perch leeward of a bluff. Mollusk shells are hidden among rocks that have weathered millennia. Skip stones out onto the surface of the breaking waves. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a diamondback terrapin.

Like most of Cape Cod, the water at Sandy Neck Beach ranges from a deep marine blue to a clear jade. Its warmth and gentle surf make the shore perfect for frolicking in the small waves or cooling your ankles in the shallow water. Stroll down the length of this coast and enjoy the views of green vegetation on one side and a calming horizon on the other. Feel the moist sand sink under your feet as you walk along a sandbar at low tide.

Sandy Neck Beach is 8 miles (12.8 kilometers) from Barnstable. Check ahead for parking fees and RV parking.

Because of its rockier shores, Sandy Neck Beach is free of big crowds, making it a natural choice for a sunrise or sunset viewing experiences. Set a blanket down on beach grass and sea rocket and relax in a moment of peaceful bliss. You may drift into a long, undisturbed nap.

Top Hotels Close to Sandy Neck Beach

Cape Codder Resort and Spa
Cape Codder Resort and Spa
3 out of 5
1225 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA
The price is $143 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
This family-friendly Hyannis resort is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Hyannis Golf Course and Hyannis Harbor. Cape Cod Carousel and Cape Cod ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (982 reviews)
"The kids love the water park"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Cape Codder Resort and Spa
Lamb and Lion Inn
Lamb and Lion Inn
3 out of 5
2504 Main Street, Barnstable, MA
Situated near the beach, this romantic bed & breakfast is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Barnstable Harbor and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sandy Neck Beach and Barnstable Performing ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (11 reviews)
"Clean. Has pool. Excellent location. Staff helpful and available. Could use updating."

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Lamb and Lion Inn
If Privacy is what you want then this is the place for you.
If Privacy is what you want then this is the place for you.
West Barnstable, MA
Situated near the beach, this vacation home is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from West Parish of Barnstable Church and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Sandy Neck Beach. Scorton Neck ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Great property
"Great property spacious and clean!but lots of mosquitos. Far from beach, a beach parking pass would have been helpful on a busy Labor Day weekend."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

If Privacy is what you want then this is the place for you.
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Best Western Cape Cod Hotel
Best Western Cape Cod Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1470 Iyannough Rd. Rt 132, Hyannis, MA
The price is $87 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Best Western Cape Cod Hotel
Cape Codder Resort and Spa
Cape Codder Resort and Spa
3 out of 5
1225 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA
The price is $143 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Cape Codder Resort and Spa
Lamb and Lion Inn
Lamb and Lion Inn
3 out of 5
2504 Main Street, Barnstable, MA
Lamb and Lion Inn
If Privacy is what you want then this is the place for you.
If Privacy is what you want then this is the place for you.
West Barnstable, MA
If Privacy is what you want then this is the place for you.
Sandy Neck Beach,  Many Renovations, Walk to beach, Central AC, Private Yard
Sandy Neck Beach, Many Renovations, Walk to beach, Central AC, Private Yard
East Sandwich, MA
Sandy Neck Beach, Many Renovations, Walk to beach, Central AC, Private Yard
BRAND NEW LISTING! 3 NIGHT MINIMUM. NEAR SANDY NECK BEACH on Cape Cod Bay.
BRAND NEW LISTING! 3 NIGHT MINIMUM. NEAR SANDY NECK BEACH on Cape Cod Bay.
West Barnstable, MA
BRAND NEW LISTING! 3 NIGHT MINIMUM. NEAR SANDY NECK BEACH on Cape Cod Bay.
Designer Coastal Cape Cottage
Designer Coastal Cape Cottage
West Barnstable, MA
Designer Coastal Cape Cottage
Sandy Neck Custom Home | 4 Living Rooms, Sunroom, Central AC | Walk to Beach
Sandy Neck Custom Home | 4 Living Rooms, Sunroom, Central AC | Walk to Beach
East Sandwich, MA
Sandy Neck Custom Home | 4 Living Rooms, Sunroom, Central AC | Walk to Beach
Bursley Manor
Bursley Manor
3 out of 5
651 Main Street Route 6A, West Barnstable, MA
Bursley Manor
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.