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Sandy Neck 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.


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Cape Codder Resort and Spa $139
Cape Codder Resort and Spa

Cape Codder Resort and Spa

1225 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Hyannis resort is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Cape Codder Water Park and Hyannis Golf Course. Hyannis Harbor is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.

    Best Western Cape Cod Hotel $87
    Best Western Cape Cod Hotel

    Best Western Cape Cod Hotel

    1470 Iyannough Rd. Rt 132, Hyannis, MA
       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly hotel is located in the city center, within 1 mi (2 km) of Hyannis Golf Course and Cape Codder Water Park. Cape Cod Carousel and Wild Animal Lagoon are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Waterfront Property, Incredible Views, Private Beach
      Waterfront Property, Incredible Views, Private Beach

      Waterfront Property, Incredible Views, Private Beach

      Barnstable, MA
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Barnstable, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of St Mary's Episcopal Church, Sturgis Library, and Coast Guard Heritage Museum. Barnstable Old Gaol and Barnstable Harbor are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Knights Inn Centerville $63
        Knights Inn Centerville

        Knights Inn Centerville

        8 Shoot Flying Hill Rd, Centerville, MA
           
          1.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Centerville, this motel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Hyannis Golf Course and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Cape Codder Water Park. Barnstable Performing Arts Center and Coast Guard Heritage Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Lamb and Lion Inn $219
          Lamb and Lion Inn

          Lamb and Lion Inn

          2504 Main Street, Barnstable, MA
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this romantic bed & breakfast is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Barnstable Harbor and within 6 mi (10 km) of Barnstable Performing Arts Center and John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. Hyannis Harbor and Kalmus Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

            Sandy Neck Beach, Many Renovations, Walk to Beach, Central AC, Private Yard
            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
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in East Sandwich, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Sandy Neck Beach, Scorton Neck Beach, and East Sandwich Beach. West Parish of Barnstable Church and Wing Fort House are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              38 Sandy Neck Rd Sd456
              38 Sandy Neck Rd Sd456

              38 Sandy Neck Rd Sd456

              East Sandwich, MA
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in East Sandwich, this romantic vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Sandy Neck Beach, Scorton Neck Beach, and East Sandwich Beach. West Parish of Barnstable Church and Wing Fort House are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Honeysuckle Hill Inn $169
                Honeysuckle Hill Inn

                Honeysuckle Hill Inn

                591 Main Street, West Barnstable, MA
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of West Parish of Barnstable Church, Sandy Neck Beach, and Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds Golf Course. Hyannis Golf Course and Barnstable Harbor are also within 6 mi (10 km).