Seagull Beach is a hub of activity during the summer when people gather on its wide shore to enjoy a beautiful day on the water. This West Yarmouth beach has a great selection of activities. Bring your binoculars for birdwatching, try skimming across the water’s surface on a kiteboard or enjoy more traditional beach pursuits of swimming and sunbathing.
Get here early to stake out a good spot on the beach. It can get busy during the summer months. Expect to see lots of young people enjoying themselves here, especially teenagers and college students out of school for the summer.
Bring along a book to read, comb the sands for pretty shells or just gaze out across Nantucket Sound and admire the brilliant blue waves in front of you. The waters are not as choppy as elsewhere on Cape Cod, making it good for both swimming and windsurfing. Kiteboarders are also drawn to the beach to practice.
Walk the length of the beach to try to spot birds. While the ubiquitous gulls will likely be present, other species can be spotted here too. The area is a home to the piping plover, a rare bird with gray, white and black coloring. These relatively small birds are usually found in sandy pieces of land like this beach.
If you plan to stay all day, bring a picnic or some cash so you can purchase snacks and refreshments from the food concessions. Just past Seagull Beach you will find Parkers River Beach, another seaside location worth visiting in the Yarmouth area. Go here for a more family-friendly vibe or set sail from one of the jetties to explore the waters off the beach.
Driving to Seagull Beach from the center of West Yarmouth will take about 5 minutes. Get here on foot from West Yarmouth in about 35 minutes. Parking is available for a fee. Other facilities at the beach include restrooms and showers. Lifeguards patrol on the beach.