Point of Rocks Beach

Fast Facts

  • Dates: Jun 15 to Sep 6, 2020
  • Times: 9-4
  • Visitor Sticker/Pass: $20 day, $150.00 season
  • Resident Sticker/Pass: $25.00 season $40 for 3+ cars
  • First come-first served. No guaranteed spot
  • $40 fine for no sticker/pass
  • Closed at 10:00 pm
  • No cookouts on public beaches (private beaches with permit)
  • No dogs on the beach in season May 15 – Sep 15
  • Northside Beach: on Cape Cod Bay
  • Brewster Flats: formed by sandbars, see at low-tide
  • Shallow: Perfect for families with small children
  • No lifeguards: at Bay Beaches
  • Parking spaces: approximately 4-6
  • Access: short sandy path
  • Public Toilets: seasonal

What makes Point of Rocks unique?

Point of Rocks Beach is a great little spot. It’s a well-known secret hiding place for photographers and artists. The landscape here is distinctive, odd and wonderful. Whichever direction you turn the scene shifts dramatically. The landscape at Point of Rocks is always changing and always surprising. The beach sits at the apex of a point with a small cove to the east, a scattering of large and small rocks in the middle, and a stretch of beach to the west. Very often, there’s a bright yellow boat tied up here that makes for a great photoshoot.

There is no parking lot here. There are a few marked parking spaces alongside the road. There might be four places to park and it is not easy to turn around.

The Brewster Flats are formed by a sandbar that makes what I call a shallow swimming pool. Parents can relax and let the little ones splash around in the surf without being overtaken by gigantic waves. Disclaimer, you know you’ve always got to watch them though, you never know what they’re going to get into. At low tide, the flats become a playground for amateur oceanographers, big, small, young, and old. The array of sea life that one can observe here is magnificent and always changing. You’ll find tidal pools, clam beds, oyster farms, seaweed, marsh grass, small collectible stones, huge boulders, and more. The flats also make for dramatic photos at sundown as the tides make for rippled, wavy patterns in the sand that collect water and reflect back the amazing colors of the setting sun.

Point of Rocks Beach Landing Photos

Point of Rocks Beach Resource Pages

Map of Point of Rocks Beach

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