Paines Creek 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 15-20

Cape Cod Beaches > Brewster Beaches


What makes Paines Creek unique?

Paines Creek is one of the best places to watch the sunset in Brewster, regardless of the season. Stony Brook is a stream that joins Cape C0d Bay at this spot. The tides come and go here and wash in and out of the marshes, the creek, and between the rocks. You can see Wing Island Conservation Area from here and it makes for a wonderfully diverse and sticking landscape in any season. As you can guess, we go there a lot and we have tons of photos from this beach.

Paines Creek is a great spot to launch your kayak or your stand up paddleboard. Parking is limited to a few spots and they are usually full except in the worst weather in January and February.

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.


Paines Creek Photos


Paines Creek Beach Resource Pages


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