Breakwater Landing Beach
Upper Breakwater Beach, Breakwater Road, Brewster, MA, USA

Directions: Route 6 to Breakwater Road to end

Best for
Gentle Waves
Handicap Access
Large Parking Lot
Great for Families & Children
Walks out onto the Flats at Low Tide

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 5-6
  • Access: Wood stairs

What makes Breakwater Landing unique?

Breakwater Landing is wonderfully tiny and photogenic. It is a small jewel. There’s more of a high bank here than a lot of the Brewster beaches, so you get a better view of the entire beach. As you stand on the stairs facing north, to your right/east is a view of the larger Breakwater beach and the other beaches that stretch out into the distance. You can see all the way to Point of Rocks Beach from here.

Other names: Sometimes Brewster Landing is called Upper Breakwater or Little Breakwater.

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.

Breakwater Landing Photos

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Breakwater Landing Beach
Upper Breakwater Beach, Breakwater Road, Brewster, MA, USA

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