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Authors: Marco & Angelo

Authors: Marco & Angelo

We own the Candleberry Inn, a boutique bed and breakfast in central Cape Cod. We're glad to share our recommendations on all the great things to explore throughout Cape Cod.

Where are the Best Beaches in Cape Cod for Swimming?

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    Sand, surf, and sun await on Cape Cod! Pristine beaches line the coast to make it an ideal summer spot. Plus, the water heats up enough during the summer to be comfortable to swim in! So, where are the best beaches in Cape Cod for swimming?

    Figuring out the best beaches in Cape Cod for swimming is just part of trip planning. Luckily for you, we have a resource that will save you from hours of research! Our complimentary Vacation Guide includes handpicked, local recommendations on all the best things to do and see in the area. Get your copy today!

    Where are the Best Beaches in Cape Cod for Swimming?

    Breakwater Beach

    We love Breakwater Beach because it is never too crowded even though it is one of the most popular beaches in town. Plus, it’s just a 2-minute drive or 15-minute walk from Candleberry Inn! During the summer, the water is at a comfortable 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit, so it’s at an optimal temperature to cool off.

    Coast Guard Beach

    Coast Guard Beach in Cape CodCoast Guard Beach is known as one of the best beaches in Cape Cod for swimming. The sands here are pristine; we recommend borrowing our beach chairs and towels to lay out in the sun! When you get too hot, take a dip in the ocean. It is not rocky like other beaches in the area, so you don’t have to worry about where you step underwater.

    Paine’s Creek

    Located on the bay side of the Cape, the waters at Paine’s Creek Landing and Beach are always calm. During low tide, the water can be up to a mile away from the beach. However, small tidal pools usually take its place! Many people can be seen splashing around in these pools before they set out to take a dip in the ocean.

    Corporation Beach

    Corporation Beach is a very popular spot on a hot summer day! Because this beach is shaped like a crescent, it creates a tidal pool that is fun to wade in. The water in the bay is warm and calm, making it one of the best beaches in Cape Cod for swimming. Sit back and relax on the sand as you watch the distant boats sail through the bay!

    West Dennis Beach

    West Dennis Beach is always a good place to spend the day! The beach itself spans over a mile of shoreline and the parking lot has room for more than 100 cars, so it rarely gets too crowded. This beach isn’t known for waves, but there is surf from time to time making it a fun spot to swim.

    Enjoy a Summer Stay at Candleberry Inn

    Cricket Room bedHave the vacation of a lifetime at Candleberry Inn! Centrally located on the Cape, our elegant bed and breakfast is near many of the best beaches in Cape Cod for swimming. Whether you are looking for the perfect place for a girl’s weekend or a romantic getaway, we have the ideal accommodations for you. Plus, you get to start each day of your vacation off right with our delicious, homemade breakfast! Book your stay today!

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