With over a half mile of some of the sandiest beach on Cape Cod and rolling dunes, Scusset’s day use beach, located on Cape Cod Bay, is a very popular destination in the summertime.


The beach is great for sun bathing, swimming, surf casting (in designated areas), walking to the stone jetty, metal detecting or ship watching. A new ADA compliant boardwalk allows easy access to the beach.


In season, late June through Labor Day, There are lifeguards on duty, a concession stand and restrooms with showers for the public. Beach wheel chairs are also available and it is suggested you call the office ahead of time to make reservations.


Due to the yearly arrival of the piping plover, an endangered bird, pets are not allowed on the beach from April 1st to September 15th each year. However, they are allowed the rest of the year and the beach is a popular place for dog walkers in the off season. Kite flying is also not allowed for the same time period.


Please remember that alcohol and flotation devices are not allowed for everyone’s safety.


Please plan on arriving early as many times during the summer the park reaches capacity and has to close for several hours/


Scusset Beach State Reservation, located on Cape Cod Bay at the east end of the Cape Cod Canal, is a very popular swimming fishing, and camping area operated by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. One of the best areas in Massachusetts for fun in the sun, it is a wonderful place to visit for day outings and camping during the summer months, and weekend camping is even offered off-season.

It features:

  • A beautiful, sandy salt-water beach with lifeguards during the summer,
  • Boardwalks over the dunes make the beach and jetty handicap accessible.
  • Handicap wheelchairs are available for beach use. Please call and reserve ahead.
  • A beach bathhouse and concession open during the summer season.
  • A campground with 98 RV sites, 5 tent sites, and a Safari Field for camping clubs.
  • Park Interpreter’s programs available to all at the Nature Center and other areas of the park.

Scusset Beach, on the Cape Cod Canal, offers a great opportunities for:

  • Swimming on Scusset’s sandy beach.
  • Walking, biking, hiking along the paved 7-mile Canal Access road from the East end at Scusset Beach to the Rail Road bridge at the West end.
  • Fishing, at the jetty, Fish Pier, or all along the canal
  • Watching the boats of many varieties on this canal waterway between Cape Cod Bay and Buzzard’s Bay.

The Fish Pier is not only a great place to fish but also an excellent spot to watch the Canal traffic. Family picnics and outings are often held in the shady picnic area, where charcoal grills are available for cooking. Restrooms are available in this area.


Scusset Beach State Reservation offers one of the most popular campgrounds in the Massachusetts State Park system. There are 98 RV sites, 5 tents and a rally field for organized groups.


Scusset’s RV sites offer a blacktop pad, Picnic table, Individual electric hookups (20-30 & 50 amps per site) and shared water hookups. Sorry, propane fire pits only are allowed on RV sites.


Scusset’s 5 tent sites are private, with a picnic table and fire pit for cooking.


The Safari Field is available weekends during the summer and is for rally camping only. Please contact the park for questions about the Safari area.


The campground has a central comfort station with free showers and an outside dish washing station and recycling area. 4 Dumpsters are located through out the campground for campers use. A community fire pit and horseshoe pits are located near the campground entrance.


The parks Nature center and nature programs are available in Late June, July and August.


As the campground is extremely popular, Reservations through Reserve America are strongly recommended.