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.
- 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.