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7/30/2015 6:58:57 PM
Sandy Neck Beach Status


Off Road Vehicle
Updated: 7/25/2015 9:42:26 AM

The beach is open to just east of Trail 2. This means 1.8 miles of beach is available for ORV use. The daytripper area portion of the beach is clearly marked.

Daytrippers-Please park perpendicular with your headlights towards the dune.

Campers--Please park perpendicular 15-feet apart (between campers).

The speed limit is 5mph

Camp Fires
Updated: 3/28/2013 1:03:56 PM

Weather permitting, evening camp fires (including cooking fires) on the front beach are allowed after sunset or 7:00PM, whichever is earlier. Fires must be placed on the Cape Cod Bay side of the established ORV corridor. The Park Manager or NRO have final discretion on all fires.

Fishing and Shellfishing
Updated: 7/4/2015 7:55:50 AM

The beach is open to just east of Trail #2. There will be no vehicle access to the shellfish beds until further notice.

Horseback Riding
Updated: 6/8/2015 2:17:51 PM

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The beach is open to Trail 2. Horses are only allowed on the front of the beach up to closure line until further notice.


Cottage Owners
Updated: 7/25/2015 9:42:37 AM

Currently, 1.8 miles of the beach is open. This means Trail 2 is open for cottage owner vehicle access. Trails 6, 5 and 4 are closed.

The escort schedule is as follows (you must call the gatehouse to make a reservation):
8:15AM (on) * 9:00AM (off)
10:30AM (on) * 11:00AM (off)
12:30PM (on) * 1:00PM (off)
3:30PM (on) * 4:00PM (off)
6:00PM (on) * 6:30PM (off)
In addition, we will continue to provide escorts upon request as long at said escorts are arranged in advance by prior reservation.

• Remember we can not escort after dusk.
• We will need a 24 hour advanced notice if you need an escort during the morning hours before 8:00 AM.
• Supervisors are only available to schedule escorts between 8AM and 11PM.
• Please meet the ranger (for an escort off the beach) at the closure rope at the mouth of Trail 6. Do not drive past the rope even if it is down.
• If you have any questions please call the Gatehouse 362-8300.

Fat Tire Bikes
Updated: 7/4/2015 7:55:37 AM

The beach is open to just east of Trail #2.
Bikes are only allowed on the front of the beach up to Trail 2 (closure line) and the side Trails including the Marsh Trail. No bikes are allowed on Little Neck or Sandy Neck Point until further notice.


Sandy Neck Beach Park
425 Sandy Neck Road
W. Barnstable, Ma 02668
Gatehouse: 508-362-8300
MEA Office: 508-790-6272

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