Beaches, Regulations and Other Facts
Beaches in Brewster:
Public Saltwater Beaches are on Cape Cod Bay. Starting from the east end of town these are: Crosby Landing, Linnell Landing, Ellis Landing, Point of Rocks Landing, Breakwater Beach, Saint's Landing, Robbins Hill Beach, and Paines Creek Beach. There Are No Lifeguards at Bay Beaches and portable toilets are provided at Paines Creek, Mant's (Robbins Hill), Saints, Ellis, Linnell, Breakwater, and Crosby from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.
Freshwater Beaches are at Long Pond and Sheep Pond. Long Pond is accessible from Crowell's Bog Road, off Route 124. A lifeguard is on duty from July 4th weekend to Labor Day Weekend, seven days a week, from 9am to 4pm. Portable toilets are available. And Sheep Pond, accessible from Fisherman's Landing and Upper Mill Pond, accessible from Run Hill Road, has no lifeguards, but portable toilets are available.
Brewster's Saltwater Beaches are all on the northern boarder of the town.
Beach names correlate to name of the road that leads to the beach!
Beach Parking Permits are required 9am-3pm daily, June 15 through September 2 at all town beaches and landings. Note that after 3pm a parking permit is not required and beaches close at 10pm.
Permits are sold 7 days a week starting June 1 at the rear entrance of the Brewster Town Office Building, Brewster Chamber of Commerce Information Center, 2198 Main St (Route 6A) from 9am-3pm (896-4511).
Residents: $20/season (Residents must provide auto registration and proof of residence.)
Non-Residents: $15/day, $50/week, $150/season
Daily or Weekly Passes must be displayed inside the rear window of the vehicle.
Seasonal Passes are to be affixed on the back bumper of the vehicle.
This permit does not guarantee a parking place at any of the beaches as there is limited parking at the Town beaches and actual parking is on a first come basis. There is a $30.00 fine for all parking violations, including parking at a beach without a valid permit.
Cookouts and bonfires on beaches are allowed only on private beaches and only with permits issued by the Brewster Fire Department. No fires are allowed on public beaches.
Dogs are not allowed on beaches between the dates of May 1st and October 1st.
Fishing - Freshwater: Brewster ponds are popular for fishing and licenses are required. Licenses may be purchased by credit card at True Value Hardware, Route 6A in Brewster, and from Massachusetts Outdoors (www.sport.state.ma.us). True Value also sells bait and tackle.
Fishing - Salt Water: Most saltwater fishermen are required to register with the National Saltwater Angler Registry. The license can be obtained by calling 1-888-MRIP-411 or at www.countmyfish.noaa.gov. The exception to this requirement is when fishing from a licensed charter boat.
Fishing - Shellfish: Shell fishing for soft shell clams, sea clams, mussels, quahogs, razor clams, sea worms or eels is only allowed by permit or license. Shellfish permits can be obtained at Town Hall, Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM in the Selectmen's Office September 1 - June 30 except holidays. From July 1 - August 30, including holidays, they may be purchased from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the Information Center in Town Hall.
Resident over 70 years of age (lifetime License): $5.00
Resident Annual Shellfish Permit: $20.00
Non-Resident Annual Permit: $100.00
Non-Resident (one week): $15.00
Moorings: To moor a boat in Brewster, an application must be filed with the Natural Resources department and all moorings (existing and new) must apply annually. Applications are available on the Town of Brewster's website. For questions contact the Natural Resources Department, main floor of Town Hall, 2198 Main Street. Brewster, MA 02631- (508) 896-4546