On the east side of Sesuit Harbor, Harborview Beach is aptly named. There’s lots of room for plenty of visitors. Gentle waves make it a great place for younger children still learning to swim.
Mayflower Beach is a gorgeous beach on Cape Cod Bay that’s great for people of all ages. Children will enjoy the many shallow pools created at low tide, while parents will enjoy the serenity of the a calm beach. Among the most scenic of Dennis’ 16 beaches, it features a boardwalk that stretches from the large parking lot over the dunes to the beach below. This is a favorite spot for families. Mayflower Beach reveals hundreds of feet of tidal flats at low tide.
Don’t let the name mislead you, Dennis Pond is indeed in Yarmouth. This freshwater pond with a medium-sized beach has calm waters and soft sand. It’s a good family beach and it’s not too crowded. There are restrooms and a seasonal snack bar.
For freshwater swimming, Scargo Lake has two beaches with restrooms, playgrounds, and a picnic area. The sandy-bottom lake is shallow along the shore, which is ideal for children. It is surrounded by woods and is stocked for fishing. This is the perfect beach for older kids who want to go to the beach without their parents.