Sagamore Beach

Sagamore Beach is one of the most popular summer destinations in Massachusetts. This has everything to do with the village's location. You can find Sagamore Beach fronting Cape Cod, and right next door is the Scusset Beach State Reservation. All you need to get to Cape Cod Island is a quick drive across the Sagamore Bridge, and it takes even less time to venture down to Scusset Beach.

While Sagamore Beach is a village of Bourne Massachusetts and can be found within the borders of Barnstable County, it isn't located on Cape Cod Island. Instead, it sits just across the Cape Cod Channel on the Massachusetts mainland. Also worth noting in relation to location is the fact that the village fronts Cape Cod Bay. The relatively calm waters of Cape Cod Bay help to make swimming at Scusset Beach a very popular activity, and fishing enthusiasts might make note of the fact that the area is home to a great fishing pier.

Sagamore Beach is largely a residential, and while it boasts a small commercial district, it is the Scusset Beach State Reservation that is largely responsible for drawing visitors in. The sandy beach at this state park features picturesque dunes, and due to its relatively long length, finding a spot isn't usually difficult for visitors. During the peak Cape Cod tourism season, or summer, lifeguards are on duty at Scusset Beach and visitors can also take advantage of the seasonal snack bar service. At dusk, it is possible to fish along Scusset Beach, and tides permitting, it is possible to fish along the Cape Cod Canal at any time of day.

Camping at the Scusset Beach State Reservation is a possibility for those who wish to stay in the Sagamore Beach area. The 98-site camping area at the park is popular, especially with trailer campers. Amenities include restrooms, water, and a dump station. The main camping season is early May to mid-October. For those who prefer having walls around them, the Cape Cod area offers plenty of hotels and vacation rentals.

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