Brant Rock Beach

330 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA

781-831-1563, 781-536-2500 x. 294

Owned By: Town of Marshfield

Public ocean beach with seasonal lifeguards and restrooms. Resident and non-resident parking. Located at the intersection of Ocean Street and Dyke Road. Best at lower tides.


The following items/activities are prohibited: alcoholic beverages, littering, glass, fires, unleashed dogs, camping, dressing/undressing, power boats, water skiing, jet skiing, diving from jetty. Raft/float use is subject to safety orders from lifeguards.

This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) and Wampanoag Native American tribes.

Trail Description

No trails. This beach features a jetty and a rocky outcropping that are accessible at all tides. Space on the beach itself is very limited during higher tides. Also, from the Brant Rock Esplanade, there is access to the Harbor Walk. A spur trail connects it to Joseph Driebeek Road. From there, to the left, the Harbor Walk extends to Harbor Park and the Marshfield Town Pier. To the right, it connects to the Brant Rock Beach parking area, Peter Igo Park, and the Green Harbor Marina.

Habitats and Wildlife

Brant Rock itself — a rocky outcropping — was named for the brant geese commonly found there. It is accessible via a jetty. Look along the northern side at low tide for tide pools. There are even some tide pool op top of the outcropping! It is located on Massachusetts Bay, on the Atlantic Ocean.

330 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: Yes

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: Lifeguards 9:30am-4:15pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Hours: Dawn to dusk.

Parking: Resident sticker parking and non-resident day passes along Hewitts Point seawall and in parking lot on Dyke Road.

Cost: Beach access is free. Parking may require a fee.

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Restrooms are located across the street, at the Comfort Station. They are open seasonally from 9:30am to 4:15pm.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash.

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Massachusetts Bay / Atlantic Ocean

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