Plymouth Beach / Long Beach

1 Ryder Way, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA


Owned By: Town of Plymouth, plus private owners

Plymouth’s largest town beach. Officially open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, with seasonal restrooms and concessions. A barrier beach, approx. 3 miles in length, it helps to protect Plymouth Harbor from storm damage. While most of the beach is owned by the town, there are also several privately-owned parcels.


Beach wheel chairs are available. To reserve one, contact the Beach Director at 508-665-3164 between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm.

This land is within the region of the Wampanoag tribe. To learn more about our local tribes, we encourage you to interact with their members. The Mashpee Wampanoag and the Herring Pond Wampanoag both share information on their websites. 

Habitats and Wildlife

This barrier beach is approx. 3 miles in length. It is bordered on its southern end by the Eel River, which empties into Plymouth Harbor just west of the beach. The beach provides protection for the harbor.

Plymouth Beach is an important breeding and nesting site for threatened and endangered shorebirds, including piping plover, least tern, Arctic tern, common tern and roseate tern. The beach is managed with the welfare of these birds in mind, with certain areas sometimes restricted to the public.

1 Ryder Way, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: Yes

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: Seasonal lifeguards.

Size: 83 acres

Hours: 8:30am to 7pm

Parking: Limited on-site parking.

Cost: A day pass fee or a resident beach sticker required for parking. Additional resident access for 4x4s available.

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Seasonal restrooms, seasonal concessions. Trash receptacles.

Visit the Plymouth Beach website for current fees and information about dog access.

Dogs: Dog rules vary by season. Visit the Plymouth Beach website for details.

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Eel River (Cape Cod Bay)

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