Sandy Beach

345 Atlantic Avenue, Cohasset, MA, USA

Owned By: Sandy Beach Association

Private beach for Cohasset residents with over 300 feet of well-maintained sandy coastline on Massachusetts Bay. Seasonal rest rooms and snack bar. Cohasset sticker required for parking.


The beach itself is owned by the nonprofit Sandy Beach Association, and overseen by the Cohasset Conservation Commission. The Town of Cohasset owns the parking lot.

The snack bar is open seasonally, 7 days/week. The beach house is open seasonally, Monday through Thursday from 10am-6pm, and Friday through Sunday from 10am-7pm.

This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.

Support the Sandy Beach Association, which manages such beach operations as a large scale annual clean-up, full-time staffing of lifeguards, daily cleaning and maintenance, as well as legal, administrative and insurance expenses.

Habitats and Wildlife

Sandy Beach is a barrier beach known for its white sand. It is located on the Atlantic coastline, overlooking Massachusetts Bay.

The Williams Salt Marsh, 4.2 acres of salt marsh and upland on Little Harbor, is located across the street. It was donated to the Cohasset Conservation Trust in 2012 by Susan Williams Dickie. An additional parcel of land was added in 2016, thanks to a donation from the Wakeman family.

345 Atlantic Avenue, Cohasset, MA, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: Yes

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: Yes

Hours: 6am-9pm

Parking: Cohasset All Facility Parking Sticker required for parking year-round. (Residents only.)


Beach house, restrooms, snack bar, trash receptacles, emergency phone. Lifeguards in season.

Dogs: No dogs between 8am and 8pm, May 1 through October 1.

Boat Ramp: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Massachusetts Bay/Atlantic Ocean

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