Bass River Beach

(508) 398-2231
41.645124, -70.198459
220 South Street
 South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Barnstable County

Bass River Beach or Smuggler’s Beach is one of the larger and more popular beaches in the Yarmouth area. Offering volleyball courts, a fishing dock, a viewing area, and boat ramp it’s easy to see why this beach draws crowds of people. This beach has a large amount of sand away from the water unlike other beaches in the area. Sand has a light mix of shells, pebbles, and seaweed strewn across the beach wherever the tide touched. The grade to the water gradual and is the water is warm for a New England beach; waves are small and there is a moderate amount of seaweed in the water. Jellyfish warnings happen occasionally. This beach has handicap ramps and beach wheelchairs are available.

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Hours Of Operation

8am to 10pm

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Resident Sticker $35
(Available at Town Hall)
Resident Sticker is also available at the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce, 424 Route28, West Yarmouth MA. at a cost of $38 Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm and Sun 10am-3pm
$30 if purchased by mail:
Please include a self addressed stamped envelope, copy of registration providing it has a yarmouth address, include a copy of your real estate tax bill if your registration does not indicate a yarmouth address.
2016 Non-Resident Beach Sticker Fees
Nonresident Season Sticker $175
(Available at Booths only)
Daily Auto Sticker
Weekday $15
(Available at Booths only)
Weekend and Holiday $15
(Available at Booths only)
Weekly $70
(Available at Booths only)
Trailer Stickers For Bass River Beach Ramp Parking Lot
Daily $8
Seasonal $90
(only available through the Gate Attendants at Bass River Beach)

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Life Guard

On-duty 930am-430pm daily Memorial Day – Labor Day

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Not Allowed

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Carry in/carry out beach with a concessions stand open 11am to 6pm daily

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Motels/hotels and rentals are available within minutes walking.

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Not allowed

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Picnic Area

Tables are available near the concessions stand

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Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms and showers available near parking Memorial Day – Labor Day

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Water is too calm for surfing; paddle boarding and kayaking are allowed unless the red safety flag is flying.

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Walking Trails


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Water Quality

Water quality is monitored from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information please call (617) 626-1250. The accepted standard is 104 CFU/100mL in a single day or an average of 35 CFU/100mL over five days. The link below is the test results from 2003 to the current year. Bass River Beach Water Quality

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Water Temperature
Click on “view more buoy data” to view water temperature.

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