Baxter Avenue Beach

(508) 398-2231, ext.1240
41.646367, -70.259677
Baxter Avenue
 West Yarmouth, MA 02601
Barnstable County

Baxter Avenue Beach is a small neighborhood beach located at the end of Baxter Avenue and is great for watching the Hyannis-Nantucket ferries, fishing boats, and yachts travel by. This small beach is really best for those who are renting in the nearby area. Sand has a heavy mix of crushed shells and pebbles with clumps of seaweed scattered across the beach. At the water’s edge bands of each are left behind from the tides. The water is warm for a New England beach, and the waves are small with the exception of boat wakes.

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Hours Of Operation

8am to 10pm

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Limited Street parking, may require parking sticker; no signs posted

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Life Guard

No lifeguard on-duty

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Not Allowed

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Carry in/carry out beach with food vendors available within 5 minutes

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Motels/hotels and rentals are available within 5 minutes driving.

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Not allowed

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Picnic Area


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A small play area is available near the entrance.

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Restrooms / Showers


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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Water is too calm for surfing; paddle boarding and kayaking are allowed.

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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. Baxter Avenue Beach Water Quality 

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

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