Covell’s Beach

(508) 790-6345
41.635993, -70.334437
 859 Craigville Beach Road
Barnstable/Centerville, MA 02632
Barnstable County

Covell’s Beach is a mid-Cape beach located on Nantucket Sound. A popular summer location, this beach is known to get crowded. One difference from Covell’s Beach and the other Barnstable beaches is Covell’s Beach allows volleyball. Sand is coarse, with crushed shells and pebbles mixed throughout with dried and fresh seaweed closer to the water’s edge. The water is considered warm for a New England beach, and the waves are mostly small although they do get to mid-sized depending on the weather. Water has seaweed.

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Hours Of Operation

9am to 9pm

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Resident beach stickers are required to park year round. Stickers are on sale May 1 and are available at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center at 141 Basset Lane, Hyannis. (508) 790-6345 x110
Resident Recreation Parking Permit, $40
Handicap Individual Parking Permit, $15
Landlord Transferable Parking Permit, $300
Beach Sticker Information 

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Life Guard

On-duty daily 9am to 5pm starting mid-June and ending Labor Day

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Not allowed 

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Carry in/carry out beach with food vendors available within minutes of driving.

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

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Not allowed May 15-September 15

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Picnic Area


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Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms and showers are available, 9am to 4:30pm.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Not allowed, too crowded

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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 2002 to the current year. Covell's Beach Water Quality

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

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