Forest Street Beach

(508) 945-5158
41.669249, -70.026533
Forest Beach Road
 South Chatham, MA 02659
Barnstable County

Forest Street Beach is unique as it has the Forest Beach Conservation Area behind it. The beach area is segmented by numerous jetties and trails which lead to different points on the beach which end at Mill Creek. The slope to the water is gradual with wave size varying from small to mid-sized with warmer water for the New England area. Seaweed and shells leave a reminder of past high-tides; at the water’s edge pebbles and shells accumulate.

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Hours Of Operation

One hour before sunrise to 10pm

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Resident Beach Sticker needed to park; limited amount of spaces
Beach sticker application

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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 driving

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

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No pets allowed May 1st to September 15th with the exception of seeing eye dogs.

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Picnic Area


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Public Transportation

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Restrooms / Showers


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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

“No person shall use rafts, rubber tubes, any floatation device, or scuba gear as swimming accessories in a designated swim area, except for rescue and U.S. Coast Guard approved type floatation Life Jackets.” If operating boats, wind surfers, water skis, or similar may not be conducted within 150 feet of swim areas.

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Walking Trails

Trails through dunes

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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. Forest Street Beach Water Quality

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

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