Parkers River Beach

(508) 398-2231
41.640153, -70.214103
South Shore Drive
 South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Barnstable County

Parkers River Beach is one of the more popular beaches in the Yarmouth area. The beach provides benches overlooking the beach and Nantucket Sound with stairways leading down to the beach. There is a playground, a gazebo (which can be rented for weddings), and rock jetties for fishing. 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. Jetties section off the beach area; accumulation of seaweed is highest near the jetties. Jellyfish warnings happen occasionally.

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Hours Of Operation

8am to 10pm

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Large lot that fills up fast
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) 

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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 available Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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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 parking lot

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Available on-site near the gazebo

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Restrooms / Showers

Available onsite 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. Parkers River Beach Water Quality

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

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