Ropes Beach

41.620974, -70.433329
 85 Old Shore Road
Barnstable/Cotuit, MA 02635
Barnstable County

Ropes Beach, home of the Mosquito Yacht Club, is a small residential beach that is often used as a small boat launch; it also hosts paddle races. The beach has limited space and is surrounded by dune grass. Sand has light debris throughout with a mild slope to the calm water, which is calm due to Dead Neck Island.

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Hours Of Operation

9am to 9pm

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Parking

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

N/A

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Campfires

Not allowed

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Food

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

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Lodging

Motels/hotels and rentals are available within 5-10 minutes of driving.

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Pets

Not allowed May 15-September 15

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Picnic Area

N/A

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Playground

N/A

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Restrooms / Showers

N/A

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Allowed, with storage

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Tide Information

Ropes Beach Tide Information

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Walking Trails

N/A

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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 2013 to the current year. Ropes Beach Water Quality

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Water Temperature

http://ma.usharbors.com/harbor-guide/cotuit/weather
Click on “view more buoy data” to view water temperature.

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