At the eastern end of the Cape Cod Canal, the open Atlantic Ocean offers beaches at the end of the paved road that runs 6 plus miles beside the canal.
A small lot near the base of the Sagamore Bridge and paid parking at Scusset Beach State Park are on the north side of the east end.
Free parking at the visitors Center and near the power plant on the south side. Free large RV parking at visitors center overflow parking lot beside Joes Lobster Mart. From there, continue a quarter mile east to a sand beach in Sandwich.
Bike Trail Parking
Free parking at both sides of the canal give good access to nearly 14 miles of paved bike trails along the Cape Cod Canal
Cape Cod Canal Bike Trail Eastern End
Paved Bike Trails Beside The Cape Cod Canal
the Eastern End of the Canal
On the north side, paid parking at Scusset Beach or free parking at the base of the Sagamore Bridge.
On the south side, free parking lot near the small harbor near the power plant and a large lot at the Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center.
Free Parking, Bike, stroller wheelchair walking trail. Several maps along the way. Cape Cod Canal Trails run both sides of the Canal and make family biking safe and fun.
Striper fishing is popular along the Cape Cod Canal. Bikers can park at the free lots and bike to Scusset Beach on the east end of the Cape Cod Canal. Bike stands are available. Another beach is reachable from the visitors center on the Sandwich side of the east end. Follow the gravel path beside the canal towards the east jetty for a sand beach and fishing from the breakwater...
Seven thousand large boats go through the Cape Cod Canal each year. A spectacle for sightseers.
There is a public fish pier at the east end of the Cape Cod Canal on the north side
The Cape Cod canal is noted for Bluefish and Striped Bass
Accommodation is made for big rigs at the west end, north side railroad bridge parking lot in Buzzards Bay, at the east end visitors Center overflow parking on the South side in Sandwich, and at Scusset Beach.
From the Visitors Center on the south side of the east end of the canal, a gravel road parallels the canal for less than a quarter mile and ends at a sandy beach on Cape Cod Bay open to the public.
Bikers leave the free parking lot near the power plant in Sandwich and head west towards the Sagamore Bridge in the distance on the south side of the Cape Cod Canal.
In the other direction, a quarter-mile gravel track east of the Visitor Center leads to a public sand beach on Cape Cod Bay in Sandwich
Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center at the east end of the canal on the south side. From here a short gravel trail leads to a sand beach.
The Beach at the Eastern End of the Cape Cod Canal, Sandwich
Fifteen large towns and many small villages make up the sandy moraine that juts into the Atlantic Ocean 60 miles south of Boston that was named by explorers in 1607, Cape Cod, because of the abundant fish.
Upper Cape: Along the Cape Cod Canal, the towns of Bourne and Sandwich define the northern limit of the upper Cape
Mid Cape includes Barnstable, Yarmouth and Dennis. The mid Cap is where you will find Hyannis Airport
Lower Cape includes Brewster, Harwich, and Chatham.
Outer Cape starts in Orleans and includes Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.
Getting to Cape Cod: Boston is the nearest large city to Cape Cod.
Air service reaches Boston from other major hubs and cities. Rental cars are available at the airport. From Boston take Route 93 to Route 3 and after 60 miles, cross the Cape Cod Canal. Continue on Route 6 for all locations on Cape Cod or go to Route 6A for the slower scenic route through the villages. Routes 6 and 6A join in Orleans and go to the tip of Cape Cod.
Several small commuter airlines serve Hyannis Airport and Provincetown Airport on Cape Cod from Boston, Providence, and New Bedford. Cape Air, US Airways Express, and Linear Air (Hanscom Field Bedford Ma)
Bus service is available from Boston and from Logan Airport. Plymouth and Brockton, Logan Direct serves Hyannis
Bonanza Bus Lines serves Bourne, Falmouth, and the Wood's Hole ferry from Logan Airport
Passenger Boats leave daily from Boston to the tip of Cape Cod (May -September) at Provincetown. Bicycles can go aboard.
A fast cat boat and a slower conventional passenger boat make trips from Boston. Bicycles permitted
A passenger boat makes a daily run from Plymouth, MA to Provincetown.
What is Cape Cod
Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center at the east end of the Cape Cod Canal display canal information, history and technology used to manage the canal
The Cape Cod Canal Bike Trail at the Eastern End of the Cape Cod Canal runs on both sides of the Canal. The Canal Bike Trail leads to Scusset Beach on the north side and ends in Sandwich south side at the free parking lot with flat biking for 14 miles.
Fishing on the Cape Cod Canal
Cape Cod Lodging
Cape Cod Sightseeing
Cape Cod Beaches
Cape Cod Accommodations
Cape Cod Hotels
Cape Cod Biking