Best SUP Beaches on Cape Cod - Revisited
SUP (or Stand Up Paddleboarding) is one of the most popular board-sports around. Last week, we gave you a list of benefits for taking up paddleboarding. Click here to browse that article. Today, we are revisiting one of our most asked questions in-store, "Where are the best beaches on Cape Cod to take my paddle board?"
"With 559 miles of coastline, including the 40-mile Cape Cod National Seashore, Cape Cod is full of this-is-the-life beaches." -Boston.com
Although almost any beach or waterway can be used for SUP, certain conditions do make the experience more enjoyable. If you live on Cape Cod or are visiting for the first time, there are plenty of places to get your SUP on. But what are the best? Well, we have you covered. Here’s our top ten SUP spots for the summer, in no particular order:
Located on North Pamet Road in Truro, Ballston Beach’s golden dunes overlook the vast Atlantic Ocean. This magical beach is a sight to see year round and has an ever-changing landscape. Also, Cape Cod Magazine just voted Ballston the #1 beach on Cape Cod. Convinced now?
S Pamet Rd, Truro, MA
Located roughly 15 minutes from our Board Stiff store in Falmouth (193 Main St.), this beach is calm, quiet and relatively secluded. It’s perfect for SUP beginners – and those more experienced – as it provides scenic views of North Falmouth, and its beautiful coastline and homes.
239 County Rd, North Falmouth, MA
This public beach on Cape Cod Bay is renowned for its beautiful sunsets, making it ideal for those wanting to SUP against a picturesque backdrop.
Skaket Beach Road, Orleans, MA
Beautiful beach on the Bay side that has calm waters and plenty of space to relax. Clean with nice sand and small waves, perfect for SUPing. Note that in-season, you will need a parking permit to access this beach. It's worth it, though!
Cold Storage Road, East Dennis, MA
With a popular boardwalk leading over the marsh to the beach, getting there is half the fun. The other half is on the water, where those on a SUP will have views of a clay reef and the sea life below. Town Beach is also a prime spot for scuba divers thanks to a ship wreck not far from the shore.
Town Neck Rd, Sandwich, MA
Plenty of room for activities both in the water and on the sand. This beach provides great views of Nantucket Sound. Say hi to your kayaking friends as you pass them with your board, as this beach is frequented by kayakers. Harding is also a very family-friendly beach.
Hardings Beach Rd, Chatham, MA
Cape Cod’s longest beach offers first-rate views of the bay and is another calm location from which to launch your SUP and enjoy the ride.
Sandy Neck Road, West Barnstable, MA
A popular beach in Barnstable, Craigville comes alive in the summertime with families, teens, and young adults... and now, paddle boards.
997 Craigville Beach Rd, Centerville, MA
One of the more calm beaches in Provincetown (right near our other Board Stiff store at 294 Commercial St.), this is another must-see for those searching for the perfect Cape sunset. And with the opportunity to spot seals and whales breaching, splashing and playing in the distance, those on a SUP will have the ideal perch to observe nature in all its glory.
Province Lands Rd, Provincetown, MA
Another Provincetown location, this beach has a beautiful landscape but with some rougher waters. Named for the powerful racing cross current - it's a haven for everyone, from sun lovers to nature buffs. This beach is for those SUP enthusiasts who are ready to take it to the next level.
Race Point Rd, Provincetown, MA