Scusset Beach State Reservation

Swimming, Camping, Fishing, Biking, Hiking, - Fun in the Sun!


Scusset Beach State Reservation, located on Cape Cod Bay at the east end of the Cape Cod Canal, is a very popular swimming fishing, and camping area operated by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.  One of the best areas in Massachusetts for fun in the sun, it is a wonderful place to visit for day outings and camping during the summer months, and weekend camping is even offered off-season.

It features:

  •  A beautiful, sandy salt-water beach with lifeguards during the summer,

  •  Boardwalks over the dunes make the beach and jetty handicap accessible. 

  •  Handicap wheelchairs are available for beach use.  Please call and reserve ahead.

  •  A beach bathhouse and concession open during the summer season.

  •  A campground with 98 RV sites, 5 tent sites, and a Safari Field for camping clubs.

  •  Park Interpreter's programs available to all at the Nature Center and other areas of the park.

 Scusset Beach, on the Cape Cod Canal, offers a great opportunities for:

  •  Swimming on Scusset's sandy beach.

  •  Walking, biking, hiking along the paved 7-mile Canal Access road from the East end at Scusset Beach to the Rail Road bridge at the West end. 

  •  Fishing, at the jetty, Fish Pier, or all along the canal 

  •  Watching the boats of many varieties on this canal waterway between Cape Cod Bay and Buzzard's Bay.  

  • The Fish Pier is not only a great place to fish but also an excellent spot to watch the Canal traffic.  Family picnics and outings are often held in the shady picnic area, where charcoal grills are available for cooking.   Restrooms are available in this area.

Sorry, but dogs aren't allowed on the beach, but they can get plenty of exercise on the Canal Access road. They must be on a leash (10').

 Scusset Beach Campground 


                                                                           Aerial view - Scusset campground

The campground offers:

  •  98 RV sites, each with 30 amp electric service and water connections, and 5 tents sites.

  • A dump station is available daily from 8 AM to 3 PM during the summer season.  

  • A community fire pit area for campers, since no fires are allowed on the RV sites.

  • The Safari Field is available for reservation by large camping clubs for dry camping.  It is available to groups of 20 or more of  self-contained units only.

  • There is a newly renovated, heated campground bathhouse/restroom facility and an overflow parking lot for the extra vehicles of visiting friends.  The campground walkway offers safe, easy access to these facilities.  

  • Dogs are allowed in the campground.  They must have a current rabies vaccination certificate and tag number. When not in the camper, they must be kept on a leash not longer than 10'.                                                  

  • After Columbus Day, camping is allowed on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only.  Off season camping is self-contained RV's only.  Electricity is supplied, but water, restrooms facilities, and the dump station are not available.


Directions to Scusset Beach State Reservation:

Scusset Beach State Reservation is located in southeastern Massachusetts.

Campground map.pdf

From south of Boston
RT-3 S toward Plymouth/Cape Cod
Take exit 1A for US-6 W toward Buzzards Bay/Falmouth/Scusset Beach Rd
Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Scusset Beach Rd
Turn left at Scenic Hwy
Continue on Meetinghouse Lane
Continue on Scusset Beach Rd

From the Cape
US-6 W towards Boston/Providence R.I.
Take the exit toward Canal St/RT-3A
Slight right at Canal St/RT-3A
Turn right at Meetinghouse Lane
Continue on Scusset Beach Rd

From Wareham
US-6 E
At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Main St
At Bourne Rotary Cir N, take the 1st exit onto US-6 E heading to Hyannis/Provincetown/RT-3/Plymouth
Continue on Meetinghouse Lane
Continue on Scusset Beach Rd

Department of Conservation and Recreation

Campground reservations can be made between 2 days to 6 months in advance through Reserve America.                      

or call 1-877- 422- 6762 Reserve America for reservations.