Parking permits for public beaches and ponds will be required starting June 15, 2014. A mail-in form may be downloaded in PDF format.
Beaches close at 10pm. Cookouts on beaches are allowed only on private beaches and only with permits issued by the Brewster Fire Department. No fires are allowed on public beaches. Dogs are not allowed on public beaches, tidal flats, landings, and public ponds between the dates of May 1st and October 1st. (Full parking permit regulations are found below.)
Please understand that all beach parking permits must be displayed on the back bumper of your car or they are invalid.
This permit does not guarantee a parking place at any of the beaches. We have limited parking at the Town beaches. You must have a permit when parked at the beaches, but actual parking is on a first come basis. There is a $30.00 fine for all parking violations, including parking at a beach without a valid permit.
Residents: $20/season (Residents must provide auto registration and proof of residence) per vehicle.
Non-Residents: $15/day, $50/week, $150/season
Updated Parking Fines:
Beach Parking Regulations $30
Restricted/Prohibited Area $30
Parking within 10 Feet of Hydrant $30
Obstructing a Driveway $30
Parking within 20 Feet of an Intersecting Way $30
Snow Removal $30
Bicycle Regulations $30
Wrong Direction $30
Obstructing a Sidewalk $30
Obstructing a Crosswalk $30
All Night Parking $30
Other (see above) $30
Handicapped Parking Violation $100
Public beaches on Cape Cod Bay, starting from the east end of town are: Crosby Landing, Linnell Landing, Ellis Landing, Point of Rocks Landing, Breakwater Beach, Saint's Landing, Mant's Landing (Robbins Hill Beach), and Paines Creek Beach.
There Are No Lifeguards at Bay Beaches
Portable toilets are provided at Paines Creek, Mant's (Robbins Hill), Saints, Ellis, Linnell, Breakwater, and Crosby from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.
Long Pond Beach is accessible from Crowell's Bog Road, off Route 124. Lifeguard on duty from July 4th weekend to Labor Day Weekend, seven days a week, from 9am to 4pm. Portable toilets are available. Sheep Pond, accessible from Fisherman's Landing, and Upper Mill Pond, accessible from Run Hill Road, have no lifeguards, but portable toilets are available.
Beach Wheelchairs: Brewster has three beach wheelchairs, two of which are Mobi-Chairs (which float in the water) and one regular beach wheelchair. One of the Mobi-Chairs is permanently located at Long Pond for the public's use, free of charge. The other two beach wheelchairs are available for loan at the the Council on Aging, 1673 Main Street, 508-896-2737, with pickup during weekday hours, Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4pm. A donation of $10 is requested. The chairs can be reserved; they are loaned out for one-two days at a time, which can be extended if not otherwise reserved. The weight limit for the beach wheelchairs is 250 pounds. The Mobi-Chair folds up for easy transport; the other is bulkier, does not fold up, and needs a larger vehicle for transport.
Beach Wheelchair Accessible Beaches
- Breakwater Landing (small slope)
- Linnell Landing
- Mant’s Landing
- Paines Creek Landing
- Long Pond (low curb)
Wheelchair Accessible Beaches
- Linnell Landing
- Schoolhouse Pond (accessible platform)
- Upper Mill Pond (accessible platform)
VEHICLE PASS REGULATIONS
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015 (SUMMER OF 2014)
- Vehicle permits for Fiscal Year 2014 will be available in the Visitor Information Center at the rear of Brewster Town Offices, 2198 Main Street, seven days per week, INCLUDING HOLIDAYS, from June 3, 2014 through August 31, 2014.
- Hours for sale of permits will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- All individuals must produce their motor vehicle registration in order to be issued a pass.
- All permits will be non-transferable. After the original issue, a replacement permit will be available free of charge for new registrations or changes in motor vehicles.
- Year-round residents/real estate taxpayers will be issued a permit only if they can provide sufficient proof of their status; i.e., deed, tax bill, water bill, license, registration, year-round lease, etc.
- Individuals not having their place of permanent residence or property ownership in Brewster are not qualified to receive a resident/taxpayer permit.
- Guests and relatives of residents/taxpayers are not eligible for a resident/taxpayer permit. This includes members of the immediate family or relatives who are temporarily residing in the Town.
- Renters and life-tenants must provide a copy of a current annual lease or other legal documents in their name or one utility bill in the applicant's name, for a Brewster address, in addition to the copy of the current vehicle registration.
- If the vehicle is leased, along with your registration, you must include a copy of the lease or a monthly bill that connects your name with the registered vehicle you are seeking to permit.
- If your vehicle is registered to a business, you must include a business card with your name and the name of the business to which the vehicle is registered or a letter on company letterhead authorizing your personal use, connecting you to the business and the vehicle..
- For properties held in trust, you must provide a copy of the trust documents showing property address and the names of trustees and beneficiaries. Only named trustees and beneficiaries are eligible for resident beach parking or waste disposal permits. (Excludes trustees of life-estates and "remainder" interests until owners of property are deceased.
- Time-share owners are eligible for permit for the period of their ownership only, and must provide a copy of the time share deed. Renters of time-shares are not eligible for a resident beach parking or waste disposal permit.
The following are the fees for non-resident beach parking permits: