The Brewster Select Board voted unanimously on May 23 to name the new public beach at the former Cape Cod Sea Camps’ bay property “First Light Beach.” The name recognizes the long history of the area as the home of the Wampanoag people. “Wampanoag” means “People of the First Light.”
The Town invited residents to submit beach name suggestions in April and over 500 submissions were received. The Select Board selected the new name, First Light, from a list of four finalists that also included Sea Camps, Wild Acres, and Wono. The Town plans to open First Light Beach to residents this summer.