Plymouth Long Beach in Plymouth, Mass., is really a beautiful coastal spot, just a few miles south on Route 3A from the downtown. We recently visited after 6 p.m. on a weekend and there was no parking fee. The walk was peaceful — with fewer crowds — and the sunset spectacular. We also enjoyed the refreshing feel of the ocean, albeit only up to our knees as the water temp seemed a bit chilly. To cap off this relaxing and affordable experience, we ate at Bert’s Landing overlooking the beach. The overall relaxing summer experience was kind of like visiting Cape Cod without having to go over one of the bridges!
Plymouth Beach is a barrier beach approximately three miles in length. Recreational activities include swimming, walking, picnicking, and fishing.
During the early spring and summer season, portions of the beach are home to a wide variety of shorebirds, several species of which are protected as Endangered Species under state and federal law. Certain recreational activities are affected during the nesting season. Plymouth Beach offers the most beautiful yet fragile section of Plymouth’s coastline.
Take Rt. 3A south from Plymouth Center, about 2.5 miles. The Beach entrance is on your left just after passing Plimoth Patuxet Museums (137 Warren Ave). Restrooms and Sandy’s Restaurant are located on the beach. No lifeguards after Labor Day.