Warmest Beaches in Massachusetts

The warmest beaches in Massachusetts are located in Cape Cod.

The months with the warmest water temperatures (temps at least 68 degrees or more) are July, August and September.

The temperatures listed in this article are the maximum and minimum temperatures in July, August and September for these locations based on observations over the past 10 years.

Have you been to any of these beaches? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think of them!

The following is a list of towns with the warmest water temps in Massachusetts:

July:

Cotuit, MA: Average: 71.1°F Min: 62.2°F Max: 78.8°F

Osterville, MA: Average: 71.1°F Min: 62.1°F Max: 78.8°F

Popponesset, MA: Average: 70.9°F Min: 62.1°F Max: 77.7°F

Centerville, MA: Average: 70.9°F Min: 61.7°F Max: 78.4°F

August:

Cotuit, MA: Average: 72.7°F Min: 65.1°F Max: 79.7°F

Popponesset, MA: Average: 72.7°F Min: 65.1°F Max: 78.4°F

Osterville, MA: Average: 72.7°F Min: 64.9°F Max: 79.9°F

Mashpee, MA: Average: 72.7°F Min: 65.1°F Max: 78.4°F

Centerville, MA: Average: 72.5°F Min: 64.8°F Max: 80.4°F

September:

Popponesset, MA: Average: 68.9°F Min: 62.6°F Max: 76.1°F

Mashpee, MA: Average: 68.9°F Min: 62.6°F Max: 76.1°F

Falmouth, MA: Average: 68.7°F Min: 63°F Max: 75.6°F

Beaches in Centerville:

Covell Beach: a private beach with warm water, mild surf, lifeguards and parking available to residents only.

Craigville Beach: a public beach that features warm water, a lifeguard, restrooms, bathhouse, outdoor showers, snack bar and on-site parking.

Craigville Beach was also ranked the number eight best Cape Cod beach by US News Travel, it was ranked the number six best beach in Cape Cod by Hotels.com, it was named one of the best beaches in Cape Cod by Conde Nast Traveler and it was named one of Cape Cod’s best beaches for families by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

Long Beach: a large beach with warm calm water, soft sand and on-site parking.

Beaches in Cotuit:

The Loop Beach: a small beach with warm, calm water, scenic views of the Nantucket Sound, lifeguards and restrooms. The beach is named after the one way loop of bumpy road that leads down to the beach.

Oregon Beach: a white sand beach with views of the Nantucket Sound and limited parking. No restrooms or a lifeguard on duty so swim at your own risk.

Ropes Beach: a small beach with a narrow beach front and a boat launch. No restrooms or a lifeguard on duty so swim at your own risk.

Riley’s Beach: a small resident-only beach partially enclosed by a rock jetty that features a view of Sampson’s island and has limited on-site parking. No restrooms or a lifeguard on duty so swim at your own risk.

Beaches in Falmouth:

Old Silver Beach: a public beach with soft, powdery sand, clear warm water, lifeguards, snack bar, portable toilets, showers and on-site parking.

Old Silver Beach was ranked the number five best Cape Cod beach by US News Travel, it was ranked the number four best beach in Cape Cod by Hotels.com, it was named the best Cape Cod beach for families by Lonely Planet and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and it was named one of the best Cape Cod beaches by the Cape Cod Times and Conde Nast Traveler.

Chapoquoit Beach: a private residents-only beach that features lifeguards, snack bar and portable toilets.

Surf Drive Beach: a beach with warm, calm water, lifeguards, bathhouse with showers, a concession stand and views of Martha’s Vineyard.

Falmouth Heights Beach: a beach that features views of Martha’s Vineyard, lifeguards and portable toilets.

Menauhant Beach: a beach with lifeguards, concession stands, portable toilets, showers and on-site parking.

Beaches in Mashpee:

South Cape Beach: a beach that features views of the Nantucket Sound, lifeguards, toilet facilities and on-site parking.

Popponesset Beach: a private beach with warm water that is accessible through beach association only.

Beaches in Osterville:

Dowses Beach: a private, residents-only beach with lifeguards, toilet facilities and a concession stand.

Have you been to any of these beaches? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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William Briscoe is a seasoned travel blogger and adventurer based in Massachusetts. With a passion for exploring hidden gems and sharing his travel experiences, Briscoe's website, "Mass Attractions," has become a go-to resource for those seeking seasonal attractions in Massachusetts. In addition to his website, William has contributed travel stories and articles to various travel publications, and his work has been featured in several magazines and online platforms. He also collaborates with tourism boards and travel companies to promote sustainable and responsible travel practices. William enjoys exploring the scenic beauty of New England, spending time with his family and two rescue dogs, and experimenting with classical New England recipes in his kitchen. He holds a degree in English Literature from Boston University, which he believes laid the foundation for his writing skills.

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