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Paine's Creek

Brewster, MA
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Brewster
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming
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Owner description: This peaceful and scenic inlet has been photographed many times for promotional pieces and postcards featuring Cape Cod.
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McKean, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I am reviewing the Paine's Creek beach area. Years ago, when we first started visiting Cape Cod, the Paine's Creek beach was the best of the "garnet-sand" beaches on the cape. The beach is on the Bay side, and you could walk out miles at low tide, among tide pools and stretches of the (more amethyst) colored sand. Either weather... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The sunsets at Paine's Creek Beach are an event you won't want to miss. In a word they are gorgeous. But instead of trying to articulate their beauty I will just invite you to see the photographic evidence!

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Ottawa, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stayed in Brewster, so this beach was conveniently located. We thought the beaches at Nauset, Nauset Light, and First Encounter were superior, but they're obviously farther away (but in the case of Nauset, not much).

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a nice spot observe the extent of tidal changes on the coast. There are several locations and beaches in Brewster to see this. Great for kids old enough to see the difference.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My family of my husband and kids...6, 4 and 1. I decided to go check out the beach and well, we changed in our minivan to cool down. We got lucky the first space right up next to the path to the beach. A bit rocky. My husband took the 2 oldest and walked across the creek to get a... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was easily the coolest thing we did in our 2 weeks in the Cape! My 2.5 yo loved it and we walked for hours. Even my cityboy hubs loved it and asked why we didnt start doing this 11 days ago. Call the Brewster town hall with any questions, they are very friendly and full of tips. Also go... More

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Rocky River, Ohio
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90 reviews 90 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Go on a night when low tide occurs at sunset and you will get beautiful reflections in the water added to your sunset view. Should have beautiful views all summer. Easy parking if you get there early. Walk on the rocks or wade in Paine's Creek

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Paine's Creek is an artist's dream. I like to go there with my grandkids, take photos, and later paint them. It is scenic, peaceful, and serene. Its a town beach and you need a sticker to park in the few available spots. Before and after beach hours is probably the best time to visit unless you can walk there. Lucky... More

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cape cod
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It may be cliché to say that a beach has "many moods", but it is absolutely true about this place. Make sure you visit more than once or twice so that you can experience all the beauty it has to offer.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Spent many a summer's on Paine's Creek, a lot of memories. It has changed quiet a lot over the years, but still a beautiful place to watch a sunset.

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