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Address: Brewster, MA
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This peaceful and scenic inlet has been photographed many times for...

This peaceful and scenic inlet has been photographed many times for promotional pieces and postcards featuring Cape Cod.

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Visit at High and Low tide

The Cape Cod Bay is a natural wonder. Make sure you visit at both high and low tide to experience the flats and amazing change in the landscape.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Maggie N
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Germantown, MD
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Germantown, MD
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cape Cod Bay is a natural wonder. Make sure you visit at both high and low tide to experience the flats and amazing change in the landscape.

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Thank Maggie N
Orlanda fl
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

A small parking lot, recently heavily reconstructed due to storm damage. A Town parking sticker is required on season to avoid a ticket. Parking is limited to a dozen or so cars, and this water access is heavily used in the summer. Sadly, long grasses continue to replace beach access at an alarming rate.

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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Stopped here to capture sunset, great photo/video opportunities. Good parking, usually there are a handful of others checking it out.

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2 Thank kcjones
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great beach for the kids. If you go at low tide you may be able to see harvesting of the Paine's creek oysters and have a chat with the locals.

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2 Thank Damian S
Coudersport, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Great photo opportunity, especially at sunset. The kids in our group (ages 2,3,5,6 & 8) loved climbing on the rocks and exploring. Parking is an issue and as noted in prior reviews you will want bug spray for your visit. Kate's restaurant is right down the road with plenty of good food options and tons of ice cream choices for... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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567 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Especially at low tide, Paine's Creek offers a sensational, panoramic spot from which to view the sunset over the Cape Cod Bay. There are tide pools interlaced with temporary spits of land that, seen from the right place at the right time, can reveal the sun and three or four reflections of the sun all descending at the same time.... More 

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a great find for families with little kids. The creek goes out in an S shape feeding into the bay. Perfect for boogie boarding or just a walk. Tidal pools go out forever at low tide, can be a mile to get to the ocean then. Almost no parking there, and you get ticket if you don't have... More 

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Paine's creek is fun for swimming, watching the tides, seeing sunsets, and just plain sitting. Parking can be tight--go early, or walk if you can for sunsets.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

People they call it the "Brewster Flats" for a reason. If you want to swim you need to come at high tide, or you will walk miles out to swim. In fact at dead low its so far out you will lose 100% site of anyone swimming at any Brewster Beach at dead low from the beach. Kid safe and... More 

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New York
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Have only ever done sunsets here, if the tide is out you can walk out and it is quiet and beautiful. Photos here are great! Go to Kate's first for clams or an ice cream. Good cape night.

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