Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park, Hyannis

Veterans Memorial Park
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4.5
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amanda g
Durham, CT269 contributions
Beautiful place
Jul 2021
We walked to the park after having lunch nearby and I’m so glad we did. The memorial itself is beautiful and well maintained and there is a gorgeous beach behind it. We ended up walking 2 the beach and spending time there as the water was so calm and our kids enjoyed catching some sea creatures. There is a small lot where u can park for free for up to a 1/2 hour 2 visit the park.
Written July 19, 2021
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Michele P
Middletown, NY337 contributions
Nice place to reflect
Aug 2020 • Family
We stopped to view the JFK Memorial and took a short walk around the park. Nice beach area with calm water-perfect for small children. There was a clean bathroom on site and the parking was free. We spent some time looking out at the boats in the water. Perfect spot for some quiet reflection.
Written August 15, 2020
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blackeldo
Kiama, Australia2,041 contributions
Good Beach For Kids…
Aug 2019
….AND NON-SWIMMERS

Because this beach is within LEWIS BAY it is sheltered from the ATLANTIC swells and would rarely get disturbed water – so parents and beach neophytes need not worry about dumping waves and associated rip-currents. The bay is also shallow making it possible for non-swimmers to wade considerable distances off the sand. All the same (and despite lifeguards thru the summer), parents should keep a close eye on their kids – they can get into trouble so quickly even in seemingly benign areas.

The beach is about 280m long and plenty wide from the top of the tide to back of beach. It was uncrowded on a nice weekday a fortnight before LABOR DAY. I wouldn’t write home to mum about the sand – it was closer to tan-yellow than white and had quite a lot of shell fragments and small stones near the water. These stones continued into the water but were rounded and not a big problem for waders.
I found water within LEWIS BAY slightly warmer than ocean facing beaches.

There is a big parking lot but it is expensive at $20 no matter how long you stay (see TIPS below). The good news is entry if free if you walk, cycle or bus in.
The PARK AREA behind the beach is rather nice. It is not tiny at about 280x130m and is a mixture of grassed and semi-treed areas. It contains the JFK and KOREAN WAR memorials (both worth spending time), picnic and bbq facilities, a kids’ playground, change sheds, a food concession and lifequards’ hangout.

MY RATING – I’m rating it ABOVE AVERAGE solely on the basis of being a family beach. For folk wanting to combine a beach visit with paying respects to people vital in the nation’s development I’d rate the same. I avoid an EXCELLENT rating because of the expensive parking.
As a general beach I would not go above an AVERAGE rating – I’m a beach blogger with over 3million hits, visited thousands of beaches over the years and although this is not a bad strip of sand it is far from the very best.

TIPS – you can use your $20 parking ticket at 3 other BARNSTABLE area beaches on the same day if you are up for a beach crawl.
- there is no parking charge after LABOR DAY
- there is a smaller half hour parking lot adjacent the associated KENNEDY MEMORIAL for those just wanting to call in and check the sand or memorial areas.
- this is an easy beach to access. It is only 1KM south of the busy HYANNIS INNER HARBOUR area with another 400m to the MAIN ST (another 250m to the regional bus station (HYANNIS TRANSPORTATION CENTER).
It is on the HYANNIS TROLLEY route – a free summer service with a 45 minute rotation starting at the TRANSPORT CENTER and doing an anti-clockwise route past main points of interest – the beach is about 70% along the route.
Written October 24, 2019
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Slick5276
Salisbury, NC1,188 contributions
Beautiful memorial
Sep 2019
This is beside the JFK memorial and overlooks the seashore. Beautiful area with trees and grass and well maintained.
Written October 22, 2019
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Majella Turner
Hyannis, MA19 contributions
Great beach
Sep 2019 • Couples
Wonderful view nobody on the beach great place to go can bbq if you want too can walk there from Hyannis
Written September 11, 2019
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steve f
Liverpool, NY681 contributions
Small but nice
Jun 2019 • Couples
We stopped to finally see what we have been looking at across Lewis Bay. We find a wonderful beach next to the Hyannis Yacht Club. Very nice and clean!
Written June 27, 2019
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Madaline
Boston, MA8 contributions
So beautiful!
Jul 2018 • Family
A very special place, majestic sunset, paid parking ( Normal for the Cape ~ please don't complain ~ the money goes towards keeping the beach safe and beautiful for you to enjoy!
Written June 17, 2019
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Janet R
Hyannis, MA45 contributions
Beautiful views of the entrance to Nantucket Sound and beaches!
Mar 2019 • Couples
Along with the sentiment of the Veterans Memorial, there is a panoramic view of the harbor, beaufiful landscaping, ducks, geese, flowers and watching the Ferry. There is a playground next door at Veterans Beach with picknic benches and grills available.
Written March 14, 2019
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Rebecca E
Coventry, RI36 contributions
Lovely and Quiet at this time of year...
Dec 2018 • Solo
I was in the cape for a meeting and decided to take a quick detour to the closest beach. My GPS directed me to Veterans Memorial Park and I was not disappointed. It was quiet (since it's December) and clean with stunning views and lots of shells (I had promised to bring one to my daughter).
Written December 10, 2018
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napngs
Albany, NY305 contributions
Beautiful Town of Hyannis public park and beach
Oct 2018 • Couples
This JFK memorial is in the Veterans Memorial Park on Ocean St, Hyannis, MA. Very large public beach access with parking and restrooms just past the island ferry docks. Grassy, shady with picnic areas & grills. Very nice place to spend a day in the sun. We din't see anything posted about fees, appears to be free, at least to town residents. There is also a veteran's out building that oversees the memorials.
Written November 5, 2018
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