We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great Beach

Not too crowded (after Labor Day) Very relaxing. A bit too breezy but worth it. Sand was very clean... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vacation 2018

Beach was clean. Staff were very helpful in setting up chairs and umbrellas. Bar staff was okay!!!!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York
Read all 122 reviews
All photos (20)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“snack bar”(19 reviews)
“boat launch”(5 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Bass River Beach, South Yarmouth, MA
Reviews (122)
Filter reviews
119 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewssnack barboat launchnantucket soundwarm waterboat trafficduring seasonplenty of parkingrestroom facilitiesparking feeclean sandgentle waveson dutyconcession standcape codgreat for kidsoceanboats
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 119 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too crowded (after Labor Day) Very relaxing. A bit too breezy but worth it. Sand was very clean and fine.

Thank ernieo1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beach was clean. Staff were very helpful in setting up chairs and umbrellas. Bar staff was okay!!!!!

Thank adeangelo
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This is an extremely well kept beach area on the Nantucket Sound. You will pay $20 to park and to access the beach, but it's well worth it. There is a little shack for food (burgers, hot dogs, fries, sandwiches, salads, ice cream, etc.) There...More

Thank Jamie E
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Go floating every year here and always have a wonderful time. We do the 6 mile float and stay in the party camp sites. So much fun and everyone is so friendly.

Thank chazlewo
Reviewed 9 July 2018

My husband and I came early in the morning and enjoyed a gorgeous day. By noon time we were packed like sardines. The beach has very nice benches to sit on and there is a very nice area for children to play. The water is...More

7  Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Excellent warm-water swimming; mild waves are great for kids. Good facilities. We love to drive over int he evening to watch the kite surfers on the far side of Bass River, as well as the boats coming and going through the river mouth.

2  Thank Shoeprof
Reviewed 1 June 2018

I've been going to Bass River (Smuggler's) Beach since I was a child. The most recent trip was very nice. The beach is wide and clean. There is ample parking on non-beach days but the lot does fill up on nice beach days. On non-beach...More

4  Thank JSTrip_77
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Had some very sunny days and enjoyed the time I spent here on beach. Very close to my hotel . Too cold to swim - but very pleasant.

Thank wantabewarm
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is a wonderful beach at which to swim, sun or walk. It is long and wide, with various attractions and amenities along the way, including places for refreshments, fishing, a gazebo, bathrooms, and several parking areas. The beach also features several concerts on summer...More

2  Thank albetwjj
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful wide beach, perfect for building sand castles, or swimming, walking or just sunbathing! Huge parking lot, snack bar, shower towers.

1  Thank Bettie G
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 21 hotels in South Yarmouth
Ambassador Inn & Suites
310 reviews
.57 km away
Beach N Towne Motel
131 reviews
.92 km away
The Escape Inn
650 reviews
1.04 km away
30 reviews
1.08 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 64 restaurants in South Yarmouth
Good Friend's Cafe
198 reviews
1.47 km away
Cape Cod Creamery
657 reviews
1.09 km away
O'Shea's Olde Inne
170 reviews
1.40 km away
Summer Shanty
171 reviews
.79 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 26 attractions in South Yarmouth
Bass River Kayaks, Cruises and Paddleboards
80 reviews
.85 km away
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
67 reviews
.68 km away
Starfish Bass River Cruises
41 reviews
.89 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Destinie A
7 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from KathyPLMN | Reviewed this property |
Deep and long....unsure measurement...a couple football fields.
3 May 2017|
Response from searayguy1 | Reviewed this property |
There are several hotels on South Shore Drive with various prices. Right nest door is the Ocean Club. A beautiful resort
6 August 2016|
Response from StaceyandCory | Reviewed this property |
I think the sign said 6 o'clock until dusk.