Smuggler’s Beach

Facing Nantucket Sound at the outlet of Bass River, the longest tidal creek on Cape Cod, this location is best for stripers in the spring and bluefish throughout the summer. In the fall as the warm waters of the sound begin to cool it again features some good striper fishing. This is also one of the only places on the Cape that has a fishing pier so it is an excellent choice for some bait fishing with youngsters and scup or the occasional fluke (summer flounder) can be expected. This an extremely popular swimming beach so fishing during the off hours is necessary.

Location: End of South Street at the mouth of Bass River.

Parking: Large paved lot; fee charged during the summer and locked at night at that time. Free and open in the spring and fall.

Access: Easy. Lot is directly behind the beach and adjacent to the fishing pier.