Forest St. Beach

Chatham, MA


This South Chatham beach is located at the end of Forest St to the south of Route 28.  It's adjacent to Pleasant St. beach and has free parking for a limited amount of cars on a first-come first-served basis.  Forest Beach is approximately ¾ of a mile long and is a great family-oriented beach with calm warm waters for swimming and free entry.  However, there are no lifeguards, bathrooms or snack bar, but the ice-cream truck does make frequent stops here.

This beach makes for a wonderful escape from the crowds and is also a convenient sunset or moonlight stroll for those living or renting nearby.  Other bonuses here are the sandy nature trail directly behind the beach, which travels east toward Cockle Cove Beach, and the historic site of the Chatham Marconi radio tower, situated to the left of the trail.

You may ignore the "Beach closes at 10pm" sign if you walk!



  1. 1.Fishing Spot

  2. 2.Nature Trail

  3. 3.Free Parking

  4. 4.Ideal for Families

About Forest St.  Beach

Beach, 2469 Main Street, South Chatham, MA  02659