Cape Cod Guide 2010: Beaches: Mid-Cape

Craigville Beach
Craigville is a big sound beach with little waves, which makes it perfect for a day with kids. Lifeguards and bathrooms also make it practical, while fried clams at the shack across the street make for a decadent lunch. Insider tip: The parking lot tends to fill early, so plan accordingly.
Craigville Beach Road, Centerville.

Kalmus Park Beach
"Kalmus," as it’s referred to by Hyannis denizens, has some of the best people-watching on the Cape. Here you’ll spot windsurfers, massive yachts, and ferries shuttling passengers out to the islands.
Ocean Street and Hawes Avenue, Hyannis.

Long Beach
Located on the sound, Long Beach offers the same scenery as Craigville, but with far fewer people. Insider tip: Parking here is for residents only, so pay to park at Craigville, then walk up the beach about a quarter-mile.
Craigville Beach Road, Centerville.

MillWay Beach

Millway presents sunbathers with great glimpses of Sandy Neck Village, plus fried clams (at Osterville Fish Too just up the block). Insider tip: This is a residents-only beach, but the sticker checkers are off-duty by afternoon.
Millway, Barnstable Village.

Sandy Neck Beach
This is one of the Cape’s best bay beaches, as well as one of the longest in the area. There’s crisp water and, on a clear day, unbeatable vistas that stretch from Sandwich to P-town.
425 Sandy Neck Rd., West Barnstable.