Hen Cove Beach

Peaceful waters and lovely views await you at Hen Cove Beach, a quiet town beach in Bourne’s Pocasset village. With Patuisset Island on one side, Handy Point on the other, and Bassetts Island at its mouth, Hen Cove is a protected waterway where kids and families can swim, relax, and enjoy a summer day on Cape Cod.

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Two people in beach chairs looking out at Hen Cove in Bourne

With calm, shallow waters, access beach mats in the summer, and a boat ramp just down the street, Hen Cove Beach provides ways for everyone to enjoy this beautiful stretch of Pocasset shoreline.

Hen Cove Beach offers a wide expanse of sand in a quiet section of Pocasset. With calm, protected waters and a roped-off swimming area, this town beach is perfect for families with small children. Savor the view across the cove, where many boats launch onto these tranquil waters from the boat ramp just down the street.

Feel like going on a family exploration during your beach day? Take a walk across the street, where small paths lead through sandy pine barrens to a salt marsh overlooking Pocasset Heights. Between the beach and the trail, you’ll find plenty to discover here on Hen Cove.

Habitats & Wildlife

Hen Cove’s sandy bottom is home to hard clams and other shellfish. Although quahogging isn’t permitted at the beach, the nearby Sand Spit is a family area where you can dig for clams (with a town of Bourne shellfishing permit).

On the water, look for a wide variety of bird life that visit Hen Cove throughout the year. Herons, ospreys, and egrets are often seen in the summer, and eiders and buffleheads raft out on the surface in winter.

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Details
Hours: 5am-10pm
Parking: Medium-sized paved parking area
Cost: Town beach parking sticker required ($25 for residents, $15 for senior residents, $50 for non-residents)
Dogs: No
Facilities: Trash
Lifeguards: Yes (seasonal)
ADA Accessible: Yes (access mat)

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
180 Circuit Ave.
Bourne, MA 02559
41.686774, -70.622317

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Hen Cove Beach
Bourne, MA
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Upcoming Events Near Here

Snowshoe Sunday
Sun, January 27
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Four Ponds Conservation Area,
Bourne
Hike Four Ponds and Bourne Town Forest
Thu, March 14
9:45AM - 12:00PM
Pocasset Town Forest Trailhead,
Bourne
Cape Cod Canal Boating & Water Safety Day
Sat, June 29
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center,
Bourne

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