Oakdale Beach has a small stretch of sandy shoreline surrounded by salt marsh and a grassy lawn. It’s a nice place to set up a beach chair and read or enjoy a picnic by the water. This is a peaceful, secluded community, so please be respectful of the neighbors when you visit.
Although you can swim and play in the sand at Oakdale Beach, we think this spot is best for paddling. The protected waters of Hammett Cove are a great place for kids and other beginners to go rowing, canoeing, and kayaking.
Habitats & Wildlife
An osprey platform sits right near Oakdale Beach, so keep an eye out for ospreys fishing and tending their nest during the summer months. This salt marsh environment also attracts dabbling ducks, kingfisher, herons, and egrets. On the sand, look for small crabs darting among the marsh grasses.