10 Best Places To Find Beach Roses In Massachusetts

Beach rose is a deciduous woody shrub that grows to a height of five feet and produces thick, multi-stemmed stems. It is a native of Asia that has spread throughout the northern states, particularly along the coast of Massachusetts. It has been utilized as a landscape decorative and to help stabilize sand dunes. In many states, the beach rose spreads quickly and is deemed invasive. Here are 10 of the best places to view beach roses in Massachusetts!

Bend-in-the-Road Beach, Oak Bluffs

Bend in the Road Beach is part of Joseph A. Sylvia State Beach in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard. The beach boasts shallow water and calm waves which makes it a great beach for families. Head to the beach in the summer to check out the beach roses!

Brant Point Lighthouse, Nantucket

Brant Point Lighthouse on Nantucket was established in 1746 to help the whalers at the time navigate around Brant Point. The lighthouse has been reconstructed many times over the years and the current 26-foot tall, cylindrical, wood tower was built in 1901. The beach roses around the wooden walkway leading to the lighthouse make it a must-visit location!

Cold Storage Beach, Dennis

Cold Storage Beach in East Dennis is a lovely Cape Cod beach to visit during the summer. It is a popular bayside beach that has calm water and nice white sand. The beach is also home to many stunning beach roses which can be found along paths leading to the beach.

Duxbury Beach, Duxbury

Duxbury Beach is 6 glorious miles of beach that can be accessed by the Powder Point Bridge from Duxbury or Gurnet Road from Marshfield. Head to the beach in the summer to see the beach roses thriving!

Edgartown Lighthouse, Edgartown

The entrance to Edgartown Harbor and Katama Bay is marked by the Edgartown Harbor Light. The lighthouse is one of five lighthouses on Martha’s Vineyard’s island. The first two-story wooden lighthouse was established in Edgartown in 1828. The original lighthouse was eventually demolished and the current lighthouse was built in 1939. Check it out in the summer to see lovely beach roses!

Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester

Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester is a lovely wide flat beach with smooth sand that is ideal for walking, bodysurfing, and volleyball. Walk out to Salt Island at low tide, and enjoy body surfing or boogie boarding at high tide. Be sure to stop by in the summer to check out the beach roses along the path to the beach!

Great Point Lighthouse, Nantucket

Great Point Light, also known as Nantucket Light, is a lighthouse on Nantucket Island’s northernmost point. The first wooden tower, which was completed in 1784, was destroyed by fire in 1816. The following year, a stone tower was built, which stood until March 1984, when it was toppled by a storm. The stone tower was rebuilt in 1986 to look exactly like the original one, and it is still in use today. Drive out to the lighthouse in the summer to check out the stunning beach roses.

Lighthouse Beach, Chatham

Lighthouse Beach in Chatham is one of the best beaches on Cape Cod. The beach is home to beautiful white sand, gentle surf, and even a lighthouse! You can park above the beach and walk down a small flight of stairs to the beach. All along the stairs you will find lovely beach roses along with many more in the dunes.

Race Point Beach, Provincetown

Race Point Beach sits at the mouth of Cape Cod Bay at the northernmost point of Cape Cod National Seashore. The beach offers dunes, lighthouses, and free whale watching. There is also a standing visitor center which features a 360-degree observation deck. Dune tours are also available.

White Horse Beach, Plymouth

White Horse Beach can be found just minutes from downtown Plymouth on Cape Cod Bay. Visit the beach in the summer to see lovely beach roses along the water.

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