First Encounter Beach is another one of Eastham’s nine public bay beaches located at the end of Samoset Road in Eastham. This warm water beach has large expansive flats at low tide and panoramic views. As for all the beaches, the tide drastically changes the area of the beach. On hot summer days, the ice cream sold there tastes even better while walking the low dunes. Handicap accessible with a portable restroom. A town beach sticker is required to park.
Pets are not allowed on First Encounter Beach between June 15th through Labor Day. Such beach areas that are designated as “protected” by life guards during the summer months. You may walk your leashed pet through these areas to the “non-protected” stretches of beach, beyond the red signs.