Best Places to Watch a Sunset in Brewster, MA

Best Places to Watch a Sunset in Brewster, MA

Sun setting over Paine's Creek with a person standing on the jetty | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MA

A beautiful sunset at Paine’s Creek in Brewster, MA

With a prime location right on Cape Cod Bay, the Cape Cod town of Brewster is the perfect place to catch a sunset any time of the year.   Many times over breakfast, we ooh and aaah over the photos taken by our guests from the previous evening’s sunset.  Many explain, they simply couldn’t stop taking pictures – every moment during the sunset was different from the last!   Thank goodness for digital cameras! 

We picked our three favorite places to watch the sun set in Brewster. Wherever you choose, we can promise you won’t be disappointed! And note that a sunset at low tide is especially spectacular because of our Brewster Flats phenomenon! 

Paine’s Creek

Paine’s Creek  is the closest beach to the Inn, and is one of the most beautiful beaches on Cape Cod. Water from Cape Cod Bay rushes in and out of the marsh through Paine’s Creek, giving the beach a unique aesthetic that is perfect for sunset photos.  Be sure to swing by Kate’s Seafood for dinner or an ice cream before heading back to Brewster by the Sea Inn!

 Wing Island

 Located just a short walk from the Inn, Wing Island is an amazing spot to watch the sun set on Cape Cod. The island is positioned in the middle of the marsh and is only accessible during low tide via an un-elevated wooden boardwalk.  The trail starts just west of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. When low tide occurs later in the day, walk the planks out to the island and enjoy a peaceful sunset secluded from the busy bayside beaches.

Crosby Landing Beach

Crosby Landing is one of the most popular beaches in Brewster and offers one of the most magnificent sunsets you’ll see on the Cape. The sun reflects off the Brewster flats when low tide falls later in the evening, meaning you’ll get a photo of a lifetime.  


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A pandemic escape!

Amy and her staff are incredible. The attention to detail is hands down the best. Given all that is going on in this Covid-19 world, we felt safe and comfortable. Check-in was contactless. Our room was perfect. The breakfasts were wonderful and loved the cookies in the afternoon. The icing on the cake was Sweet Pea, Amy's dog, an absolute love! Amy, thank you, we'll be back!

— TripleAMom, July, 2020


Outstanding getaway!

This was our second time staying at this lovely inn. The rooms are tastefully decorated and the grounds are both spacious and tranquil. There is even a pool which is an excellent way to cool off after a day exploring the nearby trails or bike path. The breakfasts are creative and delicious and very filling. Amy, the owner and innkeeper is wonderful. She takes great care of the property and is so welcoming to her guests. She is very gracious in helping with advice on what to do in the area and making dinner reservations. We were among her first guests as Massachusetts began to "open up" during the Covid 19 crisis. She took great care to assure that everything was done to make her guests safe and comfortable. We look forward to returning.

— Pat I., June, 2020


A very enjoyable and relaxing stay

We had another wonderful experience here at Brewster By The Sea.  Lovely walks on the Flats and enjoying the local food!  In spite of COVID, Amy & staff helped us feel SAFE and at home!

— Ross & Patricia, Delmar, NY    6/26/20


Another Memorable Weekend

Thank you for everything, Amy!  We had a wonderful getaway.  Your Inn and all of your extra touches make this place so special.  We look forward to returning soon. 

— Patti & Joe, North Readin, MA     06/14/20