Communities Brewster

Communities Brewster

Brewster has eight spectacular Bay side beaches, 400 acres of hiking and biking trails (Cape Cod Rail Trail) and the freshwater ponds of Nickerson State Park. When the tide is low you can walk two miles to tidal pools along Cape Cod Bay.

One of the youngest Cape towns, Brewster — named after the Pilgrim’s leader, William Brewster — was settled in 1659. In the mid-1850s Brewster was most noted for shipping. In fact, Henry David Thoreau once remarked, “This town has more masters and mates of vessels than any other town in the country”. 
The glory days of seafaring have long passed – many of the fine sea captains’ mansions and estates are now serving as B&Bs, art galleries, craft studios and antique shops. The Brewster General Store is an old-fashioned gathering place and Main Street is lined with interesting shops, fine restaurants and galleries.

Villages in Brewster
Brewster / East Brewster / West Brewster / South Brewster


Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Cape Cod Rail Trail
Nickerson State Park
Brewster Historical Society Museum
Stony Brook Grist Mill and Herring Run
The Brewster General Store
The Brewster Flats at low tide
The Crosby Mansion
The Old Mill