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Sandy Neck January Sunset – Slideshow

Sandy Neck January Sunset
Written by Brian Tarcy

BARNSTABLE – Sandy Neck is one of the Cape’s true treasures, and we were there on a recent day walking west as the sun was going down.

While it takes a lot of time or an off-road vehicle to access the entire miles-long stretch of sand, there is a parking lot and easy access for walking at least a short distance at this time of year.

Heading west we saw wonderful sunset colors, exquisite lines in the sand, and a somewhat romantic view of the Canal Generating Plant in the golden haze.

In our journey we even met a dog named Brewster, from the town of Sandwich, who seemed to be enjoying this beach in Barnstable quite a bit.

We weren’t quite ready for a swim like Brewster, but we understood Brewster’s joy at being on Sandy Neck Beach in January.

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About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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