Town Beach

at Lake Cochituate
Town Beach 25 Parkland Drive, Wayland MA 

    The Wayland Town Beach is one of Wayland’s cherished jewels that Wayland residents enjoy year round. Our Beach offers sun and fresh water swimming on Lake Cochituate. During the season, our beach has lifeguards and the water quality is tested weekly by the Board of Health. Members can enjoy family events, boat rentals, boating and swimming lessons, and our complimentary lounge chairs. Boat rentals start at $20 per hour and include kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle-boards, and pedal boats.

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    Amenities Include: 

    Free ParkingWater Quality monitored by Health DepartmentShowers and Changing Rooms
    Lifeguarded SwimmingSocially Distanced Sand PlotsADA pathways to water
    Snack BarRestrooms (One patron at a time only)Boat Rack storage
    Playground / Tether BallShaded Picnic Grove with Charcoal GrillsSand Volleyball Court
    Kayak, Canoe, Paddle Board, and Sailboat Rentals (ADA Accessible)Complimentary Lounge ChairsHalf basketball court
    Swim LessonsSummer CampsCornhole Toss Game

    Lake Cochituate consists of three linked ponds known as North Pond, Middle Pond, and South Pond. Lake Cochituate' s North Pond is the site of Wayland Town Beach. Lake Cochituate is a 625 acre body of water, made of three ponds and their connector ponds reaching Natick, Wayland, and Framingham, Massachusetts. Lake Cochituate was created by the construction of Lake Cochituate Dam to provide a reservoir for water supply to the City of Boston; it no longer serves that function, and is now a local recreational resource.  

    Public Lake Access
    Adjacent to the Town Beach is a small access path for non-motorized crafts (kayaks, paddleboards, sailboats, canoes, etc.) 
    There is no public boat ramp for motorized watercraft accessible via Wayland Town Beach, there are access points at Cochituate State Park and areas of Middle Pond and South Pond. 
    Phase 1 requires all boat passengers to be of the same household. Check in with the beach staff to get a parking spot.

    2022 Dates & Times

    Pre Season Weekends Only

    Sat May 28 - Sun June 19


    11:00 am - 6:00 pm


    Beach Season

    Mon June 20 - Sun July 31
    Mon August 1 - Sun August 14

    10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Post SeasonLimited Lifeguards, hours & amenitiesPost season begins Mon August 15


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    Staff Contacts

    Name Title
    Christine Baldwin Assistant Recreation Director
    Katherine Brenna, CPRP Recreation Director