Norton Point Beach is managed by the Trustees of Reservations, and is open for over sand driving, with proper permits. This is a very popular beach which does reach capacity almost daily in peak season. It's a great way to spend the day, take your well equipped four wheel drive vehicle on the beach with you. This beach is loaded with expert beach set ups, with many vehicles rigged with grills, rod racks, and cooler carriers specifically for long days on the beach. Sunrise and sunset are popular times with anglers, though you can almost always find someone with a line in the water.
Driving on the sand can be an exciting experience, but remember that this is not an activity for every vehicle (and most rental vehicles are prohibited from trying). You must purchase an Over-Sand-Vehicle Permit from the Trustees before driving on the beach. All vehicles must:
- Have four wheel drive
- Deflate tires to 15 psi
- Avoid driving on dunes
- Stay to the fixed paths for driving
It is not uncommon for vehicles to become stuck in the sand, so it is very important to adhere to these regulations. Although Norton Point Beach connects to South Beach, there are no lifeguards on duty at this beach, and it shares the same potentially dangerous conditions as South Beach. Swim at your own risk.