Brewster MA, established in 1803, is an historic sea captains’ town.
It is located on the bay side of Cape Cod and encompasses approx. twenty three square miles of which more than 325 acres are beach and marshlands. There are 24 ponds larger than 10 acres in size.
The Town of Brewster MA protects the historic character by establishing sign codes and site plan review by-laws. In 1985, Brewster took steps to protect its open space and water quality by purchasing 850 acres of land. Now, more than 1/3 of Brewster’s land has been retained for conservation, open space, recreation and watershed protection. As a result, Brewster provides award-winning drinking water and two nationally acclaimed 18-hole golf courses among other recreation sites. Nickerson State Park, located in the heart of Brewster, contains 400 acres of trails for biking and hiking, camping areas, and freshwater ponds for swimming, fishing and boating. Brewster has over 15 bed and breakfast inns and over 30 art galleries, craft shops and antique shops. Many are along historic Route 6A, known as the old “King’s Highway”.
The year-round population of Brewster is about 9,600 and grows to roughly 25,000 in the summer season as visitors come to sample the diversions of the town.