The Town of Mashpee includes the New Seabury development, Monomoscoy Island, Popponesset Island, Seconsett Island, and Seabrook, as well as other beautiful coastal and interior areas where several rivers, ponds, and brooks add to its natural gifts.
After English colonists arrived on Cape Cod, the historic Algonquin-speaking Wampanoag people began to settle in Mashpee in 1658. Today their culture and history is a grand part of the fabric which is Mashpee. The history of the Native Americans fascinates when visiting the Old Indian Meeting House, the Mashpee One Room Schoolhouse, and the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge. Mashpee borders a small area of Joint Base Cape Cod in the northwest part of the town.
Today, besides water activities that can be enjoyed on the many miles of seacoast, golf and tennis are enjoyed by many at several golf and country clubs, including Willowbend, New Seabury, Southport, and Quashnet Valley. There are beautiful homes in Mashpee and a variety of condominium complexes for all ages.
About New Seabury
In 1960, brothers Malcolm G. Chase, Jr. and Arnold B. Chase created New Seabury. William Warner was hired to design New Seabury and Emil Hanslin to develop the seaside community. The first homes were built in 1962. That same year, the clubhouse and Championship Golf Course and 9 holes of the Executive Course were completed (the remaining 9 holes opened in 1965).
Since its conception, New Seabury was envisioned as a garden at the shore. And the garden flourishes to this day. Care has been given to maintaining open spaces and preserving the area’s natural splendor. New Seabury is surrounded by the Mashpee National Refuge, Popponesset Bay, Nantucket Sound and South Cape Beach State Park.
New Seabury is home to two acclaimed golf courses, world-class tennis, a state-of-the-art fitness center, miles of private sandy beach and a magnificent oceanfront swimming pool. The walking trails of New Seabury offer gorgeous views of Cape woodlands, area gardens, ponds, golf course greens and an abundance of wildlife.