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Cape Cod

Known for Dining, Beaches and Seafood

Go yachting, whale watching or just enjoy miles of coastal beauty on this famous Massachusetts landmark known to most as “the Cape.”

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Home to beaches with rolling sand dunes, New England villages, and a mix of sheer cliffs, harbors and beaches, Cape Cod is an island that offers outdoor activities, fun family attractions and fresh local seafood.

JFK went yachting here, and the area continues to welcome wealthy visitors, but you don’t need to own a yacht to enjoy it yourself. Charter boats are available all over the Cape. These can range from small vessels for hour-long trips, to large ones on which you stay on for the entire vacation. If you’d prefer, you can just rent a kayak or even a kite-board to get out on the water.

Stroll along the sands, sunbathe or explore the many freshwater ponds to find frogs and turtles. Nature lovers should book a place on one of the whale-watching tours, which sail between May and October.

For family entertainment, head to Provincetown, at the northern tip of Cape Cod. As well as pristine coastal stretches such as Herring Cove Beach, you’ll find attractions such as the Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and Whydah Pirate Museum. This is also a great place to stop for a meal, as there are many bars and restaurants.

Because of its exposed position, the climate in Cape Cod is generally mild to cold. If you can cope with average highs of 38° F (3° C), you’re almost guaranteed to score reduced-price accommodation during the cooler months.

The peak season between July and September sees the biggest influx of visitors. Around this time, a number of festivals are held throughout the area. Festivals such as the Bourne Scallop Festival, which has been held for more than 40 years, offer a great atmosphere and showcase many of the things which make Cape Cod so popular.

Cape Cod Maritime Days are also held around May and June of every year. Visit during these days and take a guided kayak excursion, or visit art exhibitions or a nautical flea market.

Best neighborhoods to visit in Cape Cod

Things to do in Cape Cod

This striking monument marks the arrival of the Mayflower Pilgrims in America and gives visitors great views of the land that greeted them.

Favorable swimming conditions, great natural sights and plenty of fun activities make this beach a firm favorite among visitors to Provincetown.

Climb to the top of the tallest and oldest lighthouse in Cape Cod for stellar views of the rugged Atlantic coastline. 

When the beauty and natural richness of Cape Cod’s landscape leave you craving to know more, enjoy a tour through the halls of this museum and education center. 

Go for a swim in the surprisingly warm water or enjoy the views across Buzzard Bay at Falmouth’s family-favorite beach.

See the Cape Cod peninsula from a different perspective by riding a boat out of this picturesque harbor or wandering along its docks and jetties.

Covering over miles of shoreline around Cape Cod, this national park offers endless things to see and do regardless of the season.

Breathtaking views and a rich variety of wildlife along this barrier beach make it a worthwhile trip any time of year. 

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Connect with a local photographer to capture your most memorable Cape Cod moments during this private photo shoot. Get insider tips on what to eat, see and do and return from your trip with beautiful, high quality, holiday memories. The best souvenir ever.

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Travel to scenic Cape Cod through the quaint town of Sandwich. Breathe in the salty sea air, and enjoy the sparkling beaches, lighthouses, cottages, and sailboats. Bask in the summer sun as you cruise and view the stunning Kennedy family compound.

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Are you more into the relaxed pace of kayaking, we got you covered! A great option for the “take it easy” crowd to get to see amazing wildlife while feeling totally comfortable with the group and their ACA certified guide.

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You haven’t enjoyed a true Cape Cod sunset unless you’ve watched it from the water. One of the most beautiful sunset scenes imaginable as we set up at the mouth of Ockway bay to enjoy the bursting color and calm that only nature can deliver.

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Land lovers need a way to experience the true Cape Cod and it’s oceans and this is the best way EVER! Cruising through iconic New Seabury out to South Cape Beach we meet with the Cape Cod Learning Lab where we find amazing creatures, collect samples, and investigate under microscopes! This beginner bike portion of about 2 miles brings us to the always booming marshes of South Cape Beach.

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We delve into one of four regions on Cape Cod, the Upper Cape, The Mid Cape, the Lower Cape and the Outer Cape. Explore one of these regions in depth as we explore the waters edge for creatures and discuss the geologic history of Cape Cod.