Eastham, MA

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Eastham featuring a sunset

Use this seaside Massachusetts town as your gateway to explore the Outer Cape and all its attractions, including the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Eastham marks the beginning of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Its beautiful beaches have drawn in visitors for generations.

Walk, drive or bike along Eastham's winding country roads, dotted with quaint wooden cottages, and embrace the feeling of a bygone era. The Pilgrims settled Eastham in 1644. Today, it has a permanent population of fewer than 5,000 residents.

Cape Cod National Seashore is the town's crown jewel. This national park stretches for 40 miles (65 kilometers) along Cape Cod's shoreline. Take your pick of beaches to go for a swim or enjoy a day of sunbathing.

Begin your explorations of the seashore at Salt Pond Visitor Center. Tour the complex's exhibits or catch a short film in its theater to learn more about the area and its history.

Travel back in time at First Encounter Beach. In 1620, British officer Myles Standish disembarked the Mayflower and led an exploration of Cape Cod to find a good place for the Pilgrims to settle. It was at this beach that Standish and his party first encountered the Nauset Native Indians.

Test the waters at Eastham’s many beaches. Coast Guard Beach, with its large sandy shore and calm waters, is very popular among swimmers and sunbathers. See the iconic lighthouse at Nauset Light Beach. Take a tour inside Nauset Lighthouse and enjoy the spectacular views from the top.

For a freshwater experience, go to Great Pond. This large pond located near the town center has two public beaches.

Cape Cod Rail Trail is one of the best ways to explore the area. Bring a bike or rent one in town and ride along this 22-mile (35.4-kilometer) former railroad path, which runs from Dennis to Wellfleet.

Take a walk to the Three Sisters Lighthouses. Visit the replacement lighthouses, which now stand in a line in a field offshore. The original trio were let fall into the Atlantic.

During the summer, Eastam is a hotbed for tourists seeking sun and surf. However, it is a gorgeous place to visit any time of year.

The Rugosa Guest House
The Rugosa Guest House
3 out of 5
4885 US-6, Eastham, MA
The price is $75 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Situated in Eastham, this guesthouse is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Poit's Lighthouse Mini Golf and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Beach. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (11 reviews)
"We loved our room."

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

The Rugosa Guest House
Four Points by Sheraton Eastham Cape Cod
Four Points by Sheraton Eastham Cape Cod
3 out of 5
3800 State Hwy, Eastham, MA
The price is $107 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Situated in Eastham, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Arnold's Mini Golf and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nauset Beach and Cape Cod National Seashore. Schoolhouse ...
4/5 Very Good! (584 reviews)
"Very Clean. I wish the restaurant had been opened all day and not only for breakfast."

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Four Points by Sheraton Eastham Cape Cod
Captains Quarters Motel & Conference Center
Captains Quarters Motel & Conference Center
2 out of 5
5000 State Highway/Route 6, Eastham, MA
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Poit's Lighthouse Mini Golf and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Beach. ...
3.7/5 Good! (842 reviews)
"Incredibly friendly staff, great location, great price!"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Captains Quarters Motel & Conference Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
New Listing! A perfect warm & cozy Cape getaway
New Listing! A perfect warm & cozy Cape getaway
Eastham, MA
The price is $219 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Situated by the sea, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Three Sisters Lighthouses, Cape Cod National Seashore, and Nauset Beach. Nauset Lighthouse ...
New Listing! A perfect warm & cozy Cape getaway
Private bayside cottage w/ beach decor - short drive to the water!
Private bayside cottage w/ beach decor - short drive to the water!
Eastham, MA
Situated by the sea, this historic vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Campground Beach, Thumpertown Beach, and Arnold's Mini Golf. Wiley Park Beach and Cooks ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (11 reviews)
Cute and comfortable
"The place was a bit dated and needed some updates. Beds were comfy, kitchen was fine. The couch smelled awful and we had to put blankets on it to sit. Overall a good experience"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2021

Private bayside cottage w/ beach decor - short drive to the water!
The Seagrove Suites & Guest Rooms - Luxurious King Studio Suite- Pet Friendly
The Seagrove Suites & Guest Rooms - Luxurious King Studio Suite- Pet Friendly
Eastham, MA
This family-friendly Eastham aparthotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Edward Penniman House and Barn, Cape Escape Adventure Golf, and Swift-Daley ...
5/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Wonderful pet-friendly suite
"For our Anniversary weekend getaway we chose Seagrove Resort . Karen and Wyman were easy to communicate with and facilitated our late evening contactless arrival. Little touches such as doggie towels and a full page information sheet about where dogs could go were a thoughtful bonus. We will visit ..."

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

The Seagrove Suites & Guest Rooms - Luxurious King Studio Suite- Pet Friendly
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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