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Kalmus Beach

Soak up the sun, comb the sands for pretty shells or soar across the waves while windsurfing at this breezy beach. 

Kalmus Beach is a wide and well-equipped stretch of white-sand beach. Spend fun days here engaging in exciting watersports or just relaxing as you lie on the soft sand.

The beach is named after the inventor of Technicolor film, Herbert Kalmus, who once owned this plot of land. It has since become a much-frequented beach with a range of visitor-friendly facilities, including restrooms and showers. Bring the whole family along to this safe stretch, where lifeguards are on duty during the summer up until Labor Day.

Join other windsurfers out on the waves. This beach is known as a windsurfing haven due to the favorable conditions. Consistent winds, as well as good water temperatures in the spring, summer and fall seasons, make it an ideal spot to practice the sport. If you want to remain dry, try flying a kite instead. Half of the beach is allocated for activities including windsurfing and kite flying, so there is plenty of room to practice these hobbies.

Casual visitors hoping not to get windswept can enjoy a relaxing day on the other half of the beach, which is less exposed to the elements. Find a patch of sand for sunbathing and wade into the calm, warm waters. You might want to take a book along to keep you entertained or simply gaze out at the ships sailing around the harbor. Look for sea shells as you walk along the beach if you need a change of pace.

The beach has a picnic area where you can eat, so bring food and drinks along to enjoy after surfing the waves or lying in the sun. If you need to purchase food, a snack shack sells a limited selection. 

Kalmus Beach has many parking spaces, which can be used for a fee. It is less than a 10-minute drive from Hyannis’ Main Street or you can also walk. On foot, the journey takes about 30 minutes.


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Hyannis Harbor Hotel $109
Hyannis Harbor Hotel

Hyannis Harbor Hotel

213 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Hyannis hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum and Kalmus Beach. Cape Cod Melody Tent and Barnstable Harbor are also within 6 mi (10 km). Hyannis Transportation Center is 12 minutes by foot.

    Aiden by Best Western @ Cape Point $89
    Aiden by Best Western @ Cape Point

    Aiden by Best Western @ Cape Point

    476 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA
       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Cape Cod Inflatable Park and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Hyannis Harbor. Pirate's Cove Mini Golf and Englewood Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      Bayside Resort Hotel $85
      Bayside Resort Hotel

      Bayside Resort Hotel

      225 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly West Yarmouth hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Putter's Paradise Miniature Golf and Wild Animal Lagoon. Hyannis Harbor is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away. Hyannis Transportation Center is 28 minutes by foot.

        Cape Sands Inn $59
        Cape Sands Inn

        Cape Sands Inn

        149 Main St - RT 28, West Yarmouth, MA
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated near the airport, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, Hyannis Harbor, and Cape Cod Inflatable Park. St. Francis Xavier Church and Cape Cod Melody Tent are also within 3 mi (5 km). Hyannis Transportation Center is 23 minutes by foot.

          Anchor In Distinctive Waterfront Lodging $119
          Anchor In Distinctive Waterfront Lodging

          Anchor In Distinctive Waterfront Lodging

          1 South Street, Hyannis, MA
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cape Cod Maritime Museum and Hyannis Harbor. Cape Codder Water Park is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away. Hyannis Transportation Center is 10 minutes by foot.

            Beachfront Townhouse With Spectacular Ocean Views
            Beachfront Townhouse With Spectacular Ocean Views

            Beachfront Townhouse With Spectacular Ocean Views

            Hyannis, MA
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Hyannis, this beachfront condo building is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of John F. Kennedy Memorial and Hyannis Harbor. Kalmus Beach and Keyes Memorial Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km). Hyannis Transportation Center is 26 minutes by foot.

              Walk To Pool And Beach. Townhouse With Ocean Views!
              Walk To Pool And Beach. Townhouse With Ocean Views!

              Walk To Pool And Beach. Townhouse With Ocean Views!

              Hyannis, MA
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Hyannis, this beachfront vacation home is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Kalmus Beach and Hyannis Harbor. Keyes Memorial Beach and Keyes Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km). Hyannis Transportation Center is 25 minutes by foot.

                Great Family Escape to Cape Cod! Spend the Summer Relaxing on a Private Beach
                Great Family Escape to Cape Cod! Spend the Summer Relaxing on a Private Beach

                Great Family Escape to Cape Cod! Spend the Summer Relaxing on a Private Beach

                Hyannis, MA
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Hyannis, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kalmus Beach and Hyannis Harbor. John F. Kennedy Memorial and Keyes Memorial Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km). Hyannis Transportation Center is 25 minutes by foot.