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Things to do in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Simon

November 13, 2022

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Cape Cod is a historic maritime town located on the southeastern coast of Massachusetts. The town is known for its quaint charm, beautiful beaches, and rich history. If you're planning a trip to Cape Cod, here are some of the best things to do in the area.

Visit the Beaches

Cape Cod is home to some of the best beaches in Massachusetts. Whether you're looking to relax on the sand or catch some waves, there's a beach for you. Popular beaches include Nauset Beach, Cahoon Hollow Beach, and Chapin Beach. Be sure to pack your sunscreen!

Explore the Lighthouses 

Cape Cod is home to several lighthouses which offer stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. The most popular lighthouse is the Highlight of Cape Cod which was built in 1857.

Visit Cape Cod National Seashore 

Cape Cod National Seashore is a protected area that spans over 50 miles of coastline. The area is home to numerous hiking trails, campsites, and picnicking areas,

Go whale watching

Cape Cod is one of the best places in the world to see humpback whales. There are several tour companies that offer whale watching trips. 

Shop till you drop on Main Street in Hyannis

This historic street is lined with cute shops selling everything from clothes and jewelry to art and home decor. 

Taste the local seafood

Cape Cod is known for its fresh seafood, so be sure to try some while you're in town! Lobster is a local specialty. 

Relax on Kalmus Beach

This beach is perfect for families as it offers calm waters protected by a offshore breakwater. 

Take a ferry to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket Island

These two nearby islands are both worth a visit during your stay in Cape Cod

Browse the Art Galleries in Wellfleet

Wellfleet is home to many art galleries, as well as studios where you can watch artists at work. 

Summary

Cape Cod is a beautiful town with plenty to offer visitors. From its picturesque beaches to its historic lighthouses, there's something for everyone in this maritime town. So whether you're looking to relax or explore, be sure to add Cape Cod to your list of must-see places.

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