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Cape Cod is a classic New England favourite and a must see when holidaying in New England. Cape Cod’s expensive grassy sand dunes, pretty blue water that stretches out for miles and quaint New England colonial architecture is what makes it so attractive to tourists visiting the region.
Staying in Cape Cod
When staying in Cape Cod many clients like to swap a hotel for charming bed and breakfast or family run inn where you can experience the New England charm and classic colonial architecture that Cape Cod is so famous for. Some of our client’s favourite bed and breakfasts in Cape Cod that are ideal for travellers looking to be transported through time are: the Old Harbor Inn - a 1930s colonial style home that is reminiscent of a traditional Cape Cod home, the Captains House Inn – historic B&B that transports you to another time and serves high tea at 4:00 o'clock every day, and the Inn at Cape Cod - this is a beautiful 1820s Cape Cod home in Yarmouth with only 7 rooms so you really will be looked after.
There are also plenty of hotels in Cape Cod and some clients prefer the larger hotels with more amenities whilst holidaying in New England, some of our client’s favourite hotels in Cape Cod are: the Sea Crest Beach Hotel – for its great facilities and beachfront location, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cape Cod – for its location near the harbour, and the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club – for its excellent facilities, fine dining options, colonial-style look and beachfront bar.
Cape Cod Beaches
Cape Cod’s most famous beach, and its most pictured, is Mayflower Beach. Mayflower Beach is home to the infamous picket fences, wide golden sand beaches and swaying grass. Mayflower Beach is located within the coastal town of Dennis and during mid-tide visitors to Mayflower Beach can walk for miles and miles until they reach the sea, and it is the perfect place to watch the sunset. Mayflower beach is ideal for families as there are lifeguards on duty as well as picnic areas and bathrooms, and plenty of room for beach games.
Another of Cape Cod’s most famous beaches is Marconi Beach - this Cape Cod beach can be found in the Wellfleet's section of Cape Cod National Seashore. Marconi Beach is backed by large sand dunes and offers guests a chance to encounter marine wildlife like seals as well as swim in the lifeguard patrolled areas of the beach. This beach is very popular however it is also very large meaning you will likely always have your own space and room on the sand.
For a beach that doesn't attract many crowds, why not visit Chatham Lighthouse Beach - this beach has terrific swimming conditions most days, though there are no lifeguards, and a long white sandy beach that is beautiful for a nice beach stroll, to relax on, or even a walk up to the beach’s is working lighthouse. Chatham Lighthouse Beach offers little parking, which is why it's often empty, so bear this in mind when visiting.
There are many more beaches on Cape Cod; some are great for surfing like Race Point Beach and others for families with small children like Breakwater Beach. When you speak to your New England travel expert, you can ask them about which beaches to visit in New England and where to stay whilst visiting if you would like to spend a night or two in that specific coastal community.
Cape Cod is home to charming coastal towns where you can spend your days strolling through the town's main streets, visiting boutique stores, and enjoying the beautiful architecture and views each town provides.
Provincetown is one of the most well well-known Cape Cod beach communities; located on the very edge of the Outer Cape, this town has a lively atmosphere and holds events like the Provincetown Carnival. Whilst in Provincetown be sure to visit Race Point Lighthouse, do some shopping on Commercial Street, and visit the amazing beaches. If you fancy spending the night or two in Provincetown then why not check into Surfside Hotel & Suites for private beach access.
Another of Cape Cod’s coastal towns that boasts amazing picturesque scenery is Dennis. Dennis is a coastal community well known for its long stretching white sandy beaches, like Chapin Memorial Beach and Howes Beach, where visitors can spend their days relaxing. Dennis has two distinct sides to it: the Nantucket Sound and Cape Cod Bay - Nantucket Sound has a much more distinct New England village feel while Cape Cod Bay is much more rural and sparsely populated.
If you're looking for a day away from the beach in a town with more amenities and things to do then look no further than Hyannis – Hyannis has a big city feel, even though it's a smaller town, on Cape Cod and is home to an airport, shopping malls and world-renowned restaurants. If you fancy staying the night at this more cosmopolitan town, why not check-in to the Hyannis Harbor Hotel and experience some quintessential new England charm in this nautical themed hotel.
Best Time to Visit Cape Cod
The best time to visit Cape Cod is during the summer months (June, July, and August), September may still offer nice weather for a beach stroll but not so much for a relaxing day at the beach. Cape Cod’s shopping scene is also seasonal and during the winter months many of the shops close (November through May).
Exploring New England from Cape Cod
Many visitors like to pair their holiday to Cape Cod with other New England destinations such as Nantucket Island, Martha's Vineyard, the White Mountain National Forest up in New Hampshire, and of course a Boston and Cape Cod Holiday.
However you want to explore New England, Charter Travel can help you to book and organise your New England holiday for you. So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today by calling us on 01635 551011 and speak to a New England Expert or fill out our enquiry form which will send an e-mail directly to our sales team. We can't wait to help you plan your perfect New England holiday.
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