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Family Activities

Family Activities
Family Activities

© Ashleigh Bennett

Although most people think of lighthouses and beaches when they think of Cape Cod, it’s also brimming with land-based activities for the whole family. Whether it’s mini-golf at Pirate’s Cove or seeing the animals at the Zooquarium, catching a kid-friendly show at the Cape Playhouse or kidding around at the Castle-in-the-Clouds playground, Cape Cod has plenty of options for spending your family-oriented vacation.

Cape Cod | Family Activities

Cahoon Hollow Beach
  • Cahoon Hollow Beach
  • Epitomizing the allure of the Outer Cape with wind-sculpted dunes towering 90 feet, Cahoon Hollow is nothing short of spectacular. Capturing the hearts of thrill seeking surfers, this beach is custom made for any adventurer, beginning with the requisite trek down a 75-foot sand dune to the beach.
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Cape Cod Maritime Museum
  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum
  • From clambakes to sailboats, what people enjoy most about Cape Cod is its connection to the ocean. The Cape Cod Maritime Museum, through its fascinating and in-depth archive, showcases that...
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Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
  • Located on 320 acres of Brewster Conservation land, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History offers an array of exhibits, programs, and day trips pertaining to the natural history of Cape Cod.
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Cape Playhouse
  • Cape Playhouse
  • A former Unitarian Meeting House — pews still intact — combined with balmy summer nights, create a rich and intimate setting for a show at the Cape Playhouse.
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Green Briar Nature Center
  • Green Briar Nature Center
  • Nestled back in the woods and adjacent to a pond like a storybook illustration, the Green Briar Nature Center is a living tribute to Sandwich’s native son, Thornton W. Burgess.
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Old Silver Beach
  • Old Silver Beach
  • A rock jetty divides Old Silver Beach in two, like a line drawn down the middle of a bedroom of two arguing roommates; except in this case, everyone is happy.
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Sea Gull Beach
  • Sea Gull Beach
  • The surf laps rhythmically against the shore, pristine sand the consistency of powder covers the area, and dune grass dances with the breeze—your beach fantasies come true at Sea Gull Beach.
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South Cape Beach
  • South Cape Beach
  • You can certainly swim in the waters of South Cape Beach, but why limit yourself? Resting in a State Park, the beach stretches for just over a mile and is protected, along with the surrounding 2500-acres of open water, under Massachusetts’ Department of Conservation.
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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Wellfleet Bay’s Wildlife Sanctuary (WBWS) is dedicated to preserving coastal habitats for wildlife by purchasing and preserving large parcels of undeveloped land on Cape Cod.
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


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