Your Destination Guide to Cape Cod

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Recreation

Recreation
Recreation

© Joe Shlabotnik

With 559 miles of coastline, there is not enough time in a week to experience all of the outdoor fun on Cape Cod. Take a scenic bike ride along 100 miles of available bike trails. Kayak through thriving marshland, fish along the Cape Cod Canal or practice your swing at one of the 27 public golf courses. From sailboats to surfboards, aboard a whale watching cruise or lounging on the beach, you’ll be wishing for more hours in the day to take in everything the Cape has to offer.

Cape Cod | Recreation

Boating and Sailing
  • Boating and Sailing
  • Cape Cod’s iconic boating culture is everywhere — from men and women clad in nautical gear to cocktails named for dangerous sailing conditions — the peninsula is bursting at the shorelines with marinas, boating clubs, and sailing associations.
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Golfing
  • Golfing
  • From the amateur to the professional, golf on the Cape is sure to fit your style and is well worth the sometimes harrowing trip down narrow Route 6. With over fifty golf courses on the Cape, we’ve pared it down to a baker’s dozen of worthy public courses.
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Kayaking
  • Kayaking
  • Wind through shallow channels, salt marshes, tidal creeks, and ocean bays at sunset; explore quiet nature reserves and bustling barrier beaches; view an array of migrating birds, nesting plovers, ospreys, herons, or a lonely lighthouse.
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Surfing
  • Surfing
  • Cape Cod surfing is often overlooked, but it has been alive and kicking for decades, and those who know best keep coming back. For old-school surfing on Cape Cod, the Outer Cape — from Orleans to Truro — hosts the best breaks.
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Whale Watching
  • Whale Watching
  • Whales seem to evoke a child-like wonder in most of us. Maybe it’s their sheer size, dwarfing us until we’re kids at the aquarium again with our sticky fingers pressed against the thick, blue...
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