Your Destination Guide to Cape Cod

Destination Guide Cape Cod - Your Destination Guide to Cape Cod, MA

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Visiting the sights of Cape Cod feels like driving through a real-life postcard of quaint beaches, picnics, lighthouses, and historic landmarks. To see how the area helped shape American history, be sure to visit Plymouth Rock or the Kennedy Compound, before relaxing on its many lush beaches. Take in the sights on one of the largest barrier islands in the world, and by the end of your stay, you’ll be referring to it by its local nickname: The Cape.

Cape Cod | Sightseeing

Chatham Lighthouse Beach
  • Chatham Lighthouse Beach
  • Beauty and danger jockey for attention at Chatham’s Lighthouse Beach. Unpredictable currents meet unsuspecting swimmers in these waters, and the outcome is never worth the gamble. After many heated town meetings, the decision was made to close off this popular beach to swimmers.
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Head of the Meadow Beach
  • Head of the Meadow Beach
  • The sandy cliffs stretching alongside most Outer Cape beaches reach their highest peaks in Truro, with some dunes exceeding 100 feet. Truro’s Head of the Meadow Beach is graced not only with towering cliffs, but an expansive stretch of sand, an example of Cape Cod at its most picturesque.
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Hy-Line Cruises
  • Hy-Line Cruises
  • Follow the Walkway to the Sea, down through the Hyannis Village Green and you’ll wind up standing on the docks of the historical and scenic Hyannis Harbor - the bastion of commerce and recreation for Cape Cod past and present.
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Nickerson State Park
  • Nickerson State Park
  • Camping, when you think of it in utterly literal terms, seems like a fairly strange notion (“Let’s go and sleep on the ground in the woods tonight!”), but it continues to capture our imagination and we continue to go back again and again.
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Pilgrim Monument
  • Pilgrim Monument
  • In the seaside community of Provincetown, the tallest all-granite structure in the United States commemorates the arrival of the Pilgrims to the New World.
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Province Lands Visitor Center
Salt Pond Visitor Center
  • Salt Pond Visitor Center
  • When visiting Eastham, plan on stopping in at the Salt Pond Visitor’s Center, gateway to Cape Cod’s National Seashore, even if it’s just to pick up a trail map or the monthly calendar of events.
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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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Town Beach and Sandwich Boardwalk
  • Town Beach and Sandwich Boardwalk
  • Located at the entrance of Sandwich Harbor, Town Beach is an idyllic maritime setting. Unlike other bayside beaches with their eerily calm water, Town Beach provides average to small swells, and...
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