A LATE SUMMER GETAWAY
The Cape offers you an infinite number of activities, from just chilling on the beach to sailing in search of whales.
Our weekend was a relaxed getaway and I will tell you everything we visited.
What is a summer without the beach? If you are looking for beaches, Cape Cod’s National Seashore is the place where you will find yourself walking on gorgeous beaches. It is your choice, either the wild Atlantic ocean on the east coast or the calm waters on the west.
The ones I visited:
Race Point Beach
This long sandy paradise, located at the top of the cape, has been named by Tripadvisor, one of the best beaches in the country. It does not only offer a beautiful scene but as well the opportunity to see whales, white sharks, go for quiet walks and nature hikes. Walk through the beach grass and dunes to find the historic lighthouse.
The thing that I liked the most about this beach is that it has not become commercialized, you won’t find any restaurants or shops here, but just sun, sand, as far as the eye can see.
Like many of the beaches on The Cape, there is a fee of $25 to access the area from late June to early September. Another good reason to visit the Cape out of season, we did not have to pay!
Chatham Lighthouse Beach
Only half a mile from downtown, this large expanse of sand offers stunning views, walks out to southern Monomoy Island, natural wonders, and serious serenity.
Here you can find Chatham Light, the lighthouse for which this beach is famous for.
Nauset Light Beach
Backed by massive dunes, this beach is quite large, but smaller compared to other seashore beaches. It has large waves great for surfing and boogie boarding.
You can admire the view from above, taking a small walk through a trail you will see from the famous lighthouse.
Grays Beach & Chapin Memorial Beach
Grays beach isn't the most beautiful one, but it has a boardwalk that takes you over salt marshes, and on the other side of the bay you will find yourself surrounded by dunes and the Chapin Memorial beach.
Corn Hill Beach
Calm waters and the most wonderful sunsets.
The colorful town of Provincetown, located at the very top of the Cape -once known as an artist colony- is a colorful community of artists, drag queens, restaurants and plenty of boutique and eclectic shopping. This is a must visit if you are going to The Cape!
The Cape has many historic lighthouses to visit. Nauset Light, is the most famous and photographed one, located within the Cape Cod National Coast.
In addition to its role as an active light for mariners, this picturesque lighthouse is an iconic symbol of Cape Cod and the logo os the famous Cape Cod chips.
Rent or bring a bike to experience the outdoors on one of Cape Cod’s many bike trails.
Get off the beaten paths and explore.
Do not miss a sunset!
If you want to avoid the crowds and save money but still enjoy the good weather, visit the cape early June or mid September.
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