Those who live on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, have often chosen to live here because they want to live near the ocean. Similarly, people who visit this area often do so because they want a seaside vacation close to water and beaches. If you are simply visiting the area, there are many amazing beaches where you can spend time during your trip. Here’s a traveler’s guide to the best beaches on Cape Cod.
Race Point Beach, Provincetown
According to Cape Cod Online, the best beach on Cape Cod is Race Point Beach. Located in Provincetown, the beach stretches around the tip of the cape to the lifeguard station. The beach is lined with dunes, and then there is a wide stretch of sandy beach that borders the water. There are bike paths leading off the beach, and there are some sections where surfing is allowed. However, there is a strong undertow, and this means that swimming is not recommended except in shallow water. Bathers enjoy spending time on this beach, as the sun shines directly on the sand throughout the day.
Coast Guard Beach, Eastham
Not only is Coast Guard Beach in Eastham one of the best beaches on Cape Cod, it is also often listed as one of the best beaches in the United States. It is a large beach with a lot of open space, and a boardwalk runs the length of the beach, which has good disabled access. The big waves make it a popular spot for surfing, and nature lovers enjoy watching seals on the beach. People also enjoy playing volleyball on the sand.
Nauset Beach, Orleans
If your purpose in visiting the beach is to go fishing, then one of the best options is Nauset Beach in Orleans. It is one of the best beaches on Cape Cod for fishing for blues and bass. However, there are many other reasons to visit this beach, including incredible sunrises, cool ocean waters, excellent surf, and sandy beaches that are perfect for sunbathing. It is important to note that you should not confuse this beach with Nauset Light Beach.
Harding Beach, Chatham
For those who want to stay active rather than just sunbathe, one of the best beaches in the area is Harding Beach. There are many activities that you can enjoy on this beach, such as frisbee and volleyball. People also enjoy swimming in assigned areas, kayaking, building sand castles, and launching sailboats. If you choose to kayak or sail, then Monomoy Island is one of Harding Beach’s most popular destinations. Due to the wide range of activities to enjoy at Harding Beach, it is a popular spot for families.
Mayflower Beach, Dennis
According to US News, Mayflower Beach in Dennis is one of the best beaches on Cape Cod. During low tide, visitors to the beach can walk several miles to the water’s edge. Many people visit in the early afternoon to see the sunset. Families enjoy visiting the beach as there are public restrooms, lifeguards on duty, space for beach games, and picnic areas. The waters are generally calmer at Mayflower Beach than other Cape Cod beaches.
Marconi Beach, Wellfleet
The beautiful sand dunes are the perfect backdrop for the sandy stretch of Marconi Beach in Wellfleet. Some areas along the beach are guarded by lifeguards so that people can swim. Other sections of the beach have bigger waves that are great for surfing. It is also a great place to visit if you want to see seals frolicking in their natural habitat.
Old Silver Beach, Falmouth
You can enjoy some of the best views on Cape Cod from Old Silver Beach in Falmouth, which is why it is such a popular place to visit. Not only are there great views of Buzzards Bay, but there are also views of many of the other coastal towns in Massachusetts. The beach is divided into an area for residents and another for visitors to the area. These sections are divided by a pier. Thanks to the calm waters, it is a beach that attracts families who want to swim. Therefore, it can soon get crowded on the beach.
Veteran’s Park Beach, Hyannis
Hikers often head to Veterans Park Beach in Hyannis. Although it is a small beach, there is plenty of space for a picnic and the surroundings are picturesque. If you don’t have a picnic, you can use the barbecue facilities or grab something from the snack shack. There is also a children’s playground and there is enough space on the beach to play other games. The beach is close to the Hyannis Yacht Club and Hyannis Harbor, so it’s nice to spend an afternoon sitting looking at the …