Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is a beautiful, seaside community made up of 15 towns. There is so much to do and see, making this a very busy tourist area in the summer.
Cape Cod is in the lower, southeast portion of the state of Massachusetts. The hooked shaped, sandy, peninsula extends about 65 miles into the Atlantic Ocean and has about 500 miles of coastline. The Cape is made up of four regions, Upper Cape, Mid Cape, Lower Cape, and Outer Cape.
The towns on the Cape are: Bourne, Sandwich, Falmouth, Mashpee, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Harwhich, Dennis, Brewster, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.
Reasons to Visit Cape Cod
Visiting Cape Cod can be as simple and relaxed as laying on one of the many beautiful beaches to on-the-go, non-stop fun with tours, shops, and amazing food!
Some of the things you can do on the Cape:
- Beautiful beaches
- 14+ lighthouses to visit
- Quaint towns & villages
- Amazing restaurants, chowder houses & more
- Antique shops, art galleries & boutiques
- Museums, gardens & plantations
- Fishing, boating & whale watch
- Scenic rides & spots
- Hiking, biking, & golf
When to Visit
A trip to Cape Cod can be a year-round experience. However, if you go during off-season, you need to know that many of the shops and restaurants do close during the winter months!
- Looking for warm to hot weather, sun, and beach days, visit the cape during the months of June, July, and August.
- If you prefer the weather to be warm but comfortable, visit the cape during the months of April, May, and September.
- Do you love to be in sweatshirts and light jackets, visit the cape during the months of March and October.
- Are a winter, cold-weather lover, then January, February, November, and December are for you. Again, keep in mind that many of the attractions that have you wanting to go to the Cape may be closed for the season. But it is still a beautiful, scenic are to visit!
- The lighthouse pictured on every bag of Cape Cod potatoes chips is none other than Nauset Light! You can visit Nauset Light in Eastham
- Cape Cod has the highest concentration of lighthouses than any other place in the country
- Pilgrim Monument, located in Provincetown, is the tallest, all granite structure in the country
Our Experiences on the Cape
Being natives to Massachusetts, Cape Cod is our backyard! We visit for the beautiful beaches, delicious food, shopping, and exploring. We like to ride the scenic backroads of the Cape on our motorcycle, as well as exploring Provincetown, which provides amazing food, shops & boutiques, street entertainment as well as nightlife and shows!
Have you been to Cape Cod? Leave us a comment, we would love to know your favorite spots for exploring, eating and relaxing!