Cape Cod Attractions

From fishing to golfing and water sports, there is no shortage of fun and exciting things to do in Cape Cod. With such a wide range of activities and adventures to choose from, it is no wonder why Cape Cod is one of the premier vacation destinations in the United States. Listed below are some of the top tourist attractions around Cape Cod. For a complete list of the top activities and attractions in Cape Cod, visit VirtualCapeCod.com.

Cape Cod National Seashore: A variety of historic structures are within the boundary of the Seashore, including lighthouses, a lifesaving station, and numerous Cape Cod style houses. The Seashore offers six swimming beaches, eleven self-guiding nature trails, and a variety of picnic areas and scenic overlooks. 

Whale Watching: Provincetown, Dolphin Fleet, 800-826-9300, Hyannis Whale Watcher, 508-362-6088

Heritage Museums and Gardens: Sandwich, 76 acres of gardens, trails and changing exhibits, antique cars, carousel, Currier and Ives, and a working windmill, 508-888-1222

Village of Sandwich, off Rt. 6A to Rt. 130, antique shops, Sandwich Glass Museum, 508-888-0251, Hoxie House, Thornton Burgess Museum (Peter Rabbit) 

Plimouth Plantation: Rt. 3A, Plymouth, 1627 recreated Pilgrim Village, 508-746-1622

Beaches

Enjoy miles of windswept, white sand beaches. Splash around in the warm waters of Nantucket Sound at one of the salt water beaches. If fresh water is your style, there are an abundance of pristine fresh water beaches located in the Harwiches.

Bicycle Routes

Cape Cod Rail Trail, Begins at Rt. 134 South Dennis ends in Wellfleet. 39.6 miles on mostly flat surfaces past lakes, bogs and some beaches. 

Nickerson State Park, off Rt. 6A, Brewster, various length hiking and biking trails in forest and lake areas.

Fishing

First Line Fishing.  At 210 Orleans Road in Chatham , MA, First Line Fishing is a full-service tackle shop conveniently located in the heart of some of the best fishing waters on the Eastern Shore of the United States. Here you can find stripers, bluefish, tuna, sea trout, sea bass, and much more. In addition to the top brands of fishing equipment, we offer guided tours and boat rentals.

Fishtale Sportfishing. You’ve come to CAPE COD to fish, and Captain Mort will bring you a world-class fishing experience! Starting out in the quiet harbor at Harwich Port, you'll set out past Monomoy Island and enjoy the view of the Cape Cod coastline. Take in the warm summer morning on the water, and when you reach the rips where the big stripers cruise, the fun really begins.

Magellan Cape Cod Sportfishing Charters.  We fish the tide rips in close proximity to Monomoy Island and further south towards Nantucket. These tide rips provide excellent striped bass fishing summer and fall. Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, a barrier island located south of Chatham, offers our passengers a passing view of wildlife and abandoned lighthouse en route to the bass rips.

Golf

Cranberry Valley Golf Course.  The Cranberry Valley Golf Course is a municipal facility located in Harwich, Massachusetts.  The entire staff at Cranberry Valley looks forward to serving you in the upcoming golf season.  Let's all hope for great weather and good times!

Museums

Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Cape Playhouse grounds, Cape artists and touring exhibits 508-385-4477

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Rt. 6A Brewster with nature trails and exhibits 508-896-3867

JFK Museum, Main Street Hyannis displays of the First Family at Hyannisport, 508-790-3077

Pilgrim Monument and Provinctown Museum, Provincetown, the tallest granite structure in US, 508-487-1310

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