We are located within walking distance to a warm water ocean beach — perfect for families — beside the Herring River (a wonderful place to kayak) and across from the famous Harwich Salt Meadow Flats — home to all types of wildlife, including soaring eagles, hawks and blue heron — ready to explore by foot or by boat. There are many activities close by for the kids too.
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.
One of our favorite activities is to take the high-speed ferry, Freedom Ferry, from Saquatucket Harbor in Harwich Port, a ten minute drive, to the island of Nantucket. Shopping, dining, history and beautiful island beaches are a short boat ride away. Located at 731 Route 28, Harwich Port, MA, 508-432-8999
Freedom Offshore Adventures offers various boating adventures; fishing, whale watching, private seal tours, sunset cruises, private charters to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard and more. 731 Route 28, Harwich Port, MA, 508-432-8999
Bell’s Neck Hiking Trails, hiking in 259 acres, one of the largest conservation areas in Harwich
Kayak Rentals, kayaking in the nearby conservation areas of Swan Pond River and Bass River Park, 16 Main St. (Route 28), Dennis Port, MA, 508-398-0080 (for Swan Pond River) and 40 Main Street, West Dennis, MA, 508-685-6851 (for Bass River Park)
Pleasant Bay Community Boating, affordable kayak and sailboat rentals on the calm waters of Pleasant Bay, 2287 Route 28, Harwich, MA, 508-945-7245
Monomoy Island Seal Cruises, 80 Bridge Street, Chatham, MA, 774-722-1336
Cranberry Bog Tours, cranberry bog tours at a working cranberry farm in Harwich, 1601 Factory Rd, Harwich, MA, 508-432-0790
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.
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
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.
Earle St beach and Grey Neck beach are both a 10 minute walk away.
For the Kids – or the Young at Heart
The Cape Cod Baseball League, minor league baseball games are played in various Cape Cod towns. Come cheer on our Harwich Mariners.
Harbor Glen Mini-Golf, 168 Route 28 West Harwich, MA, 508-432-8240
Cape Cod Bumper Boats & Batting Cages, now offering a zip line adventure and a rock wall for climbing. 322 Main Street – Route 28 Harwich Port, MA, 508-430-1155
Trampoline Center, 296 Route 28 West Harwich, MA, 508-432-8717
Harwich Junior Theatre, local theater productions from local performers and talented guest performers from afar, 105 Division Street, West Harwich, MA, 508-432-2002
Cape Cod Rail Trail, trail begins at Rt. 134 South Dennis and 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.
Several restaurants and pubs are within walking distance. Harwich Port Center has many restaurants and shopping and is a short 5 minute drive.
Local Dining Options, with contact information and locations, courtesy of the Harwich Chamber of Commerce.
Fishtale Sportfishing 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. Harwich Port, MA, 508-237-5995
Magellan Cape Cod Sportfishing Charters We fish the tide rips in close proximity to Monomoy Island and further south toward 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. 715 Route 28, Harwich Port, MA, 508-237-9823
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 golf season. 183 Oak Street, Harwich, MA, 508-430-5234
Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Cape Playhouse grounds, Cape artists and touring exhibits, Dennis Port, MA, 508-385-4477
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, with nature trails and exhibits, Route 6A, Brewster, MA, 508-896-3867
JFK Museum, displays of the First Family at Hyannisport, Main Street Hyannis, MA, 508-790-3077
Pilgrim Monument and Provinctown Museum, Provincetown, the tallest granite structure in US, 508-487-1310
Plimoth Plantation, 1627 recreated Pilgrim Village, Rt. 3A, Plymouth, 508-746-1622