Cape Cod Accommodations: Perfect Hotels and Vacation Homes on the Beach

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Harbor Beach in Provincetown

We have visited Cape Cod several times, both as a tour guide and as travel bloggersWe stayed in various places, but the most beautiful Cape Cod accommodations were always near the beach. The beaches of Cape Cod, such as Nauset Beach, Coast Guard Beach and Race Point Beach, thrilled us. Each visit brought new discoveries and wonderful experiences by the sea. Cape Cod beaches are a real highlight for us. Find your suitable Cape Cod accommodation or Cape Cod hotel here.

The best beaches on Cape Cod

We have visited Cape Cod beaches many times and discovered some favorites:

  1. Nauset Beach – Ideal for surfers and long walks on the beach.
  2. Coast Guard Beach – Perfect for families with children.
  3. Race Point Beach – Popular for its dunes and sunsets.
  4. Herring Cove Beach – Good choice for swimmers.
  5. Sandy Neck Beach – Quiet and ideal for relaxing.
  6. Mayflower Beach – Known for its tide pools.

Why Cape Cod?

The peninsula of Cape Cod, which extends like a sandy elbow off the coast of New England into the Atlantic, is known for its beautiful nature and the numerous beaches. However, these are often not so easy to find, with the exception of the beaches in the Cape Cod National Seashore National Park. Many are hidden and therefore only accessible through small villages.


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Long Point Beach near Provincetown - Here you will find Cape Cod accommodations
Long Point Beach near Provincetown - The best beach on Cape Cod - Is Cape Cod near you?


Tips for visiting the beach

The best beach is available Cape Cod But not if you're fair, because they're all good. In the national park, almost all of the beaches are equipped with changing rooms, showers and often picnic areas. There are also parking spaces, so the beaches are easy to reach.

However, if you are planning a beach day at Cape Cod National Seashore during the weekend in midsummer, you should get there as early as possible – because the beaches are popular.

Packing list for the beach day: What must be in the suitcase?

  • For a beach vacation on Cape Cod you need this Equipment. Use our checklist so that you don't forget anything.
  • A stiff breeze blows all year round on the Atlantic. A windbreaker does good service.
  • When the wind blows or the sun shines, I like to wear a baseball cap. It helps keep my hair under control and protects against the sun.
  • You will be walking a lot. Comfortable shoes also belong in the suitcase.



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In addition, many Bostonians move to the beach in Cape Cod with their families and pets, especially on weekends - with all the associated side effects such as congested streets and parking lots. Because of this, it's better to plan your beach day in Cape Cod during the week when locals are in their offices in Boston sit. Parking is not free during the summer months. They must be paid in addition to the park entrance fee.

Cape Cod Accommodations Near the Beach

Many Cape Cod accommodations and Cape Cod hotels are not located directly on the beach. This is because most of the best beaches on Cape Cod are located in the national park. The only place you can stay overnight there is in campgrounds. Therefore, many Cape Cod beaches can only be reached by car, bike or on foot. However, there is usually a Cape Cod accommodation that is not far from the beach.

In our selection of Cape accommodations you will therefore also find hotels, motels, holiday homes and B&Bs that are not located directly on the beach. However, the Cape Cod beaches are easy to reach from them. Massachusetts landmarks explore the area.

Cape Cod Accommodations in the National Park


Nauset Beach - Cape Cod accommodation near the beach
Nauset beach - the best beach on Cape Cod - which accommodation is Cape Cod?


Cape Cod Accommodations near Nauset Beach

This elongated sandy beach is hidden off the coast at Chatham. It can be reached via a street through a residential area in Orleans. It is signposted, but the signs are small and therefore easy to miss. Main Street and Beach Road lead to a car park with a kiosk where small snacks are sold in summer. Tables for Picnic available. There are also showers, changing rooms and toilets.

Coast Guard Beach - Where to find Cape Cod accommodation near the beach
Coast Guard Beach - The best beach on Cape Cod


Cape Cod Accommodations near Coast Guard Beach

The facilities at Coast Guard Beach are also very good and can be reached via the road that passes the Salt Pond Visitor Center. It is advisable to arrive early as the parking lot for the beach is located at the former Coast Guard station and is very small.

Wooden steps lead to the beach, which is lower than the road. If you walk a little away from the steps, you have the beach and the sea to yourself during the week. Showers, changing rooms and toilets are available. The beach is also easily accessible for disabled people.

Coast Guard Beach House - Discover Cape Cod beachfront accommodations
Coast Guard Beach House - The best beach on Cape Cod


Cape Cod Accommodations near Nauset Light Beach

Not far away is Nauset Light Beach, a beach that is also a few meters below the parking lot. There is more space for cars, but during summer weekends you should be there in time to secure a place. There are showers, changing rooms and toilets. The beach is also accessible for the disabled.

Nauset Light Beach
Nauset Light Beach - The best beach on Cape Cod


Cape Cod Accommodations on Marconi Beach

Take the junction off Route 6 towards Marconi Station Site, then turn off the road to Marconi Beach. However, this beach is not suitable for the disabled, but has showers and toilets.

Race Point Beach
Race Point Beach - The best beach on Cape Cod


Cape Cod Accommodations near Race Point Beach

Located at the end of the peninsula, the beach at Race Point extends to the outermost regions of Cape Cod in the Atlantic. The beach can be reached via Race Point Road, which also houses the Province Lands Visitor Center - a visitor center open during the summer months. The beach is very long and does not quite have the fine sand as the previously mentioned.

Herring Cove Beach - Cape Cod Accommodations
Herring Cove Beach


Cape Cod Accommodations near Herring Cove Beach

And finally the beach that Provincetown Closest on Cape Cod is Herring Cove Beach. It is easy to get to from the city and is also well equipped with showers, toilets, a snack bar and wheelchair access.

Connoisseurs also like to come here at sunset and enjoy their champagne picnic in combination with spectacular sights, when the sun sets into the sea.

Harbor Beach at Macmillan Wharf in Provincetown - Cape Cod Accommodations
Harbor Beach at Macmillan Wharf in Provincetown


Cape Cod Accommodations on other Beaches

Of course, there are also sandy beaches on Cape Cod that are outside the National Seashore. However, many of them border directly on the towns on the north coast of Cape Cod and are therefore also very popular with locals.

During the peak summer season, however, the parking lots there often have parking restrictions for non-Cape Codders, who are not allowed to park their cars in the beach parking lots during certain times of the day. However, one of them is always open to the public:


Bathing at Sandy Neck Beach - Cape Cod Accommodations
Bathing at Sandy Neck Beach on Cape Cod


Cape Cod Accommodations near First Encounter Beach on Cape Cod Bay

You should visit this beach especially, because it was here the first meeting between the Pilgrim Fathers and Indians took place. The coincidence happened by chance and both sides quickly withdrew from the scene - perhaps because they did not know what to think of each other?

The beach can definitely be reached via Samoset Road in Eastham. The beach slopes gently and the sea is calm here. Therefore, the beach is well suited for families with children. At low tide, the water retreats far. There are also very beautiful sunsets here.

Like most beaches on Cape Cod, it is well equipped with a large parking lot (charges for parking apply), a bathhouse and an ice cream vendor, that keeps coming back regularly.

Our Tip: Definitely spend several days on Cape Cod on a New England tour. It's worth it.


Boats on Cape Cod
Boats on Cape Cod


3 Cape Cod Hotels and Accommodations You Must See

Discover artfully designed hotels and accommodations in beautiful Cape Cod! Whether you're looking for luxurious accommodations on the water or secluded hideaways surrounded by nature - you'll find them here! These Cape Cod accommodations will delight you!

Here you will also find a wide selection of inexpensive hotels and high-quality accommodations in the most beautiful places on the peninsula. Discover luxury accommodations right on the water, secluded hideaways surrounded by nature or the best wellness resorts - there is something for everyone here!


The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn

For a luxurious stay in Cape Cod try the Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn. Located about 1,5 mile from Sea Street Beach, this charming colonial-style hotel has everything you need for a relaxing vacation - spacious suites with fireplaces and whirlpools, private patios and an excellent dining area. An ideal destination for couples who want to experience pure romance!


Wequassett Resort and Golf Club

Spend a few days exploring Cape Cod at the award-winning Wequassett Resort and Golf Club. This majestic resort offers luxurious rooms, suites and villas as well as some of the best golf courses in Massachusetts.

Enjoy a unique dining experience at the resort's on-site restaurants while admiring the breathtaking views of Pleasant Bay from your patio or balcony. And don't forget to take advantage of the wellness classes and enjoy a dip in the outdoor pool or hot tub!


Sea Crest Beach Hotel

For a beachfront vacation experience, look no further than the Sea Crest Beach Hotel. Just a short drive from popular Cape Cod attractions like the Woods Hole Science Aquarium and Martha's Vineyard Ferry, this oceanfront hotel offers unbeatable access to the area's best beaches.

Relax in their heated outdoor pool after a day of exploring the local shops and galleries, or soak up some sun with a cold drink in hand on the huge sundeck.


Best time to visit Cape Cod beaches

The best time to visit Cape Cod beaches is from June to September. We often choose these months because the weather is warm and pleasant. During this time, the beaches are lively, the water is refreshing, and many local events take place.

July and August are perfect for swimming and sunbathing, while June and September are quieter, ideal for leisurely strolls. Cape Cod is also beautiful in the fall, especially for those who prefer milder temperatures and fewer tourists. Each season offers a unique experience on Cape Cod beaches.

Cape Cod lodging questions and answers

Where should I stay on Cape Cod if I want a quiet location?

If you prefer a quiet location, consider staying in one of the smaller towns like Harwich or Chatham.

Is there affordable accommodation on Cape Cod?

Yes, there is plenty of affordable accommodation on Cape Cod, particularly in the outskirts and smaller towns.

What are the best beach hotels on Cape Cod?

There are many beachfront hotels on Cape Cod, but these are some of the best Chatham Bars Inn* in Chatham, that Wequassett Resort and Golf Club* in Harwich and that Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club* or The Mansion at Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club* in Brewster.

What are the best boutique hotels on Cape Cod?

If you're looking for a boutique hotel on Cape Cod, you should Salt House Inn* in Provincetown, that Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn* in Harwich Port and that Queen Anne Inn* consider in Chatham.

What accommodation on Cape Cod is best for families?

The Sea Crest Beach Hotel* in Falmouth is a great option for families as it offers its own beach and plenty of kid-friendly amenities like a pool and playroom.


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updated on May 10.07.2024, XNUMX

Cape Cod Accommodations: Perfect Hotels and Vacation Homes on the Beach

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn

3 thoughts too "Cape Cod Accommodations: Perfect Hotels and Vacation Homes on the Beach"

    1. Hi Jenny,

      At the moment it would be too cold for me there, but in the spring, summer or fall it is really nice there. A nice weekend also you.

      Best regards,

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