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An Ultimate Guide to Cape Cod's Top 10 Best Breathtaking Beaches

Cape Cod is a popular summertime destination that is known for its classic New England feel and idyllic, coastal lifestyle. Cape Cod is one of the most visited places on earth because of its historic sites, floral and fauna, natural attractions, notable coastlines and breathtaking beaches. Whatever vibe you crave, you’ll surely find it here. So, grab your towel and sunscreen as we show you around to some of our most beloved beaches on Cape Cod.

Craigville Beach, Centerville

Craigville Beach is a public beach located in Nantucket Sound that has been nickname as “world famous” because it is a popular tourist hot spot for teens and kids and “muscle beach” because of its buff beach goers. Craigville Beach offers a long, beautiful stretch of sand, public parking, warm waters, and handicap accessibility. A perfect beach for families and kids because of its calm, shallow waters and sea shells.

Cahoon Hollow Beach, Wellfleet

It is known for its world class surfing, giant sand dunes, striking cliff landscapes and iconic Atlantic-side, wide-sand beach. This beach is popular with teens and young adults who loves beach party.

Mayflower Beach, Dennis

Mayflower Beach is one of the best and most family-friendly beach in the in the US and the most scenic beach in Dennis. A popular beach destination for photographers, those in awe of the oceans and families because of its calm tidal flats and stunning sunset.

Old Silver Beach, Falmouth

Another popular beach in Cape Cod because of the picturesque view of the Buzzards Bay, spectacular sunset, calm, warm, and azure water and fine, soft white sand.

Shaket Beach

This is another beach spot for those who loves sunset and photography as it offers a gorgeous view of the sunset. A great beach for young children and families as well because of the calm, warm water and sand bars. Watching boats and flying kites can be enjoyed here as well.

Race Point Beach

Located at the northernmost tip of Cape Cod in Provincetown and was named after the the powerful racing cross current. This beach is ideal for surfing, great for fishing, and biking. It also offers pristine sands and shallow waters that’s good for swimming too.

Nauset Light Beach

Dubbed as a “nearly perfect” beach by a National Geographic Traveller. An ideal spot for an IG-worthy sunrise because of its great views and its notable lighthouse that offers large waves for surfing, swimming and boogie boarding.

Chatham Lighthouse Beach

Not an ideal beach to swim because of its strong current but this spot boasts views of the Chatham Lighthouse that is ideal for nature walks, shark sightings, and fishing boats and migrating seals spotting.

Breakwater Beach

Located in Brewster and one of the famous beaches in the area, Breakwater Beach is great for families as it offers bounty sea shells, sea creatures and clear, serene water.

Ballston Beach, Truro

If you want to avoid the crowded beaches of Cape Cod, then Ballston Beach is the place to go! It offers picturesque tranquility and ideal waves for surfing and boogie boarding. It was an inspiration for much of the art of Edward Hopper, a 19th century painter because it overlooks the Atlantic ocean, has a beautiful golden hills for an IG-worthy photo ops, a fairly vast beach, pleasant and smooth sand.



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    Best Museums on Cape Cod

    Children in a MuseumFor those who want to take a break from the cooler temperatures outdoors, we’ve put together a list of some of the best museums around the Cape.

    The Sandwich Glass Museum

    This is a wonderful place to learn about the town history of Sandwich and how the glass industry has contributed to the local community and the world. The museum features glassblowing demonstrations, permanent exhibits, and special exhibits. Click here for more information.

    Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

    Increase your understanding of our natural environment and view local natural history artifacts and displays with collections based exhibits featuring whales and birds. The museum offers workshops, walks, field trips, and more for children and adults. Click here for more information.

    Cape Cod Children's Museum

    Families learn and play together with hands on exhibits, daily programs, special events, and interactive adventures to awaken curiosity and creativity. Children are free to touch, climb, imagine, explore, and discover with playful learning. Click here for more information.

    Cape Cod Museum of Art

    Featuring a variety of collections and exhibitions, this museum provides a thorough understanding of our regional artistic and cultural heritage. Classes, events, and other programs are available. Click here for more information.

    John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

    Celebrate the legacy of President Kennedy and his family. Learn about their lives and their connection to Cape Cod through multimedia exhibits. This museum opens for the season on April 14th. Click here for more information.




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      A Good Start To The Year For Real Estate Sales On Cape Cod

        February 19, 2018

      BARNSTABLE – It was a good start to the year for real estate sales on Cape Cod.

      The Barnstable Country Register of Deeds John Meade reports that the volume of sales was up 3.3% from last January and the total value of sales was up 13.1% from the previous year.

      The median individual property sale value was up 0.6 percent from January of 2016 to $342,000.

      “It’s always nice to start the year off on a plus note and January came through for us that way,” said Meade. “Knock on wood it’s a harbinger for what’s going forward.” Meade said the higher end of the market saw strong activity in January. “The top half of the median was high and that explains our overall value sales being up 13 percent,” Meade said. Meade does not believe the recent volatility of the financial markets would have much of an impact on general home sales. “I do think that some people may be saying they will diversify by putting some of their gains over the last year in something less volatile,” he said. “And we have had a nice period of real estate activity where we are seeing consistency.” Meade the volatility may drive investors into the second home market. He also expects real estate activity to pick up at the end of the winter into the early spring.

      “The realtors start to see people start to kick tires on properties as the weather starts to warm up and people look towards having a place by the time summer comes around,” Meade said

      Best Winter Hikes & Walks on Cape Cod

      With about six weeks of winter remaining, we wanted to share some of the best winter hiking and walking spots on the Cape for those of you who want to enjoy the outdoors.

      Cape Cod Canal

      This eight mile paved walking path runs between the Sagamore and Bourne bridges. There are wonderful water views and several historic spots along the way.

      Cape Cod Rail Trail

      Enjoy walking through beautiful trees, quiet beaches, and peaceful Main Streets along this 22 mile paved pathway going through Brewster, Dennis, Eastham, Harwich, Orleans, and Wellfleet.

      Cape Cod National Seashore Trail

      This trail is most beautiful when it’s coated with white snow and offers peaceful tranquility during the winter months. You’ll pass by cranberry bogs, lighthouses, and cultural landscapes.

      Scusset Beach State Reservation

      Get best of both worlds on this hike. Enjoy a reasonably flat beach walk and a wooded hike through a quiet forest. This hike takes about an hour.

      Lowell Holly Reservation

      If you’re looking for easy walking during the winter months, this is a great spot with two ponds and plenty of wildlife in the area. This is about a two hour hike.

      Crowes Pasture

      This is a great spot for dog walkers. The trail takes about an hour and goes through some marshy woodlands along the shore of Cape Cod Bay.

      Fort Hill Trail

      One of the best spots to see birds year round, this flat trail takes about two hours to complete. It also has a hilly section for those who want more of a challenge.

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