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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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