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Cape Cod Accommodations near the Beach

Harbor Beach in Provincetown - Cape Cod Beachfront accommodations on Cape Cod
Harbor Beach in Provincetown - Find a Cape Cod hotel on the beach

Where to find Cape Cod Accommodation near the Beach?

Many Cape Cod accommodations and Cape Cod hotels are not directly on the beach. This is because most and the best beaches on Cape Cod are in the National Park. There you can only spend the night at campsites. Therefore, many Cape Cod Beaches can only be reached by car, bicycle or on footpaths for non-campers. However, there is usually a Cape Cod accommodation not far from the beach. In our selection of Cape accommodations you will also find hotels, motels, holiday homes and B & Bs that are not directly on the beach. However, the Cape Cod beaches are easily accessible from them.

What's in the suitcase?

  • For a beach vacation on Cape Cod you need this properties. 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.
  • If the wind blows or the sun shines, I like to register baseball cap *. It helps to keep the hair in check and protects against the sun.
  • You will be walking a lot. Comfortable shoes also belong in the suitcase.

Which is the best Beach and where can you find your Cape Cod Hotel?

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

Cape Cod Beachfront Accommodations

There is no best beach on Cape Cod, because they're all good. In the National Park, beaches are equipped almost everywhere with changing rooms, showers and often with picnic areas. Parking is also available. Thus the beaches are easy to reach. However, if you plan a beach day on Cape Cod National Seashore during the summer, you should arrive there as early as possible, because the beaches are popular.

In addition, especially on summer weekends, many Bostoners, including family and pets move to the beach on Cape Cod - with all the associated side effects such as congested streets and parking lots. That's why it's better to plan your beach day on Cape Cod during the week, when the locals work in their offices in Boston. Parking is not free during the summer months. Parking must be paid in addition to the park entrance.

Cape Cod Accommodations in the National Park

Nauset Beach - Cape Cod accommodation near the beach
Nauset Beach - The best beach on 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 picknick available. There are also showers, changing rooms and toilets.

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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 on Coast Guard Beach are also very good. This beach can be reached by the road, that passes the Salt Pond Visitor Center. Here we advise you, to arrive early, because the parking lot for the beach is located at the former station of the Coast Guard and is very small. Via wooden stairs you reach the beach, which is lower than the street. If you walk away from the stairs, you have the beach and the sea to yourself during the week. Showers, changing rooms and toilets are available. The beach is also accessible for the disabled.

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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.



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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.

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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.

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Herring Cove Beach - Cape Cod Accommodations
Herring Cove Beach

Cape Cod Accommodations near Herring Cove Beach

And finally, the beach closest to Provincetown on Cape Cod: Herring Cove Beach. It is easily accessible from the city and is well equipped with showers, toilets, a snack bar and disabled 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.



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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 other sandy beaches on Cape Cod located outside the National Seashore. Many of them, however, are directly adjacent to the villages on the north coast of Cape Cod and are therefore very popular with locals. During peak season in summer parking lots often have parking restrictions for non-Cape Codders, who are not allowed to park their car on beach parking at certain times of the day. One of them is always accessible to the general 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 is accessible via Samoset Road in Eastham. The beach drops gently and the sea is calm here. Therefore, the beach is well suited for families with children. At low tide, the water retreats far back. And here too, you can experience very beautiful sunsets.

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.

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Getting to Cape Cod accommodations

The nearest international airport is Logan Airport in Boston. Several airlines fly there. You can also rent a car there.

Distances

NY to Cape Cod - 407 km (about 4 h 20 min. by car)

Boston to Cape Cod - 113 km via the MA-3 S (about 1 h 13 min. by car)

Boston to Cape Cod - 133 km via the I-495 S (about 1 h 27 min. by car)

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Source: Cape Cod National Seashore and own research on site. We financed this research trip ourselves. Further Vacation destinations for a beach vacation here.

Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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Where to find Cape Cod Accommodation near the Beach?

Many Cape Cod accommodations are not right on the beach. That's because most of Cape Cod's best beaches are in the National Park.

Which is the best beach on Cape Cod?

In the National Park, the beaches are almost everywhere equipped with changing rooms, showers and often with picnic areas. Parking is also available so the beaches are easy to reach.

Where can I find accommodations in Provincetown on Cape Cod?

Click here there are accommodations in Provincetown *and environment

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  1. […] Monika published a great report on the most beautiful beach accommodations on Cape Cod on her Slow Travel blog "TravelWorldOnline.de". Have a look […]

  2. Shadowlight
    | Reply

    Wonderful, I would like to be there now!
    Love weekend greetings!

    • Monika
      | Reply

      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,
      Monika

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