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.
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.
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
Cape Cod Accommodations near Nauset Beach
This long sandy beach is hidden off the coast at Chatham. It can be reached via a road 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 parking lot with a kiosk selling small snacks in summer. Picnic tables are available. There are also showers, changing rooms and toilets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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)
Cape Cod accommodations
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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.
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.
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