Marconi Beach - Cape Cod

Your Guide to the Cape Cod National Seashore

With six swimming beaches, picturesque lighthouses, and plenty of historic sights stretched out along 40 miles of the Atlantic, the Cape Cod National Seashore is a haven for beach bums, nature lovers, history buffs and sea worshipers. Here's what to see, do and eat in each town along the way.

Provincetown

Black Cat Tavern - Lobster Roll, credit Ben Nugent

The Best Places for Lobster on Cape Cod

Nothing says summer on Cape Cod quite like a lobster feast. Not only is lobster decadently delicious, it’s also harvested by fisheries on the Cape. When you order a lobster dinner, it’s a win/win. You’re in for a treat, and you’re supporting local fishermen at the same time.

Kayaking on Bass River

Cape Cod Road Trip: Dennis

On a short stretch of Old King’s Highway, otherwise known as historic Route 6A, you’ll arrive in a section of Dennis that features some of the region’s top cultural attractions.

Bulb River at Heritage Museums and Gardens

Sure Signs of Spring on Cape Cod

With the birds chirping, the last of the snow melting, and tulips and daffodils ready to bloom, there are plenty of signs that spring is really here.

Over the next few weeks, Mother Nature will make her own statement here on Cape Cod that winter – and the frigid weather it brings – can go into hibernation for at least nine months (ten would be better).

Lobster ice cream from Ben & Bill's - credit Paul Scharff

19 Things You Can Only Do on Cape Cod

Cape Cod is no ordinary beach destination. With some 560 miles of beautiful shoreline plus historic lighthouses, award-winning seafood and a rich history, including many American firsts, this sandy peninsula offers visitors a long list of experiences. Here are some favorites to add to your bucket list.

1. Retrace the first steps of the Pilgrims in the New World

Inn at Cape Cod

Savor Spring Break on Cape Cod

While the calendar says spring is arriving next week, cold weather and nor'easters have the whole East Coast feeling trapped in a never-ending winter. Escaping to Cape Cod, if only for a long weekend, might just be enough to recharge your batteries. After all, why should college kids be the only ones to enjoy a little Spring Break fun?

CapeFlyer - credit Ben Nugent

Navigate Cape Cod Without a Car

Cape Cod is a dreamy summer getaway, and quite literally a short trip to far away for most New Englanders. But like any popular vacation destination, the roadways leading to the Cape can get busy in summer months. Fortunately, there are affordable and relaxing alternatives to traveling here by car. Here’s how to leave your car behind and enjoy Cape Cod in a greener, more sustainable way.

Hannoush Jewelers - Cape Cod

Treasures on Cape Cod: Cape-Inspired Jewelry

Few places on Earth have such breathtaking landscapes as Cape Cod. The Cape’s natural beauty has inspired generations of creative types, from painters and writers to actors and architects. Even jewelry makers aren’t immune to the region’s charms, as shown by their Cape-inspired collections. Here are a few of our favorites.

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