Rediscover the Cape

Follow these region-by-region itineraries and fall in love with your new ports of call. Plus: The most relaxing beaches and where to eat, shop, and stay.

long road with ocean viewThe road to scenic Coast Guard Beach in Eastham. (Photo by Trent Bell.)

 

When it comes to summer weekends, we tend to get stuck in a rut. Year after year, decade after decade, it’s the same Cape towns and the same old clam shacks, bars, and shops. “Why mess with a good thing?” we say. Here’s why: There’s an entire peninsula of thrilling new experiences out there just waiting for you — stunning beaches, amazing golf courses, and a better lobster roll (promise!) than your old standby. In the spirit of shaking things up, we’ve put together a few perfect escapes. So grab your swimsuit and let’s get going. There’s nothing left to do but follow these region-by-region itineraries and fall in love with your new ports of call.

Outer Cape: For Escape Artists

Lower Cape: For the Pampered Set

Mid-Cape: For Fun-Seeking Families

Upper Cape: For History Buffs and Antiques Hounds

 

  • Julie

    Makes me miss home.

    But you know Coast Guard beach isn’t the bay side right?