Water sports like windsurfing and kayaking are always popular on the Cape. When on land, mini-golf or a Cape Cod Baseball League game are Cape Cod traditions. Biking, walking and rollerblading on our bike paths and nature trails are also popular pastimes. Along historic 6A and in our village centers, visitors will find an incredible array of artists and galleries!
With 559.6 miles of pristine coastline, Cape Cod offers some of the finest beaches in the world, especially those along the Cape Cod National Seashore, a 40-mile stretch of unspoiled sandy beach in Outer Cape Cod. Cape beaches are also known for being safe and family-friendly! Cape Cod’s constantly changing coastline has created new reasons to come and see our beautiful coasts.
It is no secret that our restaurants have access to the freshest of the ocean’s bounty. Still, as renowned as we are for our seafood, Cape Cod is just as well known for its diverse selection of dining options, whether it be an elegant meal overlooking a scenic bay or home-style cooking at a family-friendly eatery. Award-winning chefs take the helm at many of our dining establishments, and plenty of family-owned restaurants have perfected their recipes to a tried and true success.
There are so many things the Cape is noted for and shopping is one of them. The reason the Cape offers such a unique shopping experience is because of the large variety of retail stores around, from our downtown village areas to larger outlets like Mashpee Commons. Our chic boutiques, unique shops, bookstores, specialty gift shops and art galleries will make you want to shop local! And historic 6A is a treasure trove of antique finds and galleries, offering some of the best antiquing around.
Hopping on a bike or visiting one of our state parks is one of the best ways to get to know Cape Cod. Explore at your own pace while getting an up-close look at salt marshes, kettle ponds, cranberry bogs, bird sanctuaries and barrier beaches.