• The Best Cape Cod Beaches for Every Scenario

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    Join us everyday as our concierges share their favorite activities, special places and opportunities to enjoy the Cape - from Provincetown to Falmouth, indoors and outdoors, for every kind of occasion.

    Everyone has a “Best Beaches of Cape Cod” list, but we’ve worked to create a list that highlights the best beach for every beach-going situation. If we’ve missed any ideas, or you think we’re off on any of our selections, feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments below. Enjoy!


    Best Sunrise


    Nauset Beach

    Spectacular view of the sun peaking over the horizon. Perfect way to start your day off in the summer and late September as fall begins to creep in.


    Best Sunset

    Sandy Neck Beach Sunset

    Sandy Neck

    Tough to beat the view when you’re sitting by the campfire after a relaxing day watching the sun go down. Location and atmosphere make Sandy Neck a top choice to watch the sunset on Cape Cod.


    Biggest Waves

    Nauset Light Beach

    Nauset Marconi

    The beaches along the National Seashore all have big waves, but Nauset is especially popular for surfing and boogie boarding. If you want waves, Nauset Marconi is a safe bet to deliver.


    Warmest Water

    Craigville Beach

    Craigville Beach

    Anything on the Nantucket Sound will give you the warmth you’re looking for, but the overall shallow depths and popularity of this beach make it a top choice to enjoy a more pleasant ocean dip.


    Best Activity/Party Beach


    The Beachcomber

    Football, cornhole, volleyball, swimming, boogie boarding, frisbee – whatever it is, you’ll likely find a spot somewhere on the sands at the Beachcomber. Combine that with the phenomenal food and drink available at the top of the hill, you’re covered for an afternoon of laughs and entertainment



    Best Nightlife

    Beach Comber Night Life Cape Cod

    Sandy Neck/Beachcomber

    Constantly bustling with concerts and entertainment throughout the summer months, the Beachcomber truly is a party from early in the morning to late at night. Be sure to book tickets fast as events usually sell out quickly.

    If you’re looking for a quieter night of camping, s’mores and songs, a night out on Sandy Neck by the fire is an equally ideal choice. It all depends on what you’re looking for.


    Best Windsurfing

    Kalmus Beach Wind Surfing

    Kalmus Beach

    Kalmus is a world-renowned spot for wind surfing, and therefore is an easy choice for our best spot to ride the waves.


    Most Parking

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    Head of the Meadow, Truro

    The last beach in the line before Provincetown, so the parking lot rarely fills up. If you’re dying to go to the beach and everywhere else is full, you can almost certainly find a spot at Head of the Meadow.


    Best Snack Bar


    Liam’s Clam Shack at Nauset Beach

    Quick-serve clam shack with outdoor picnic tables for fried seafood & onion rings. The food is good, the service is quick, and the experience is everything you’d want from a brief lunch break at the beach.


    Most Dog-Friendly


    White Crest Beach

    All of the National Seashore beaches are dog friendly, and most beaches are good in the winter, but White Crest is our choice for the best year-round place to bring your pooch for a day in the sun.


    Best Walk on the Beach


    Hatches Harbor/Brewster Flats

    Different beaches for different scenarios. The Brewster Flats are the widest expanse of tidal flats in North America, and compasses a straight-line distance of 7 miles. Hatches Harbor provides a nice walk through the sands and grasses of Provincetown, and ends with you face to face with Race Point Lighthouse. Sometimes, you can even see whales depending on the time of year. You can’t go wrong with either option.


    Best Family Beach

    Orleans, Massachusetts

    Coast Guard Beach

    Always cracking the top 10 U.S. beaches list, Coast Guard is the perfect place to bring your family for a day at the beach. While you can argue most to all of the beaches cater well to any family affair, Coast Guard is our #1, and hopefully yours too.


    Best Overall

    Beachcomber Best Overall Cape Cod Beach

    The Beachcomber

    The Beachcomber comes about as close as you get to having it all, and therefore wins our vote for the best overall beach on Cape Cod. You’ll have to get there very early to reserve a parking spot, or take your chances parking at other beaches in the area and walking down, but either way it’s worth it. You can enjoy a full day in the sun, at the bar, eating fresh seafood, and enjoying everything that is to be enjoyed at the beach on the Cape.

    May 07, 2015