Discover Cape Cod
- Cape Cod Duck Mobile– offers unique and fun-filled guided tours of downtown Hyannis and Hyannis Harbor aboard amphibian Duck mobiles.
- Pirate Adventures – offers an old fashioned, swashbuckling pirate adventure on board a pirate ship; children can have their faces painted and explore and search for hidden treasures.
- Clam Neck Charters - offers fishing charters that can accommodate children and adults.
- Cape Cod Carousel - an old-fashioned carousel, kiddie rides, great arcade games and family entertainment.
- Ryan Family Amusement - feature bowling, candlepin and/or ten pin, a large game room filled with the hottest, coolest arcade and skill games
- Libraries - Sturgis Library: the oldest library building in the United States includes an inviting children’s area with books and games and child-level tables for reading and playing. Story times on the lawn
Hyannis Library: Weekly story times, extensive collection of books and reference materials, a computer lab that includes high speed internet access, special collections, and more.
- Hyannis Main Street Mini Golf - a mini golf facility that’s fun for the whole family
- Kandy Korner - a favorite destination for locals and visitors for 40 years
- Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Parlor – Ice cream to fill the belly and soul
- Cat Boat Rides - offers sailboat charters and sailing excursions that explore the Cape Cod area. The boat includes a well-stocked bar and delicious food
Art’s Dune Tours - tours of the historic sand dunes of Provincetown’s Cape CodNational Seashore protected lands. Tours are perfect for people of all ages and depart daily from the center of P-town.
- Bass River Sports World - a wonderful complex for family activities: Skull Island adventure golf course and arcade of every imaginable game; batting cages and soccer cages; a driving range, and the newest addition…a skate park catering to BMX, in-line skating, and skateboarding.
- Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf – a landmark on the cape with its elaborate pirate theming, innovative hole designs, and meticulously groomed grounds makes this one of the best family attractions.
- Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch – located in Provincetown, the world’s most popular whale watching boats.
- Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises – located in the Barnstable harbor, the mid cape’s only whale watch! Featuring the newest, fastest boat in the industry & guaranteed sightings.
- Zooquarium - a zoo & aquarium featuring native animal species, seal lion shows, petting zoo & hands on activities.
- Plymouth Plantation – Plymouth – Connect with your ancestors as you travel back in time at Plymouth Plantation and Mayflower II. Visit some of the most historic houses and museums in Massachusetts, and marvel at the famous Plymouth Rock.
- Cape Cod Clambake Cruise - Each voyage is complete with a full clambake dinner including lobster, cash bar, live entertainment and dancing. Enjoy the comfort of a jet propelled boat with climate controlled interiors and multiple viewing decks.
- Cape Cod Scenic Tours - Sightseeing tours of Cape Cod. Tours to Provincetown, Lovely Chatham and the Mid Cape area. We take the scenic routes and see some great areas of Cape Cod. Complimentary hotel pick up and a nice picnic lunch.
- Cape Cod Maritime Museum - Discover the Cape’s turbulent maritime heritage through interactive exhibits the whole family will enjoy! This exciting new exhibit explores local shipwrecks and traces the development of lifesaving and lighthouses on Cape Cod. Tales of tragedy, heroism and inspiration are depicted in displays that include: The Wreck of the Sparrow-Hawk, artifacts from Jason and Portland shipwrecks, items from the United States Life Saving Service Video re-enactments of beach rescue drills and reproductions of works by Edward Hopper and Winslow Homer
- John F. Kennedy Museum- features a multimedia exhibit designed to open a window on the days JFK spent on Cape Cod. The exhibit features over eighty photographs spanning the years 1934 to 1963, and is arranged in thematic groupings to reflect the lives and character of John F. Kennedy, his family, and friends. Toad Hall Classic Sports Car Museum -You’ll find more than 50 fantastic sports cars housed in a clean, well-lighted, indoor garage. A great place to imagine that vintage car of your dreams is all your own!
- Toad Hall Classic Sports Car Museum -You’ll find more than 50 fantastic sports cars housed in a clean, well-lighted, indoor garage. A great place to imagine that vintage car of your dreams is all your own!
- Kennedy Homes - Walter Cronkite first named the Kennedy Home “Camelot.” It began with the purchase of a family home in 1928 that was renovated to a 14 room home. Other family members bought homes nearby and that is how it became ‘The Kennedy Compound.’
- Cape Cod Museum of Art – the museum exhibits the work of historic and contemporary artists who have been influenced by the Cape and Islands environment, its people, and their exchange of artistic ideas. It has seven galleries, a sculpture porch, a 92 seat auditorium, a gift shop, and the Wendy Education Center, which offers year-round art classes to adults and children. The building, surrounded by a beautifully landscaped sculpture garden, sits on the grounds of the Cape Playhouse Center for the Arts in the charming village of Dennis on Route 6A.
- Cape Cod Museum of Natural History - set on 80 acres overlooking Cape Cod Bay. Three nature trails, exhibits, special programs, off-site nature tours, all focus on the environment of Cape Cod. Operates Kid Summer, a classroom and field work experience for children ages 3 to 15; supports the Wing Island Bird Banding Station; has nature-inspired art exhibits; runs Trails by the Bay guided field walks; and has family nature presentations on Cape Cod ecology, coastal change, flora, whales and other marine mammals, birds, insects, and marine invertebrates. The Museum also has two floors of permanent exhibits documenting the Changing Cape and includes a fresh- and salt-water aquarium, preserved indigenous birds of New England, an osprey web-cam and working beehives.
- Heritage Museums & Gardens - With collections ranging from horticulture and military history to early American art and artifacts. Visitors can discover 37 antique motor cars, explore Native American objects and take a spin on a 1912 carousel.
- Harbor Your Arts – harbor side shanties, used by local artists to create, exhibit, and sell their finest work. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet local artists, stroll the boardwalk, and enjoy arts and culture in a truly unique Cape Cod setting.
- Hyannis Mets - Catch a free baseball game with the hometown Hyannis Mets
- Walkway to the Sea – a paved walkway that connects Main Street to Hyannis Harbor
- Sydenstricker Galleries - Brewster – Truly an art born on Cape Cod
- Eastham Painters Guild – Eastham Schoolhouse Museum Grounds, Eastham – an outdoor fine arts gallery that has been organized for over 25 years.
- Cape Cod Potato Chips Factory - Hyannis – one-of-a-kind chips are made right here on Cape Cod. Take the self-guided 5-minute tour and try some free samples. Tour hours 9am – 5pm, M-F.
- Melody Tent - For more than 50 years, the Cape Cod Melody Tent and its sister venue, the South Shore Music Circus, have been presenting world-class entertainment in the scenic Massachusetts coastal communities of Hyannis and Cohasset.
- Scargo Hill Observation Tower – Dennis - The highest point of land on Cape Cod, the view from this stone observation tower sweeps across Cape Cod Bay to Provincetown.
- Scenic Drive, Route 6A - A 63-mile scenic route along the historic south shore of Cape Cod Bay and up the Outer Beach along the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Cod National Seashore to Provincetown at the Cape’s northern tip. This long, crooked peninsula, bordered by 585 miles of shoreline and 310 miles of sand beaches, is a quintessential New England landscape.
- Scusset Beach State Reservation, Buzzards Bay. LFR/$2 parking. On Cape Cod Bay. Some surf.
- Monument Beach, off Rte. 28, Bourne. LFR. Non-resident beach parking stickers are available from the Natural Resources Office at the Bourne Town Hall. Small, warm waters.
- Sandy Neck Beach, off Rte. 6A, E. Sandwich. LFRP/$10 parking. Six-mile barrier beach on Cape Cod Bay.
- Wakeby Pond, Ryder Conservation Area, S. Sandwich. LFR/$10 parking. The Cape’s largest freshwater.
- South Cape Beach, Great Neck Rd. S., Mashpee. LFR/$7 parking. Two-mile barrier beach on Nantucket Sound.
- Menauhant Beach, Menauhant Rd., Falmouth. LFR/$10 parking. Calm waters.
- Falmouth Heights Beach, Grand Ave., Falmouth Hts. LF/limited public parking. Bigger surf.
- Surf Drive Beach*, Surf Drive, Falmouth. LFR/$10 parking.
- Old Silver Beach, Quaker Rd. & Rte. 28A, off Rte. 28A, Falmouth. LF /$15 parking. Some surf; offshore sandbar for little children.
*Weekly passes to Falmouth beaches ($50) are available daily in summer at Surf Drive Beach bath house.
- Craigville Beach, Craigville Rd., Centerville; LFR/$10-$12
- Kalmus Beach, Gosnold St., Hyannis; LFR/$10-$12; windsurfer mecca.
- Sandy Neck, off Rte.6A, W. Barnstable; LFR/$10-$12; beautiful barrier beach on Cape Cod Bay.
- Englewood Beach, end of Berry Ave., W.Yarmouth; R/free parking; on Nantucket Sound.
- Sea Gull Beach, off S. Sea Ave., W. Yarmouth; LFR/$10; wide expanse on Nantucket Sound.
- Seaview Beach, off S. Shore Dr., S. Yarmouth; LR/$10; on Nantucket Sound.
- Bass River Beach, S. Shore Dr., S. Yarmouth; LFR/$10; with handicapped access fish pier.
- Grey’s Beach, off Center St., Yarmouthport; R/free parking; on Cape Cod Bay; boardwalk over salt marsh.
- Corporation Beach, Corporation Rd., Dennis; LFR/$10; on Cape Cod Bay with picnic area and handicapped access.
- Mayflower Beach, Dunes Rd., Dennis; LFR/$10; on Cape Cod Bay with handicapped access.
- Chapin Beach, Dr. Bottero Rd., Dennis; R/$10; on Cape Cod Bay
- West Dennis Beach, Lighthouse Rd., W. Dennis; LFR/$10; on Nantucket Sound; playground; favored by sailboarders.
- Sea Street Beach, Sea St., Dennisport; LFR/$10; on Nantucket Sound.
- Scargo Beach, Dr. Lord’s Rd., Dennis; LR/$10; small beach on freshwater Scargo Lake.
*Weekly passes to Barnstable/Hyannis beaches may be purchased at the Kennedy Ice Arena (508-790-6345) in Hyannis Mon.-Fri- from 9am-4pm; weekly passes to Yarmouth beaches ($40) may be purchased at Town Hall (508-398-2231×268) weekdays from 8:30am-4:30pm and at the Yarmouth Chamber (508-778-1008) daily; Dennis’ weekly beach passes may be purchased at Town Hall seven days a week in season.
- Breakwater Beach, off Rte. 6A, Brewster; R/$15
- Great Cape Cod Bay tidal pools to explore.
- Paine’s Creek, off Rte. 6A, Brewster; R/$15. On Cape Cod Bay.
- Long Pond, Mammon Dr. off Crowell’s Bog Rd, off Rte. 124, Brewster; LR/S15. Freshwater fun.
- Red River Beach, Uncle Vennie’s Rd., off Rte. 28, S. Harwich; LFR/$10 daily. Warm, Nantucket Sound waters.
- Bank Street Beach, off Rte. 28, Harwichport; LFR/$25 per week.
- Hardings Beach, off Rte. 28 and Barn Hill Rd., W. Chatham; LFR/$10. Small dunes, on Nantucket Sound.
- Ridgevale Beach, off Rte. 28, Chatham; LFR/$15. Nantucket Sound.
- Cockle Cove Beach, Cockle Cove Rd., S. Chatham; LR/$15. Sheltered; good for small children.
- Lighthouse Beach, Shore Rd., Chatham; limited 30-minute parking; easily reachable by foot or bicycle from downtown.
*Weekly passes to Brewster beaches ($40) may be purchased seven days a week at the Visitor Information Center (2198 Rte. 6A) from 9am-3pm. Weekly temporary resident stickers to Harwich beaches ($50) are available at the Community Center, 100 Oak St. from 8am-3pm daily. Weekly Chatham beach stickers ($60) may be purchased at beach gates.
- Nauset Beach, end of Main St., E. Orleans; LFR/$10; town beach on the Atlantic, fine sand, dunes, big surf; arrive by 10 a.m.
- Skaket Beach, West Rd., Orleans; LFR/$10; town beach on Cape Cod Bay, arrive early to park.
- Coast Guard Beach, off Doane Rd. and Ocean View Dr., Eastham; LR/$10 includes shuttle bus service from parking lot east of Salt Pond Visitor’s Center; on the Atlantic, cool water, big surf.
- Cape Cod National Seashore – Nauset Light Beach, end of Cable Rd. and Ocean View Dr., Eastham; LR/$10 includes shuttle bus service from high school lot on Cable Rd.; on the Atlantic, steep stairs to beach, big surf.
- Cape Cod National Seashore – Marconi Beach, Marconi Beach Rd., S. Wellfleet; LR/$10; on the Atlantic, backed by tall dunes.
- Cape Cod National Seashore – White Crest Beach, off Cahoon Hollow and Ocean View Dr., Wellfleet; LFR/$10; town beach on the Atlantic; steep sand path to water, surfing mecca.
- Cahoon Hollow Beach, Cahoon Hollow Rd. and Ocean View Dr., Wellfleet; LFR/$10; town beach on the Atlantic, steep sand path to water, attracts college crowd.
- Head of the Meadow Beach, Head of the Meadow Rd., Truro; LR/$5; town beach on the Atlantic.
- Race Point Beach, Race Point Rd., Provincetown; LR/$10; north facing on the Atlantic, strong surf, sun all day. CCNS*
* Non-resident weekly sticker available for Orleans town beaches ($35-$40) may be purchased daily at the Nauset Beach Administration Building. Non-resident weekly stickers to Truro town beaches ($20) are sold daily at the Beach Commission office behind Truro Center post office.
* CCNS (Cape Cod National Seashore) beaches offer season passes ($30) that allow entrance to any beach within the Park. Available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at beach gates or at Province Lands Visitor Center.
- Veterans Memorial Park – visit the Korean War Memorial and the JFK Memorial
- Michael Aselton Memorial Park and Bismore Park – located near the Hyannis Harbor it is a great place to people and boat watch
- Nickerson State Park – Nickerson’s 1900 acres offers more than 420 campsites, including camping, an amphitheater, eight miles of roads, hiking trails, an eight mile bike path that connects to the 25 mile Cape Cod Rail Trail, and ponds stocked year-round with trout. Cape Cod Bay is within walking or bicycling distance. You can swim and canoe at Flax Pond; bird watch or catch-and-release fish at Higgins Pond, or participate in the many seasonal interpretive and recreational programs offered by park staff
- Cape Cod National Seashore – 43604 acres of shoreline, lighthouses, historic structures, swimming beaches, nature trails and picnic areas.
- A-1 sportfishing – Barnstable harbor, catch big striped bass and bluefish in Cape Cod bay. Custom tackle provided. 6 passenger maximum. 4, 5, 6 &8 hour charters.
- Adventurer Sport Fishing – Saquatucket Harbor, Harwich port – sport fishing charter boat, up to 6 passengers, a.m. & p.m. trips daily, fishing the waters for stripped bass, bluefish and bluefin tuna.
- Atsa Keepa II – Hyannis marina, custom 30′ Crosby canyon sports fishing vessel with twin cumming diesel engines, rods and bait provided. Specializing in striped bass and bluefish. Late summer / fall trips for Atlantic bluefin tuna available.
- Bass River Charters- packet landing, south Yarmouth – fishing the back side of Nantucket Island, over to the vineyard, in the shoals off Monomoy island, or right in Nantucket sound.
- Blue Fish Charters – Sesuit Harbor, Dennis – fish aboard a 37′ custom built sport fisherman, large comfortable salon – ideal for family fishing trips. Six passengers or less. All fishing equipment – fish cleaned and packaged for you – you keep all the fish!
- Cape Cod Bay Charters, Inc – Barnstable harbor, Barnstable – charter boat business out of Barnstable for fishing parties up to 6 people. Half day and full day fishing & diving charters in Cape Cod bay.
- Cape Cod Family Charters – Barnstable harbor, Barnstable – sport fishing charters & fly fishing
- Fishtale Sport Fishing – Saquatucket Harbor, Harwich port – fish the tide rips off of Monomoy and Nantucket for world class striped bass, bluefish & bonito
- Helen H Deep Sea Fishing – Hyannis Harbor – The ultimate fishing machine. Fast, spacious and very comfortable. From the beginner to the seasoned angler, all will enjoy the action.
- Sportfishing – Sesuit Harbor, east Dennis, and 36’ custom diesel lobster-style boat that fishes for both striped bass and bluefish. You may fish “catch & release” or as “keepers”, which may be prepared for your cooler. All tackle supplied.
- Salt Shaker Sport Fishing – Sesuit Harbor, east Dennis – sport fishing charter service for striped bass, blues, cod from April to November.
- Sea Charters – Brewster, aboard a 30 foot blackwatch and fish for stripers, bluefish, tuna, cod and shark from the waters of pleasant bay.
- Stripers-r-Us – Yarmouthport – in-shore light tackle fishing charters for striped bass and bluefish
- The Brown Dog Fishing Guide – Harwich – special cast of fishing guides that cater to individuals and corporate groups. Fish the flats, estuaries, offshore, and beaches of Cape Cod. Specialty ranges from kayak adventures to classic center console striper tours.
- Yankee Deep Sea Fishing – Saquatucket Harbor, Harwich port – deep sea fishing. Family oriented; clean & wholesome fun for the entire family.
- Cape Cod Highland Light – North Truro
- Hyannis Harbor Light - Hyannis (Barnstable)
- Sandy Neck Light - Barnstable
- Point Gammon Light - West Yarmouth
- Nobska Point Light - Woods Hole
- Edgartown Light - Martha’s Vineyard
- Chatham Light - Chatham
- Stage Harbor Light – Chatham
- Monomoy Point Light - Near Chatham
- Nauset Light and the Three Sisters of Nauset - Eastham
- Highland Light – North Truro
- Wood End Light – Provincetown
- Long Point Light – Provincetown
- West Chop Light - Provincetown
- Race Point Light - Provincetown
- East Chop Light - Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard
- Cape Poge Light - Chappaquiddick Island
- Gayhead Light - Aquinnah (Gay Head), Martha’s Vineyard
- Edgartown Light - Martha’s Vineyard
- Great Point Light - Nantucket
- Brant Point Light – Nantucket
- Sankaty Head Light - Nantucket
- Plymouth Light - Plymouth
- Christian Science Reading Room
357 Main Street, Hyannis
- Federated Church of Hyannis
320 Main Street, Hyannis
- St. Francis Xavier Church
347 South Street, Hyannis
- First Baptist Church
486 Main Street, Hyannis
- New Hope Community Baptist Church
541A Main St., Hyannis
- Calvary Baptist Church
Corner of Lincoln Rd.
Main St. Hyannis
- New Life Missionary Baptist Church
Corner of Lincoln Rd. & W. Main St., Hyannis
- Zion Union Church
276 North Street, Hyannis
- Salvation Army Community Center
100 North Street, Hyannis
Transportation - The Hyannis Transportation Center is Cape Cod’s transportation hub. You can hop on an RTA bus to points on Cape Cod, a P & B bus to Boston, a Bonanza Bus to Providence or New York City, rent a car, grab a taxi, or take a short shuttle to the Steamship Authority’s Docks in Hyannis or to the Barnstable County Airport.
- The Breeze – regularly scheduled service from the Hyannis Transportation Center, the West End Rotary, Star Market (Main St.), Cape Cod Hospital, and the Senior Center.
- H2O – this minibus runs down Rt. 28 from Hyannis to Orleans. It runs six trips a day all year, increasing to hourly trips in summer, and you can get on at regular stops or just flag the driver down.
- Seal Line – offers year-round regularly scheduled bus service on the Cape between Woods Hole and Plymouth & Brockton’s downtown Hyannis terminal. Run by the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, the bus line makes six round trips during the week and four on Saturday (no service on Sunday).
- Hyannis Area Trolley – This summertime trolley has two routes, one down Rt. 132 to the Cape Cod Mall and other shopping areas, and the other to Kalmus Beach, both docks, and the marina.
- The Villager – Starting at the Plymouth & Brockton bus terminal in Hyannis, this year-round trolley travels to Barnstable Village and to the Barnstable County Complex. In the off-season, it makes stops at the Cape Cod Mall and other shopping areas on Rt. 132 in downtown Hyannis. In summer, when the Hyannis Area Trolley takes over the shopping route, The Villager is more of an express to Barnstable Village, and also goes to Barnstable Harbor, where passengers can catch a whale-watch boat. The Villager makes eight round trips a day
- Whoosh Trolley – Main Street to the Falmouth Mall on Rt. 28 and goes right into Woods Hole, including the Woods Hole Steamship Authority and the aquarium. The service runs from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September, with two trolleys running seven days a week from June through Labor Day and limited service
- YES Trolley – runs down Rt. 28 and connects with south side beaches from June to Labor Day. It connects with SeaLine and the Coach of Dennis Trolley.
- Coach of Dennis Trolley – From mid-June to Labor Day, this trolley runs down Rt. 28, with a run down Lower County Road, south beaches, and also Rt. 134 to the Patriot Square shopping center.
- The Steamship Authority - offering year-round ferry service from Woods Hole to points on Martha’s Vineyard, and from Hyannis to Nantucket. It’s also the only ferry that transports cars. The Steamship Authority also offers a seasonal Fast Ferry to Nantucket from Hyannis.
- Hy-Line – (http://www.hy-linecruises.com/mv/high-speed.html)offers the only service between Hyannis and Martha’s Vineyard from early May through late October. The trip takes about an hour and a half, with scheduled departures throughout the day, seven days a week. The company also services the Hyannis to Nantucket route and offers inter-island service between Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. It takes just under two hours to journey by ferry from Hyannis to Nantucket. Hy-Lines High Speed Ferry, the Grey Lady II, makes the crossing from Hyannis to Nantucket in about an hour.
- Island Queen – the 500-passenger Island Queen from Falmouth Harbor to Martha’s Vineyard from Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day. The trip is a leisurely 35 minutes each way, and food service is available on board, along with a full bar. The passenger-only vessel makes seven trips each day in summer, and reservations are not needed. The Island Queen is also available for charters.
- Freedom Cruise Line – Sailing from Saquatucket Harbor in Harwichport, offers daily passenger service to Nantucket, and you can bring along your bicycle and pet too. The trip takes about one and a half hours and reservations are strongly advised.
- Bay State Cruises – This is the only company offering daily service between Provincetown’s MacMillian Pier and Commonwealth Pier in Boston. Express Service (aboard the Provincetown Express) runs seven days per week from May 20 through October 9. Traditional service (aboard the Provincetown II) runs weekends from May 20 through June 11 and seven days per week from June 17 through September 4. Weekend service only then runs from September 9 through October 9. The Express trip takes about two hours and the Traditional service takes about two and one-half hours.
- Cape Cod Central Railroad - This train offers exciting rides that include scenic tours, a caboose ride, and a dinner train
- Bike Rentals – Cycling is a popular way to get around Cape Cod, especially in summer. The 25-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail, which follows the old rail beds, runs from Dennis to Wellfleet and goes through Nickerson State Park. The Cape has dozens of bicycle rental businesses that can put you on two wheels.
- Highway Pegs-Rent a Harley -This company features the rental of Harley Davidson motorcycles, and offers sunset tours
- Bike and the Like - Bike and the Like Bicycle Tours, Hosted and supported by Roger and Suzie Knable. Bike and the Like offers an 8 day, reasonably priced and supported tour of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Suzie and Roger bring fun and adventure to their trips which feature great food and lodging, van support and fun routes for most cycling abilities.
- Cape Air – year-round service to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. The Cape Air operates up to 850 flights per day during the high season and provides hourly service from BOSTON, PROVIDENCE and NEW BEDFORD to NANTUCKET and MARTHA’S VINEYARD. Cape Air also flies from BOSTON to HYANNIS and PROVINCETOWN. Cape Air’s sister airline, Nantucket Airlines, provides hourly shuttle air service between Hyannis and Nantucket.
- Island Airlines – Nantucket’s Community Airline with daily service between Hyannis and Nantucket. Fast and reliable service, with more departures than any other airline. Frequent flyer discounts and Charter flights available within Massachusetts, Pets fly free!
- Nantucket Air – over 30 flights a day on the half hour from Hyannis and on the hour from Nantucket.
- Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce – links for all towns on the Cape
- Cape Cod Canal Region
- Martha’s Vineyard
- Woods Hole