Cape Cod’s beaches are dramatic in every season. The wide open beaches are equally beautiful in the autumn as they are in the summer months. The north end of the the cape portrays a seaside landscape dotted with lighthouses and boasting a 43,000 acre backdrop of dunes. The waves here are big and their crashing rhythm is accompanied by the subtle sound of winds blowing through the dune grass. It is no wonder why Cape Cod National Seashore was given federal protection in 1961.
Cape Cod offers close to 600 miles of coastal beaches both public and private, 40 miles of which is part of Cape Cod National Seashore. They are all easily accessible and parking is available for a daily fee and the beaches on the National Seashore offer walking paths
Summers undoubtedly see the most crowds on Cape Cod’s beaches. The spring and fall seasons provide more of a reprieve from larger crowds and still offers great beach time and a chance to catch that last minute tan before the winter sets in. Cape Cod is quite a popular destination for families during the Thanksgiving as well as the Christmas seasons. Many find their way to one of the Catham Bars Inn‘s cottages which overlooks the beach.
There is a lot to do on Cape Cod like whale watching for example but if you find yourself on one of Cape Cod’s many beaches, make sure to round off your experience with a traditional clam and lobster bake, you are, after all, in Massachusetts!