Discover Cape Cod & The Islands
A Beach Escape to Cape Cod & The Islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard
Cape Cod and the surrounding islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are considered to be a summer destination like no other. From the moment you step foot on the stunning beaches with rolling dunes, you’ll realize your some place special. With endless outdoor recreation, world-class golf courses, fresh seafood and whale watching, it’s no wonder why people love calling this their summer home.
Martha’s Vineyard is located seven miles off the coast of Massachusetts, and is comprised of six towns. There are no bridges or tunnels connecting it to mainland, so it can only be reached by air or sea. Ferry rides to the island are scenic and easy to do with multiple runs per day, or you can fly into the island’s two airports.
The tiny island just 30 miles south of Cape Cod and about 15 miles southeast of Martha's Vineyard is Nantucket. With 80 miles of beaches to explore, visitors love the unrequited charm of cobblestone streets and quaint cottages scattered around the island. Whether enjoying the great outdoors or shopping the small boutiques and quirky shops, Nantucket is a destination all on its own with unparalleled vistas at every turn.
Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts
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Hit the Open Road
Hit the open road for a scenic adventure down Old King’s Highway through charming seaside towns in Cape Cod. Sprawling down the entire peninsula, start in Sandwich, MA and walk the boardwalk to the glass museum before taking off. Stop in the town of Dennis and check out the Scargo Tower. From there, drive to Nickerson State Park and enjoy some outdoor recreation. Merging on to Highway 6, head to Cape Cod National Seashore to see lighthouses like Nauset Beach Light for picture perfect moments on the road. Finally, when you get to the tip of the cape, check out the historic pilgrim monument.
Sand & Surf
Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket are filled with miles of post-card perfect sandy beaches, both public and private. Bay side beaches tend to be calmer than ocean side, making them friendlier for families. Cape Cod is swimming with beaches from Indian Neck and Hardings Beach, to Nauset on Cape Cod National Seashore. Expect to see sand dunes, boardwalks, beach-side cafes, surfers, sea creatures, sun-bathers and those just looking to relax. Make sure to check out Aquinnah Beach and Wasque Beach in Martha’s Vineyard, as well as Miacomet Beach and Dionis Beach in Nantucket.