When you think of Cape Cod in the summer, we all think about the beaches. It’s hard not to when there are so many amazing beaches all within close distance of each other. Here at Chatham Gables Inn, we have guests that all have varying interests when it comes to Cape Cod and we enjoy helping them find fun things to do while they are here. One question we get the most in the warmer months is, what are the best beaches in Cape Cod? While not everyone will agree with us, we believe that our Chatham beaches are the best beaches in Cape Cod. When you peruse our list of fantastic Chatham beaches, you will easily see why we think any one of our beaches is the best beach in Cape Cod.
Of course, we have more than beaches here in Cape Cod! For a comprehensive list of things to do here, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide. Here at Chatham Gables Inn, we know the best Cape Cod activities you shouldn’t skip. You won’t regret it!
The Best Beaches in Cape Cod
The first in our list of the best beach in Cape Cod is Chatham Lighthouse Beach. There are so many reasons why this is one of our favorites. The first is that there are so many interesting things there. The first is the Chatham Light, a lighthouse that opens during the summer months and a visit will inform you of some of the maritime history surrounding our town. The beach, however, is a great place to walk and see the sights of a Chatham shore. The water at the Chatham Lighthouse Beach can be rough, depending on the weather. Be sure to keep to the swimming areas if you plan on getting in the water.
If you plan on bringing your family with you to the beach or enjoy lots of amenities at the beach, then Harding’s Beach is the best beach in Cape Cod for you. Parents enjoy the calm and warm waters of the Nantucket Sound, as well as the ample supply of lifeguard, stands to keep everyone safe. The flat sands of Harding’s Beach are perfect for those who love to play beach games or for children who love to dig in the sand. When you get hungry, there are plenty of concessions in terms of food and beverage trucks. When it’s time to go, no need to have an uncomfortable ride back to Chatham Gables Inn, use their bathhouses and showers to leave feeling clean and refreshed. Be sure to get a parking pass for your car before you go.
Last in our list is Pleasant Bay. This one is on our list of the best beach in Cape Cod because it has a bit of everything. There is plenty of safe swimming for children as well as many other interesting things to do for adults. While you are there you will enjoy the pleasant, warm, and shallow water that is protected by the cove. You will also get spectacular views of the tide, but the best view is the cove itself. There aren’t any lifeguards at this beach so be sure to be careful when swimming. Dogs are allowed on this beach before 9 am and after 6 pm. If you enjoy kayaking on the ocean, this is a great place to put your boat in the water and go exploring.
The Best Place to Stay in Cape Cod
As you can see, there are many Chatham beaches that all can be the best beach in Cape Cod for you. When you do decide to come in search of the best beaches in Cape Cod, we hope that you will consider having Chatham Gables Inn be your home base while you are here. Chatham is conveniently situated in Cape Cod where you can easily access many Cape Cod towns and activities. Our beautiful and historic B&B is a place to relax and unwind away from your everyday life. Each night in Cape Cod, sleep peacefully in our comfortable beds complete with Comphy linens and ZENTS aromatherapy. Contact us today to book your room for your trip to the best beach in Cape Cod.
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