Cape Cod is overflowing with countless hidden treasures! If you’re planning a trip to this part of New England, you’ll be blown away by all the delicious restaurants, sunny beaches, and fascinating attractions found here. One spot you need to visit during your stay here is the Monomoy Island. This particular area contains many qualities and attributes that make it a wonderful place to spend a day during your vacation. Learn everything you need to know about this place and add it to your itinerary today!
Everything You Need to Know about Monomoy Island
Where It Is
Monomoy Island, a true treasure of Cape Cod, is an 8-mile spit of sand off the coast of Chatham, Massachusetts. This island’s history can be traced back to the 1700s, when a tavern was constructed here for sailors passing through. With the area’s abundance of fish, a village soon developed and thrived off selling their many types of fish to those living on the mainland. However, numerous hurricanes and other storms eventually drove all the villagers away to safer grounds. Today, the only living things on Monomoy Island are a wide variety of plants and animals; this area does not have any human life, electricity, or roads. The only remaining building is the Monomoy Lighthouse.
How to Get There
The best way to get to this island is by taking the Monomoy Island Ferry. These vessels are the ideal way to see the countless Cape Cod seals that live in these waters! You might even catch a glimpse of Chatham’s resident great white sharks as well. The Monomoy Island Ferry also provides walking tours of the island to educate visitors about the wildlife that lives here. They also offer Monomoy Island fishing for all those avid outdoorsmen visiting Chatham, MA!
Things to Do There
The best activity here is observing the countless species of birds, animals, reptiles, amphibians, and other creatures living here! This island is home to the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, a protected area that was created to provide a safe home for the many migratory birds, such as the rare piping plover. Go for a stroll through the acres and acres of marshes, dunes, ponds, and other natural features to see how many creatures you can spot here! You will love spending time in the great outdoors of this peaceful and secluded island of Cape Cod.
Come Stay with Us at Chatham Gables Inn to Enjoy Cape Cod to the Fullest!
Make your amazing getaway to Cape Cod even better by treating yourself to a stay in luxurious lodging! Chatham Gables Inn is a cozy Cape Cod bed and breakfast tucked away in the lovely town of Chatham, Massachusetts, perfect for enjoying a weekend of total comfort and relaxation. We offer beautiful rooms, each equipped with the finest amenities, in a peaceful environment. Choose from exploring the exciting attractions of the area or simply unwinding in our comfy sitting room by the fireplace. You’re bound to love your time with us, so check our availability online right now to book your favorite room!
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