Eastham >Recreational Activities > Cape Cod National Seashore
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User review by letmeserveyou – I agree with the first reviewers comments... This is not a beach, not a real beach it is a seashore... The Florida Panhandle has breath taking beaches, sugar white soft sand, there is plenty to do there but also is still very rustic.
Most beatiful beaches – Yeah, the water is cold on the oceanside. But the bayside water temps are pleasant and definitely swimmable in the summer. Te beaches on Cape Cod are absolutely gorgeous. I've been to the FL panhandle and those beaches are nice too. But IMO, they can't compare to the charm and beauty of beaches on the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Cape Cod are wonderful family beaches! – The Cape's beaches have alot to offer with the versitility of the ocean on one side, to 3 miles away where the bay is. The Oceanside does have cooler water, but it also has great surf. The bayside...however offers a GREAT place for families. Depending upon the tides depends on what you can do! The sand flats are great for kids to build sandcastles or wade in the pools of water, as parents can also relax. Kids AND adults can enjoy a game of wiffle ball, volleyball, or even claming while it is low. When its high, the water is like bath water, it is so warm!! Last but not least...if you have never seen a Cape Cod Sunset on the bay...you have never seen a Spectacular Sunset. There truly is no equal. I have been to St. Lucia, Hawaii, and Florida...and the sunsets by no means come anywhere close!
Cape Code is really amazing and unique place! Long sandy beaches. Gulf stream makes ocean really warm at summer time. Fresh air, no pollution, light ocean breeze. Really safe place, you can even leave your can unlocked. Campfire, active nightlife, lot's of sun and fun. I love this place.
User review by zelliemcg – Water temperature is not the only important aspect of a great beach. Those who have spent any real time on the Cape Cod National Seashore know and appreciate its incredible value as a breathtaking, historic and ecoglogically important place. The wildlife is incredible, the body surfing can't be beat, and the towns surrounding the beaches are quaint and modern at the same time. This is a fantastic destination for people of all ages; it's certainly not just another boring Florida beach!!
Unspoiled – From Chatham to Provincetown approximately 35 miles of unspoiled beauty with the quaintness of Cape Cod to boot.
Old Cape Cod – There is no place quite like Cape Cod. Steeped in history, pristine dunes and beaches, extraordinary cuisine, art galleries everywhere and of course Provincetown. This is the antithesis of Miami Beach, Cancun, etc. Provincetown dunes are rated the best in the world and this is the coast that inspired Norman Mailer, Eugene O'Neil and so many other artists who stayed in the Dune Shacks.
It is not the best place for swimming, the ocean side is riddled with riptides and undercurrents and yes, the water is quite cold. But this is the place to see quintessential fishing villages, mingle with locals, and experience the best of the Atlantic. Shopping and partying in Provincetown are wonderful, but not for homophobes.
Take a sunset cruise on and old schooner, ride horses through the dunes, and doesnt forget Ocean Drive in Truro, and Wellfleet and Wellfleet Harbor.
Beat the Crowd – If you want to beat the traffic, crowds and price gouging then check out Rexhame Beach in Marshfield or Duxbury Beach in Duxbury. These beaches are just beautiful as the Cape with sand dunes, tall grasses, and soft sand. Both are located in upscale residential neighborhoods and aren't very well known by tourists. They're also closer to Boston. Having lived my whole life in Southern Massachusetts, I would prefer these beaches over traveling another 90 minutes to Cape Cod National Seashore.
cape cod beaches – as a seasoned traveler, the beaches on cape cod are far superior to most in the states. the family friendly, laid back atmosphere is second to none. you dont feel rushed on the cape. its the best place on earth for families to reconnect and spend quality time without all hoopla. leave your cell phones, laptops, and video games at home and enjoy some family time. i love the chatham/eastham area. dont forget to try arnold's clam chowder. it's worth the trip from where i live here in ohio. haversham.
I disagree – I lived there, and belive me its so boring.... no drinks, no snacks for kids, no nothing to do..in summer we just seat at the hot sand and look at the cold wather , hot tip...Boca Raton-Florida :)
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