The most popular destination on the Cape, and the farthest away, is P-Town. By day it is a charming New England seashore town, with shops, cafes, and bed and breakfasts. By night, it turns into a notorious party town. It is particularly known for its gay scene, with drag shows, tea dances and sex shops.


Cape Cod has some of the best beaches in New England, and during the summer people flock from all over to enjoy them. The south shore tends to have the warmest waters; the Atlantic side is the coldest and choppiest. Facilities and parking vary greatly between beaches, and naturally the ones with the most facilities have the most people.

Cape Cod National Seashore

The Cape Cod National Seashore is a 40-mile stretch on the outer Atlantic side of the cape protected from development, encompassing lighthouses, cranberry bogs and beaches. Swimming, biking and walking paths are available.


Though technically not on Cape Cod, Plymouth is an easy stop along the way for those approaching from Boston by car. There you can explore recreations of the Mayflower and the original Plymouth Plantation, complete with costumed actors.