Cape Cod Bay

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seapines condos - brewster ma

With the incredible opportunity to play right on Cape Cod Bay, Sea Pines serves up easy access to swimming, sailing and other popular beach activities. Boasting its own private sandy beach, this also allows for kayaking, fishing and clamming, plus the enjoyment of exploring the Brewster tidal pools during low tide.

Those staying at Sea Pines also enjoy the property’s very own seasonal swimming pool and clubhouse, plus a fitness center and several tennis courts. Condo fees at Sea Pines take care of access to the beach and other on-site amenities, while also helping to promote a low-maintenance lifestyle on the Cape. In addition, residents also have the opportunity for boat mooring on Cape Cod Bay and the community provides space for seasonal kayak

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paines creek beach - brewster ma

Ideal for cooling off in the water, soaking up some sun on the sand or searching for shells, a visit to Brewster isn’t complete without visiting some of its beautiful beaches. One of the biggest reasons to visit is perhaps to see the famous Brewster tidal flats, some of the largest in all of North America. However, there’s much more to see and experience in the Brewster area.

Good choices for visitors include Breakwater Beach, known for its soft sand and calm water. You’ll find a number of tidal flats and pools to explore during low tide at this popular beach.

There’s also the option of Crosby Beach, one of the largest beaches in Brewster and recommended for families. This beach also features warm, calm water and soft sand, best experienced during the

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ballston beach - truro ma

A favorite of locals and visitors alike, Ballston Beach just gained top honors when it comes to the Cape’s best beaches. The designation from Cape Cod Magazine details the ’20 Best Beaches on Cape Cod’, with Truro’s Ballston Beach listed in the top spot.

The Atlantic-facing beach is praised for its endless sand, stretching out along the Cape Cod National Seashore. It’s also pointed out that this picturesque beach is quiet and peaceful, with small waves, cliffs, and even sandbars at low tide.

Situated at the end of a residential road and flanked by hills, the large beach is also praised for its soft sand and its spacious appeal. A great place for boogie boarding and for surfing, you won’t find a boardwalk or space to picnic, but you will find plenty of

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herring cove beach - provincetown ma

Protected Herring Cove Beach promotes an adventurous and secluded destination for beachgoers in Provincetown. This indulgent stretch of beach allows for ideal ocean access, particularly enticing for the more adventurous visitors to the Cape.

Part of the National Seashore, Herring Cove Beach is found at the extreme tip of Cape Cod, just a few miles from Downtown Provincetown. Serving up incredible views, it’s also one of the most favored beaches in the region, most popular during the late summer season. Part of that attraction comes from the stunning sunsets on display from the beachfront, though lifeguards protect only a portion of the sand and water.

Sadly, though, the beach has had some problems with erosion in recent years, specifically over just the

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cape cod bay target ship

It’s not always visible today, but the Cape Cod Bay Target Ship is somewhat of a unique addition to the waters off Eastham. Officially known as the SS James Longstreet, the ship sits several miles off the coast, in the same spot its sat for well more than a half-century.

Named after a Confederate general, the ship is more commonly called the Target Ship by locals. It gets its nickname, unsurprisingly, from the role it played for the military for decades.

Originally built in the 1940s for carrying cargo, the World War II vessel was soon severely damaged in a storm. With the only other solution of turning the entire ship into scrap, the US Navy soon began using it in a new role as target practice.

That’s a role it held through the early 1970s, often making

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mayflower beach dennis

A popular destination for those of all ages, Mayflower Beach in Dennis offers up plenty of fun for the entire family. This large beach is just a short walk from nearby parking, a place where kids enjoy splashing in shallow pools during low tide and parents enjoy the peacefulness and natural scenery of the fantastic shoreline.

Connecting with Bayview Beach and with Chapin Beach nearby, Mayflower Beach is one of the most scenic in the Dennis area, with a boardwalk stretching over the dunes, leading from the parking lot to the sandy beach. Low tide also presents the opportunity to walk for several miles upon the tidal flats, ideal for catching a sunset or some spectacular photographs during your time on the Cape.

The flat and sandy beach is also ideal for

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brewster flats

Considered by many to be part of the largest tidal flats in all of North America, the Brewster Flats continue to entice visitors, amazed by the majestic beauty of Mother Nature in uncovering seaside and marsh environments. At low tide the tidal flats running along the Cape Cod Bay coastline stretch a massive 12,000-acres, extending for nearly 10 miles from Brewster to North Eastham. Portions, though, can extend for a couple of miles offshore, revealing a spectacular area to explore.

While its not advised visitors actually walk out on the flats themselves due to the risk of tidal creeks, they do open up a unique environment to explore by walking the beaches just next to the flats. With this option available, it’s hoped that the tidal flats will continue

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billingsgate light wellfleet ma

Once a small island filled with dozens of homes, a lighthouse and even a schoolhouse, Billingsgate Island is now virtually a “forgotten” Cape village, living on mostly through old stories and periodically revealed, in part, during periods of low tide. That’s due to the fact that the 60-acre island has been submerged under the water now for more than 70 years.

The story dates back, though, to the 19th century when Billingsgate, also known by some as Bellingsgate, was known as a prosperous fishing community. A favorite location for whaling and fishing, the island once included around 30 homes, a school, a baseball team and the Cape’s second lighthouse.

In the mid 1800s a ferocious storm split the island into two, and a new lighthouse was constructed on

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head of the meadow beach - cape cod national seashore

The inspiration for countless artists and writers, Cape Cod National Seashore is a public paradise, supplemented by tens of thousands of acres of beaches, dunes, forests and freshwater ponds. Stretching along the coastline from Provincetown to Chatham, the seashore offers up an undeveloped natural area for residents and visitors alike.

With unending sand and water, the seashore invites guests to stretch out on the sand or jump in the waves, a place where families are welcome, with a pristine beach that isn’t reserved solely for those who own waterfront or beachfront property of their own. Now more than a half century after its creation, the Cape Cod National Seashore means many things to many people.

A stretch of sand, an oceanside forest, a bike path,

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provincetown beach

While Provincetown enjoys a rich history all its own, these days the area is becoming just as well known for its natural amenities and charm as its past virtues. That’s because the sleepy town of generally just a few thousand full-time residents now holds the title of America’s Favorite Beach Town.

Provincetown beat out hundreds of other locations all across the United States to top the list, the only town in the entire Cape Cod region to even place in the top 15. Towns were ranked based on categories ranging from things like great food to friendly local residents. Voted on by Travel and Leisure readers, area residents helped promote just a few of the things that make Provincetown such a great location to live and to visit, from the sandy shores of area

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