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head of the meadow beach - cape cod national seashoreThe 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, it

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provincetown beachWhile 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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paddleboarding in wellfleetPaddleboarding is really making a splash on Cape Cod, one of the trendiest new options for water sports in the region. In fact, some claim that standup paddleboarding is the world’s fastest growing water sport, offering a challenging workout from beginners to those who are more advanced.

While the sport is great for workouts it’s also quickly becoming a great way for exploring the waterways of Cape Cod, from the ocean coastline to the marshes and kettle ponds. Because you stand up to paddleboard you’re sure to take in some great scenery, from the fish and seals to the shells washed up near the shore.

It’s easy to find paddleboard rental shops all over the Cape, many of which not only offer up lessons but also include guided tours. While workers can suggest

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provincetown fast ferryFor an easy, relaxing trip from Boston to Provincetown there’s a simple solution that doesn’t require getting stuck in traffic, no matter the time of day.  The Provincetown Ferry is not only a great choice in traveling between the two locales, but it’s also a shorter distance than hitting the road.

To take the ferry you actually have two choices and both are located at MacMillan Wharf on Commercial Street in Provincetown.  The first option is a ferry run by Boston Harbor Cruises.  Regarded as one of Cape Cod’s first modern ferries, the large catamaran takes about an hour and a half to travel between Provincetown and Boston.  It carries up to 600 passengers at a time.

The Boston Harbor Cruises ferry is air-conditioned, plus it features free WIFI, satellite

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Locals and visitors will have multiple opportunities to celebrate revered New England artist Edward Hopper over the coming months.  Hopper first came to the Cape with his wife in 1930 and spent many summers inspired by the views of Fisher Beach.  In fact, it was his wife who pushed Hopper to first paint in watercolor.  Throughout his career, Hopper went on to create more than 100 watercolors and oil interpretations of Cape Cod’s magnificent scenery.  

Some of his most famous works include “Corn Hill”, “Gas”, “Cape Cod Sunset” and “Seven A.M.”.  However, it was a 1946 painting named “October on Cape Cod” that recently sold at auction for an outstanding $9.6 million.  Hopper’s paintings rarely included people, but rather some of the unique architecture

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wellfleet bay wildlife sanctuary

If you want to really experience the beauty of Cape Cod, one unique place to do it is within the boundaries of the Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary.  A perfect place to get back to nature, this nearly 1,000-acre sanctuary is a fantastic location for bird watching, or simply taking a hike and watching the sun set over the bay.  In fact, the location is home to hundreds of species of birds, alone.  

With incredible views overlooking Wellfleet Harbor, the area is home to a diverse selection of wildlife, attracted by the sandy beach, salt marshland and the woodlands.  The sanctuary also actively assists with research projects involving wildlife conservation, restoration, and monitoring along the Outer Cape.  Some of these include rescuing sea turtles,

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sesuit harbor cafe dennis

From the cool calm waters to the fantastic restaurants, there are all kinds of options to explore while on Cape Cod.  We found a variety of places to go to tempt your taste buds and fulfill your adventurous side while exploring East Dennis.

The Marshside

Our first stop is at The Marshside, a casual restaurant overlooking Sesuit Creek.  The dining location serves up fresh seafood, burgers, sandwiches and salads for lunch, along with the addition of items like chicken, beef stew and meatloaf for dinner.

Open every day of the week for lunch and dinner, you’ll find The Marshside right on Bridge Street in East Dennis.  The location also offers convenient take-out service.

Lost Dog Pub

Originally opened in the US Virgin Islands, Lost Dog Pub is now a favorite of

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From the Atlantic Ocean to Cape Cod Bay, you will find plenty of great public beaches in Eastham.  We went in search of some of the most popular beaches to visit this summer season.

Nauset Light Beach

One great location is Nauset Light Beach.  This sandy beach is broad with cool water and plenty of room to spread out.  It is a great place for pictures, too, with one of the best shots including the nearby lighthouse.

Located along the Atlantic Ocean, it is an extremely popular beach.  The small parking lot is usually packed by about mid-morning during the summer months.  You’ll find the beach about a mile to the north of Coast Guard Beach.

Coast Guard Beach

Speaking of, Coast Guard Beach is a great place for swimming, especially during the summer.  Named by

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rock harbor orleans ma

A destination all year round for both residents and vacationers, Rock Harbor provides a large variety of activities, from fishing and walking the sand flats to watching the stunning sunsets. In fact, Rock Harbor is so popular that it has led to overcrowding complaints and new efforts to curb down on the crowds that visit the area.

The beach is heavily used during the months of June, July and August, although it is not really a bathing beach, at all. As for boaters, the area remains just as busy. The Town of Orleans maintains 43 recreational vessel slips and 12 commercial vessel slips on Rock Harbor. To dock at the harbor, you have to get on a waiting list because it is such a popular location.

The commercial loading dock at Rock Harbor provides

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While the Cape is home to a diverse selection of wildlife and marine life, one particular resident making its home along the Cape is fueling an onslaught of certain types of visitors to the region.  While the gray seal may amuse people hoping to catch a glimpse or a photograph, its emergence has also drawn in great white sharks to the shores of Cape Cod.

Great white sharks love to feast on gray seals, especially when they mature to around nine to ten feet.  By this time, they’ve given up on simply supplementing their diet with fish and need something larger and more filling to sustain them.  Great whites need to feast on the seals’ blubber to get the fat they need to survive.

As for the seals, they can be quite massive, weighing up to an impressive 680

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