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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, surveying

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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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While you’ll find a variety of marine and wildlife on and off of Cape Cod, there’s an ongoing effort to rescue one particular variety in need.  Unfortunately, more and more sea turtles have turned up in Cape Cod Bay, and they’re having a hard time making it back out again.

Often, locals and even tourists will spot the stranded turtles around early November when the water starts turning colder.  The sea turtles first make their way to the area during the warmer months.  Oftentimes it’s the juvenile turtles that get confused and end up going too far when they head north.  The mistake is fine while the water is warm, for the sea turtles have an endless supply of crabs to eat.  It’s when the weather starts cooling down again in the fall that the turtles get

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mayflower beach dennis maIf you’re looking for some fun in the sand and surf along Cape Cod, be sure and take a trip out to Mayflower Beach in Dennis.  Known by visitors and by locals as one of the area’s most scenic and family-friendly beaches, there is plenty of clean, white sand to stretch out your toes.

Mayflower Beach is the perfect location to lounge along the beach, plus check out some of the local sand dunes, and even go swimming.  When you go, though, expect the water to be on the warmer side.  The water on the Bay side is typically much more pleasant than the water on the South side of Cape Cod.

Families will enjoy splashing in the various shallow pools that pop up during low tide.  Another popular spot is the long boardwalk, offering visitors a way to walk directly from

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