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Sandcastle Building: A Vacation Tradition


When was the last time you built a sandcastle? Cape Cod beaches are a great place to get creative. All you need is a bit of time and imagination. Mother nature provides everything else that’s necessary. If you want to get fancy you can use plastic forms to build blocks, ...

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Cape Cod Web Cams: An Eye on Heaven

Even if you're not at the Cape, you still can watch the sunset on Eastham's bay beaches by checking a web cam.

Web cams have to be one of the coolest inventions ever. I love that the cam just north of Cooks Brook Beach allows me to view bay tides and sunsets when I can’t be in Eastham. That lets me feel a little bit closer to one of the prettiest spots ...

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Postcard-Worthy Nauset Light Beach

Nauset Light Beach is our favorite because it's breathtakingly beautiful and never crowded.

What makes a perfect beach? Clean, fine sand on a broad beach contained by a steep glacial scarp; minimal amounts of seaweed, stones and shells; waves high enough to challenge body boarders but not flatten recreational swimmers; enough space for everyone to spread out; and the sight of a postcard-worthy ...

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Dogs Rule, But Not on Eastham’s Beaches

Dogs are welcome on-leash at ocean beaches but are largely restricted from Eastham town beaches during the summer.

We may love our dogs and feel that a vacation wouldn’t be a vacation without them, but they’re not always welcome on Outer Cape beaches. Both visitors and townsfolk risk being ticketed for failing to adhere to a strict set of  rules. Consider yourself forewarned: local authorities do not consider ...

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The Many Charms of Coast Guard Beach


Coast Guard Beach in Eastham is the quintessential Cape Cod beach–pristine, windswept and expansive. It’s comprised of The Great Beach, so-called by 19th-century writer Henry David Thoreau, as well as Nauset Marsh and Nauset Spit.  The marsh is our favorite spot for kayaking. A Town of Eastham parking sticker is ...

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