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A Sandy Safari on Cape Cod

"The Salt House" chronicles a summer spent living in "Euphoria," a shack on the Provincetown dunes.

Hermit crabs, fireflies, salty air and sand castles. Cape Cod calls out to those who appreciate pristine beaches, simple pleasures and an unhurried pace. Up among the picture-postcard-worthy sand dunes that dot Race Point Beach and acres of outback along the Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown and North Truro, ...

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Cape Cod Vacation Activities for Families

Beth Maroney

Ask anyone who vacationed on Cape Cod as a child and they all will say the same thing: they loved every minute of it.  Summer fun in Eastham and its neighboring towns always has been distinctly low-tech and old-fashioned. Vacations are all about playing on the beach, riding bikes, flying ...

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Nauset Light: Lesson in Beach Erosion


Its official name may be Nauset Beach Light but to a group of concerned citizens it’s a symbol of their town’s nautical history, and it was worth saving from sure doom caused by eroding cliffs. Nauset Light, as it is more commonly known, is a 48-foot-high brick-lined cast-iron structure that ...

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A Trip to the Salt Pond Visitor Center

Drop-dead gorgeous view of Nauset Marsh from the grounds of the Salt Pond Visitors Center.

The Salt Pond Visitor Center is the main visitor facility of the Cape Cod National Seashore and a must-see for travelers who appreciate having some context about the area in which they’re vacationing. If you want to understand the natural and cultural forces that created the Cape Cod we know ...

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The Wellfleet Drive-In Theater: Cinema Al Fresco


Kids dressed in pajamas clutching a big bucket of popcorn? Check. Bug spray at the ready, just in case? Check. Mom and dad delighting in a quintessential old-time family summer experience? Definitely. Americans of a certain age will remember the exhilaration that came from spending a balmy evening at a ...

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Fun & Free Activities for Kids on Cape Cod


Looking for activities for kids on Cape Cod? Great news! Eastham is one of the most family-friendly towns on Cape Cod. Rain or shine, there’s always a lot to do. Here are six kid-approved activities in and around Eastham that the whole family will enjoy. Ride bikes along the Cape ...

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