Top 10 Things to do in Harwich
The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn, is located in Harwich, Cape Cod, the best town on the Cape! These are the Top 10 Things to do in Harwich, on the vacation of a lifetime, to beautiful Cape Cod.
#1 Things to do In Harwich, Play N Swim!
From beaches full of amenities to secret, off the beaten path hideaways, Harwich beaches are some of the best beaches on Cape Cod. The warmer waters of the Nantucket Sound inspire a day of play and fun in the sun. Where the waters here can reach the mid 70s, the Outer Cape beaches will barely break 60 degrees! The best time to visit the beaches of Cape Cod are of course during the off season, July and August are busy months and (almost) everything is full. No matter the season, with a little effort, you can always find an empty beach of your own in Harwich. Every street seems to lead to the beach, explore and you will be surprised at what you find! Right down the road from the Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn is Belmont Road beach; a small, semi-private beach with big views of Nantucket Sound. Great for a quick dip or just to relax midday with your toes in the sand. Click here for our guide of things to do in Harwich, Best Harwich Beaches.
#2 Things to do in Harwich, Eat!
Restaurants in Harwich
There are a number of great restaurants in Harwich that enable the beach weary traveler to stay close to home after a long day. We delight in hearing of Guest’s first experience with Oysters on the half shell or their first stuffed Quahog. Delicious and much different than expected! The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn Guests are fortunate to have a multitude of culinary options to choose from in Harwich. Guest’s looking for Tapas, Fine Dining, Seafood prepared beyond compare, Tuscan Italian, French, Japanese Hibachi, or just some great ice cream on their stroll around town do not have to look far. Click here for our guide of things to do in Harwich, Best Restaurants in Harwich. Click here for Casual Eateries in Harwich.
#3 Things to do in Harwich, Ride!
Cape Cod Rail Trail
One of the best things to do in Harwich, for locals and Guests alike, is to experience the Cape Cod Rail Trail. It is a great way to slow down and get a sense for the real Cape Cod, away from traffic and making a pass through history. It is an easy ride, fairly flat and without obstructions, that will take you 26 miles from Dennis all the way to Wellfleet! So slow down, grab a picnic lunch (or stop for one along the way at the Pleasant Lake General Store) and enjoy a great ride. Maybe stop for a swim at one of the fresh water ponds that line the trail. If you are staying at the Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn, we have complimentary bikes for our Guests to enjoy and the rail trail is a short ride north of the Inn. Click here for our guide of things to do in Harwich, Cape Cod Rail Trail for more detail on the ride of your life.
#4 Things to do in Harwich, Stroll!
A vacation on Cape Cod usually involves several mainstays; beaches, lobster rolls & ice cream, and strolling the genuine towns of the Cape. Harwichport is one of those great villages that offers the best to Guests, in a conveniently small area. Harwichport’s Main street with shopping, restaurants, and ice cream stretch over a 5 block area along Route 28. Convenient parking is located at the Tourism Office/Harwich Chamber of Commerce at Main and Schoolhouse Rd. Just south of Main street are some of the best beaches of the Nantucket Sound, highlighted by Bank Street Beach with convenient parking. Harwich has done a great job of making sure that when you need parking, you have options. Click here for our guide of things to do in Harwich, Harwich Port.
#5 Things to do in Harwich, Swim some more!
Swimming Holes on Cape COd, Harwich
There are 22 freshwater ponds in Harwich, some more accessible than others. From swimming, picnicking, and boating to fishing and blue crabbing the ponds (and interconnecting rivers) of Harwich there are tons of great activities to enhance your vacation. Guests seeking an escape from the beaches and crowds can enter Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands and find deep wilderness with barely a sign of civilization. Spend some time blue crabbing and dinner turns into another special treat. Ask the staff at the Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn about the Crabbing Package, all the details are taken care of if you are a crabber or are interested in becoming a crabber! Click here for our guide of things to do in Harwich, Swimming Holes on Cape Cod, Harwich.
#6 Things to do in Harwich, Listen!
Enjoy live jazz under the stars at the Wequassett Resort. It happens, at no charge to outside Guests, every Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August. This leaves every traveler to Cape Cod with something exceptional to experience on an ordinarily normal night. Look out over the waters of Pleasant Bay and enjoy a drink, fireside, while the smooth sounds of jazz coat your inner eardrum… Stay tuned for our guide of things to do in Harwich, Wequassett Resort.
#7 Things to do in Harwich, Experience!
Harwich Cranberry Festival
The Harwich Cranberry festival happens in the middle of September celebrating part of the town’s heritage in cranberry production. Cranberries were first cultivated on Cape Cod in 1816 and have been a part of the community ever since. Ocean Spray has some bogs nearby and if you have not seen the harvesting of the cranberries, it is wild! The berries float in the bogs and are corralled up and sucked off with giant vacuums! You truly have to see it to believe it. Grab some fresh Cape Cod Cranberries at one of the many roadside stands while you are here, it’s worth it. Stay tuned for our guide of things to do in Harwich, Harwich Cranberry Festival.
#8 Things to do in Harwich, Sample!
Oyster Farm Tour
Always one of our favorite things to do and truly an incredible experience, there is nothing like the Oyster Farm Tour. We are fortunate to have one of Harwich’s favorite Oyster farmers, Big Rock Oysters as our guide. Sample the goods with your feet in the water and the sun on your face, it does not get fresher than this! If you are interested in an Oyster Farm tour while you are visiting, click here for details. Stay tuned for our guide of things to do in Harwich, Oyster Farm Tour.
#9 Things to do in Harwich, Play Ball!
Or better yet, watch one of the favorite Cape Cod Baseball league teams, the Harwich Mariners, play while you enjoy a hot dog and soda under a cool Cape Cod night sky! Whitehouse Field is just off the Main Street of Harwich’s city center, an easy ride from the Cape Cod Rail Trail. For an authentic Cape Cod night, try something exciting and remember how much you love it. Stay tuned for our guide of things to do in Harwich, Harwich Mariners.
#10 Things to do in Harwich, Kayak!
Kayak Cape COd
Either guided or self guided via a rental, to kayak the Herring River in Harwich is a special experience. Cruise north from the mouth of the Herring River and the Nantucket Sound to pass under several bridges and into the Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands. Find a private beach to stop and enjoy what’s around you, enjoy a picnic or power bar, and explore several more miles of backwater river channels. This is one of those great spots that will soon top your list. If you are interested in a Guided Kayaking Tour while you are visiting, click here for details. Stay tuned for our guide of things to do in Harwich, Kayak Cape Cod.