Your Summer Guide to The Cape!


Summers at the Cape are a time-honored tradition for families, couples, and solo adventurers up and down the Eastern Seaboard. For others, a trip to The Cape is a bucket-list trip that they yearn for year after year. With so many things to do on Cape Cod, it’s easy to see why this coastal destination has such enduring charm.

Cape Cod is well known for its quaint seaside towns, including Harwich, family-friendly beaches, whale watching, gorgeous lighthouses, and exquisitely fresh seafood. Here, you’ll find over 40 miles of seashore to explore by foot, bike, or car, with breathtaking scenery around every bend. With so many things to do on Cape Cod, you’ll never be bored for a second – that is, of course, unless you want to be. 

Our elevated Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast sits in the coastal town of Harwich, which features 11 miles of pristine coastline, three gorgeous harbors, and everything you crave in your New England getaway. We offer guests plenty of included amenities, including daily breakfast, bikes and beach gear, a seasonal pool, and plenty of space to spread out and enjoy some New England sunshine. There’s truly no better place to stay on Cape Cod. Book your room today! 

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Whale jumping off Cape Cod - it's one of the best things to do on Cape Cod in the summer

The Best Things to Do on Cape Cod

Whether you’re longing for relaxed summer days lounging at the beach or are looking for an exciting adventure, you’ll love the variety of things to do on Cape Cod. Sun and sand are really just the beginning of things to do here. Hop on a bike and head out for a ride along the seashore, get out and explore the many charming small towns that dot the Cape, head out on the water for a sail or afternoon whale-watching adventure, play a game or two of tennis or pickleball at local courts, and otherwise unwind in a way you can’t do surrounded by the busy demands of home. 

There’s never been a better time to plan your summer trips to our Harwich Bed and Breakfast. To help you plan, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite things to do on Cape Cod. 

  1. Explore the breathtaking beauty of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Here, you’ll find some of the most popular beaches on the Cape, including Nauset Beach in Eastham, Marconi Beach in Wellfleet, and Race Point and Herring Cove beaches in Provincetown.
  2. One of the most popular things to do on Cape Cod is go whale watching. Though whales can be spotted year-round, peak whale-watching season is from mid-April to October.
  3. There are even more ways to enjoy the water on the Cape! One of our favorite places for kayaking or paddleboarding is Nickerson State Park, but other great spots include Nauset Marsh, which is teeming with sea life, and Bass River.
  4. Explore downtown Harwich, one of our favorite small towns on the Cape.
  5. Whether in downtown Harwich or elsewhere on the Cape, don’t miss the chance to indulge in some of the best and freshest seafood around. We’d love to give you personal recommendations while you stay with us!
  6. Head out for a bike ride on the Cape Cod Rail Trail. It’s a 22-mile bikeway that meanders through Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, and Wellfleet. 
  7. Explore Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, home to one of the most protected habitats on Cape Cod. This 7,600-acre preserve features protected dunes, salt and freshwater marshes, and an old lighthouse to admire. It also offers an essential habitat for nesting and migratory seabirds and harbor grey seals that live just off the coast. 
  8. Speaking of lighthouses, don’t miss some or all of the 14 impressive Cape Cod lighthouses up and down the Cape. 
  9. If you want a break from the sun for a day, there are fantastic museums to explore on the Cape. Consider the Sandwich Glass Museum, the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, or the Whydah Pirate Museum.
  10. Finally, go hiking. It’s one of our favorite things to do on Cape Cod and offers one of the best opportunities to truly appreciate the landscapes and historic preservation efforts that have preserved so much of this coastal paradise. Here’s a list of some of the best Cape Cod hiking trails, including some right here in beautiful Harwich
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The Best Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast

If you’re looking for relaxing, welcoming places to stay while visiting this sun-drenched part of the coast, look no further than our top-rated Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast. Our romantic hideaway has been thoughtfully curated as an adults-only destination offering the coastal elegance you’re looking for.

Our Inn offers eight guest rooms, each featuring modern decor, plush furnishings, and thoughtful amenities. Four of our rooms are luxury king rooms, the most spacious accommodations at our Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast. Two of them are in our carriage house, offering a more intimate and private space that opens directly to our gardens. We also offer three deluxe king rooms and a queen room, all with en-suite bathrooms, comfortable beds, and thoughtful amenities. 

In the morning, wake up to the aromas of breakfast being prepared fresh for you. Our Chef (& Innkeeper) crafts up a delicious daily breakfast that is as innovative as it is delicious. We alternate between sweet and savory dishes for variety, and as much of our menu as possible is from our gardens, including honey from our bees and eggs from our chickens. Depending on your plans for the day, you can enjoy this meal in the Lounge, Platinum Cafe, gardens, or poolside. 

In addition to these great amenities, we have everything you need to enjoy your trip to the Cape. Every accommodation at our Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast includes access to complimentary bikes and beach gear, personalized concierge services, a heated swimming pool, an outdoor fireplace, and so much more. If you’re ready to experience all the best things to do on Cape Cod, it’s time to book your stay at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast!

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