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Cape Cod Attractions Everyone Should See

Cape Cod Attractions

Humpback Whale / Photo by D.Fletcher via Flickr

Looking for Cape Cod attractions? You have come to the right place! Here at The Whalewalk Inn, we take a personalized approach to helping our visitors plan the perfect Cape Cod vacation. Whether you are seeking a relaxing, reenergizing getaway or an active Cape adventure, we know the Cape Cod attractions that will fit your needs. We’re happy to help you plan a customized trip, but there are certain Cape Cod attractions we think everyone (including you!) should see. Read on to find out more!

Whales and Other Cape Cod Wildlife

A visit to Cape Cod just wouldn’t be complete without a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching opportunity! Check out Dolphin Fleet, New England’s First Whale Watch, for daily departures out of Provincetown harbor, the closest port to Stellwagon Bank National Marine Sanctuary. We also recommend Beachcomber Seal Tours for exciting seal tours, round trip beach shuttles to the outer beaches of Pleasant Bay, and other private harbor cruise experiences.

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

The Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge stretches for eight miles off the elbow of Cape Cod. The refuge was established in 1944 to provide a natural habitat for migratory birds. Today, the refuge provides important resting, nesting and feeding habitat for more than ten species of seabirds, shorebirds, and waterbirds who nest on the islands. The Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge features varied habitats of oceans, salt and freshwater marshwater, dunes and ponds. Escape to this special sanctuary during your next visit to the Cape!

Cape Cod Rail Trail

Enjoy a genuine Cape Cod experience and get some exercise, all in one, on the Cape Cod Rail Trail. The 22-mile paved trail stretches through the diverse landscapes and quaint villages of Cape Cod. With few inclines and plenty of trailheads sprinkled along the route offering restrooms, food, water and swimming areas, the trail offers a fun adventure for all ages. Bicycle and handcycle rentals are available along the trail for added convenience. 

Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod is a gateway to the National Seashore and a perfect location from which you can take easy day trips by ferry to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket. The main visitor facility for Cape Cod’s National Seashore, the Salt Pond Visitor Center, offers orientation movies, a comprehensive museum and breathtaking views of Nauset Marsh and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy forty miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds, diverse wildlife, lighthouses, cranberry bogs and more along the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Lighthouses and Windmills

From Bourne to Provincetown, lighthouses can be found all along Cape Cod’s coastline and are an important part of Cape Cod’s history and seafaring origins. Some of the most popular Cape Cod lighthouses include Chatham Lighthouse, Highland Light, Nauset Light and Three Sisters Lighthouse. Windmills are another unique and interesting Cape Cod attraction. The Eastham Windmill is believed to be the oldest and last working gristmill on Cape Cod and is a major tourist attraction for our town. We even have a Windmill Celebration every year featuring music, food and crafts booths, a cookout, pancake breakfast, parade and more! 

When visiting these popular Cape Cod attractions, you will need a place to stay! Allow us to suggest our Cape Cod lodging, The Whalewalk Inn. We are centrally located in Eastham with easy access to all of the best Cape Cod attractions. After a full day of exploring, you can spend your afternoon at our Cape Cod Spa where you can relax and rejuvenate your mind and body. At night, enjoy any one of our sixteen spacious guest rooms. All rooms are individually decorated, have private baths and deluxe Cape Cod charm.