It is September and warm summer days still surround us and continue to offer beaming sun rays, local fresh seafood, homemade ice cream, scenic views, pleasant ocean breeze, and our favorite activity… Beach days with no crowd!!! It is no secret that Cape Cod boasts some of the best beaches on the East Coast. Whether you want to load up your car and take a day trip or simply hop in our beach buggy, we have compiled a guide of some of our favorite Cape Cod beaches to visit.
Woodneck Beach – Hidden just off a path along Sippewissett in Falmouth, this local favorite beach has marshlands meeting the ocean which creates a lazy river for those laid-back beach days. This is a classic Cape Cod kid favorite, so load up the boogie boards and floating tubes to swim and float. The water is warm.
Coast Guard Beach – This beach situated in Eastham was a former coast guard station. Nowadays, it is a stunning stretch of coast with large waves for surfing, rolling dunes, and even volleyball courts. Tip: To get to this beach you must bike or park in the nearby lot “Little Creek” which offers a free beach shuttle service in the summer. This is about an hour and a half away but completely worth the hike.
East Sandwich Beach – This Cape Cod escape is located just on the edge of Sandwich just a half-hour away. This beach boasts “Long, wide sandy swaths next to grassy dunes & cute little cottages, popular for summer sunbathing.” Tip: Visit on a bright moon dusk into the night to watch the moon come up just over the cottages combined with the Buzzards Bay lights in the distance.
Aquinnah Beach and Colorful Cliffs – This epic beach is located at the far end of Martha’s Vineyard facing the Atlantic ocean. Park at the lot at Moshup Trail early as it will fill up. To access the beach you must first embark on a small hike through native plants and dunes. Tip: It is best to have your party get off at the wooden boardwalk along the road with all the gear while the remaining person heads back to the lot to park and hike down.
Steps Beach – “A cliff-edge shore off Lincoln Avenue that, for our money, lays claim to the best scenery of any beach on Nantucket” – Greydon House. This beach sits on the Nantucket Sound side of the island where the water is usually calmer and warmer. Before you descend the massive set of stairs for which the beach is named, make sure to enjoy views of Great Point Light. Tip: You will love the remote setting, but come prepared for the stairs, no lifeguards or facilities.
Craigville Beach – This is one of our local favorite beaches due to its accessibility. This beach is handicap accessible, offers umbrella rentals, showers, and plenty of parking. This wide sprawl of shore has enough room for swimmers and sunbathers alike. Tip: Just remember during the summer months you will need a sticker to park.
Cahoon Hollow Beach – This beach has a unique social scene of beach bums and surfers. This is the perfect Perfect for families but be mindful of the steep dunes. This is perfect for the surf crowd and wave chasers as well so surfs up!
Treat yourself and visit us this September and bonus… No bridge traffic, warm days and what almost feels like your own private beach when you visit.