COAST GUARD beach has always been a favorite of mine. In Welfleet, check out CAHOON HOLLOW where you can each and drink beach side at the BEACHCOMBER. They also have concerts all summer. Definitely a good time. This visit we went to SKAKET BEACH in Orleans, which is the bay side. During one beautiful morning when the tide was out, it felt like we were on our own private beach. If it's a gorgeous sunset you're after, ROCK HARBOR never fails to deliver.
|Views from Wequasset|
|The pool at Wequasset|
|Chatam Bar's Inn from the back entrance.|
|Beautiful Adirondacks overlooking the sea.|
|They even have their own trollies!|
COTTAGE STREET BAKERY in Orleans is home to the famous dirtbomb, the most decadent and delicious pastry that will every cross your lips. It is worth the calories. They also make a mean croissant, and pretty much everything you get there will be fantastic.
ARNOLD'S LOBSTER AND CALM BAR is a fried fish extravaganza, and, since I've been going there, they've added a mini golf course and an ice cream stand. Everything is delicious, and they are particularly known for their giant and outstanding onion strings. They also have a wonderful raw bar, which you should check out! I enjoyed their lobster roll, but I have to say the best lobster roll I had during this visit was from LAND HO!, which is a fun bar in Orleans. I wouldn't say that they have the best all around menu, but their lobster roll is second to none, and they have night time activities like trivia, karaoke, and live music. Although I failed to snap a picture, my favorite place for a coffee and/ ice cream is definitely HOT CHOCOLATE SPARROW. Try the purple-cow frozen yogurt...it is like a dream. They also have paninis, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, and a full-on candy store.
This visit, we did something special for Father's Day and went out on a sailboat ride by way of OUTER CAPE SAILING to a island where we had a picnic lunch. It was so relaxing and beautiful. The captain, who is extremely knowledgeable, also does sunset cruises. The prices are actually quite reasonable.
If shopping is what you're looking for, my favorite place to browse is the Main Street in Chatham, which is full of preppy shops and artist galleries. At the Lily Pulitzer store, In The Pink, I lamented the fact that Lily is not very SF.
I would be happy to share LOADS more recommendations with anyone, so shoot me an email if you have a query! In the meantime, feast your eyes on this...
Ah, Cape Cod. Quintessential summer.