- Atlantic beaches • Family-friendly • Golf Course • Martha's Vineyard
Cape Cod is a picture postcard peninsula located in the US state of Massachusetts. Vacation rentals in the area include those near lighthouses, the bay area, Atlantic ocean and ponds. If you want to be closer to the infrastructure and retail outlets or malls you can find a vacation home in the large town of Hyannis. If you are looking for education and cultural enrichment you can choose a rental home within walking distance of the John F. Kennedy Museum or stay in apartments downtown where ferries travel to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.Spacious beach villas in Cape Cod
Cape Cod beach villas are ideal for larger families to share while on holiday. You can opt for a beach villa close to Breakwater, Craigville or Campground Beach -where you can steal away to do a few days camping as well. The beaches in the area provide the family with options for watersports and activities or just to walk and laze on the beach or enjoy a seafood meal at one of the 'beach shacks' or restaurants at the harbor. Located a few kilometers away from the beaches are roomy, airy houses and villas with gardens and terraces. You can also find neat apartments in the city center of Hyannis, close to the Cape Cod Mall or Downtown city lights.
Cape Cod extends from the southeast of mainland Massachussets into the Atlantic in the northeastern United States. Known for its historical buildings and landmarks and it's ocean proximity, beautiful beaches and Atlantic ocean waves, it is primarily a maritime region. It is separated from the mainland by the Cape Cod Canal and two highway bridges, the Sagamore Bridge and the Bourne Bridge cross the canal. The Canal Railroad Bridge carries freight and a few passengers onto the Cape. The cape is made up of fifteen towns and small villages.
Cape Cod is a great travel destination for a family holiday. Many seasonal resorts dot the coastline and the vast majority of these are family friendly, complete with facilities, parks and pools for the little members of your group. The beaches are ideal for cooling breezes and fun in the sun. There are great family-sized vacation rental homes in Dennis where you will be near beaches for swimming, tidal pools, kite flying, building sand castles and the Cape Cod Rail Trail where you can cycle and hike into the outer Cape.Cape Cod for golfers
Nicknamed the "Golf Coast", Cape Cod is home to no less than 27 public golf courses and 15 private ones. So there is definitely something for every skill level. Whether you want to play a casual game of golf with friends or want to enter semi-professional tours and tournaments you will find a venue that suits you in the Cape Cod region. Just some of the golf courses on Cape Cod include: The Twin Brooks Golf Course and the Cape Cod Country Club and the Cape Cod National Golf Club.
Well known as a holiday mecca, the island of Martha's Vineyard sits just south of Cape Cod, making it a stone's throw away. Popular among celebrities and the super-wealthy this New England island includes notable highlights such as Chappaquiddick Island, farms, beaches, dunes and can only be accessed by boat or air. The ferry port of Vineyard Haven, to the east, is the island's commercial center. Charming carpenter Gothic cottages and an iconic carousel can be found at Oak Bluffs.2. Visit the Pilgrim Monument and museum
The Pilgrim Monument is one of Cape Cod's most well-known landmarks. The monument was built in 1910 to commemorate the landing of Mayflower pilgrims in Provincetown in 1620. The monument co-exists with a museum which provides information about the famous landing and writing of the Mayflower Compact in the Provincetown Harbour. Before the pilgrims settled in Plymouth they spent five weeks exploring Cape Cod. They resolved to never set foot on land until the Mayflower Compact was written and signed. A contest was held to design a structure to commemorate the Pilgrims' landing and this monument is the result.3. Cape Cod Rail Trail
The Cape Cod Rail Trail is one of it most well-loved attractions. This walk/bike trail offers a great way to enjoy the area while getting some outdoor exercise. Entrance to the rail is free and the trail is frequented by bikers, roller bladers and horse riding enthusiasts. The track is paved and extends 22-miles through the Lower Cape's natural ecology. It used to be called the Old Colony Railroad corridor and has long been rated as one of the best in New England. There are lunch spots to enjoy along the way and the trail passes through ponds, beaches and other areas of interest in Orleans and Wellfleet. Snack shacks and small villages can also be encountered along the way.