Dust off Your Camera and Head to the Best Photography Spots on Cape Cod

Why spend money on postcards and souvenirs during your trip to Cape Cod? Are they actually inclined to affix a stock photo of Cape Cod to their refrigerator? Bring your friends and family something back from the Cape that they’ll enjoy prints from special places and moments during your getaway! Visiting the best photography spots on Cape Cod is the perfect way to commemorate your getaway for yourself as well as your family and friends. We’ve listed some of our favorite Cape Cod beaches for photo opts. Discover more Cape Cod beauty that’s waiting to be captured with our complimentary Vacation Guide!

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These Cape Cod Beaches Are the Best Photography Spots on Cape Cod  

First, What to Bring

If you plan to put your photography skills to the test, don’t forget to pack a digital camera to your Cape Cod packing list. Or, simply use your smartphone! New models are often equipped with nearly professional-quality cameras. Practice your skills by taking creative liberties in shots, angles, and more, all the while creating a way to remember your trip to the Cape forever. 

Rock Harbor Beach 

Rock Harbor Beach is a popular high-season and off-season attraction. This man-made harbor on the Cape Cod Bay is one of the best spots for photography on Cape Cod. In the off-season, visit for a quiet morning, afternoon, or evening on the beach that’s uninterrupted by an influx of other visitors. This idyllic Cape Cod scenery has both sandy beaches and large stones that jut out into the bay. We recommend visiting at sunset to take photos that boat bright colors and unique textures from the rocks. 

Race Point Beach 

Race Point Beach is another one of the Cape’s sandy beaches. This oceanfront is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. This collection of six beaches boasts beautiful sights and history! Photograph as the tide comes in at Race Point Beach or Race Point Lighthouse. This 1816-illuminated lighthouse has earned its spot on the National Register of Historic Places, so you’ll be photographing more than just a beautiful sight!  

Sandy Neck Beach 

Sandy Neck Beach in Barnstable is your traditional Cape Cod beach. Each summer, thousands of visitors come to its shoreline for endless fun in the sun. Practice your photography skills right from your beach chair during your visit! You’re sure to get unique shots as it’s described as “… 4,700 acres of dunes, maritime forests, and marshes.” Sandy Neck Beach is also a popular spot for beachcombing, so don’t miss the chance to photograph shells, tiny marine life, and more. 

Your Picture-Perfect Getaway Awaits at Candleberry Inn

outdoor patio seating area

After a long day of exploring and visiting the best photography spots on Cape Cod, come back to your guest room at Candleberry Inn. Here, sink into the comfort of your bed with luxury linens and swipe through your most artistic shots of the day! 

Consider our Garden Suite for your next trip to Brewster, MA. This suite has a king-size bed, walk-in shower, tub for two, and private brick patio. Be sure to get some photos of your elegant room at Candleberry Inn so you can reflect on your stay long after it’s over. 

Book your picture-perfect getaway to Cape Cod today!