Here is Your Ultimate Cape Cod Packing List

Packing for vacation can be quite a struggle, especially when you’re not quite sure what to bring. The weather in Cape Cod can be finicky throughout the year, so it’s imperative to make sure you have everything you need! Here are our suggestions for your Cape Cod packing list. Don’t worry— you can always buy something on the peninsula if you forget to bring it in your suitcase. For even more information on our area, make sure you get a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide. It makes planning easy!

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Cape Cod Summer Fashion

Beach apparel is a necessity when traveling to Cape Cod in the summer. Be sure to bring your bathing suit for those sunny mornings and lazy afternoons lounging in the sunshine on one of our many amazing beaches!

Cape Cod casual attire is key for our leisurely peninsula culture. Many people will wear preppy summer fashion, featuring classic nautical colors. You can’t go wrong with navy blue, stripes, bright white button-ups, and some brown leather loafers. If you’re a little more on the edgy side, try some bohemian sundresses, cat-eye sunglasses, and pastel sneakers for walking.


Wedge sandals or boat shoes are a necessity for a night out on the town along with a cardigan or fitted blazer for cooler evenings. Don’t forget a hat and slip-on sandals for windy and sandy days on the beach. We recommend a straw hat, fun-patterned bucket hat, or classic baseball cap to keep the sunny rays at bay. Your Ray-Bans will keep those UV rays away as well! A camera is a great accessory to carry around your neck when the perfect photo op arises, or you could always whip out your iPhone. You can also always buy some Cape Cod outfits at one of our favorite local shops if you forget anything in particular!

Cape Cod Fall & Spring Fashion

The weather in the Cape fluctuates the most in the spring and fall. This means you need to pack layers! There will be a few warm days, so a classic t-shirt and jeans are a good start. Pair them with a sweater and a jacket— always remember that you can add and take away layers depending on the weather. Spice it up with a scarf and hat; not only are they stylish, they will keep you warm! Close-toed shoes are a must during these seasons. You can wear anything from trendy boots to sneakers if you are spending time outdoors.

Cape Cod Winter Fashion

It gets chilly during the winter, but the Cape is still beautiful! Cozy sweaters and warm shoes are a must. Keep packing layers for these cold months so you can go straight from a walk on the beach to a warm and cozy restaurant! If you are planning to spend some time outside, we recommend bundling up. You’ll most likely want a hat and mittens along with your winter coat.

Items You Might Not Think About

There are a few items on your Cape Cod packing list that might slip your mind. One is a reusable water bottle. This is a great item to bring along on your walks along the beach, bike rides, and other outdoor adventures! A great beach bag or oversized purse is also a good idea to pack for carrying all your gear. This can be your carry-on at the airport or an additional way to store some snacks during your road trip. Other must-bring items include a phone charger, camera batteries, and other electronic additions you might need. Also, don’t forget your toiletries, such as toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, and razor!

What Does Candleberry Inn Provide?

You can leave some items at home during your Cape Cod getaway! For your convenience, Candleberry Inn provides a variety of amenities that you might need during a beach trip such as chairs and towels. Room amenities include shampoo, lotion, bath soap, and bathrobes. Narrow down your Cape Cod packing list by leaving some of these necessities at home and using our luxury products during your stay!

Book Your Getaway Today!

private outdoor patio at Candleberry InnYou have your Cape Cod packing list all ready to go, so it’s time to book your stay! Candleberry Inn is the best place to stay on the peninsula. Our historic inn is located in Brewster, so we are in the center of the Cape. With calm bayside beaches and other great towns just moments away, there is no better place to enjoy your getaway. Browse our accommodations to start planning your trip! We look forward to seeing you!