Soak up in the sun this summer on Cape Cod. If you’re looking for mild temperatures, sandy beaches, fresh-catch seafood, and a laid-back vibe, you’re in luck! You can enjoy all those things and more when you visit Cape Cod in the summer. It’s our favorite season (Shh… Don’t tell the others!) and we think you will love it, too! Check out six of our favorites things to do on Cape Cod in the summer.
When you’re ready to plan your trip to Cape Cod, access our Vacation Guide! This complimentary resource is filled with things to do in Brewster and beyond.
Top 6 Things to Do on Cape Cod in the Summer
We’re here to help you plan the perfect summer vacation. Here are six of our favorite Cape Cod things to do in the summer for itinerary inspiration!
1. Have a Beach Day
No trip to Cape Cod in the summer would be complete without a beach day. The Cape Cod National Seashore boasts 40 miles of sandy shoreline to explore. Two of our favorite Cape Cod beaches include Race Point Beach in Provincetown and Breakwater Beach in Brewster. Candleberry Inn offers complimentary beach day amenities to overnight guests. These include beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, coolers, ice, and more!
2. Go Whale Watching
The high season for whale watching on Cape Cod is from mid-April through October. You’re sure to see some awe-inspiring wildlife like humpback whales during your summer trip to Cape Cod. Be sure to book your tour in advance, as they fill up quickly!
3. Enjoy Outdoor Dining
Indulge in local flavors and spectacular views of the Cape Cod Bay with outdoor seating at Cape Cod restaurants on the water. From picnic table to white tablecloth, the outdoor dining options across the Cape won’t disappoint! We recommend ordering the lobster roll from Sesuit Harbor Café. It’s the most famous in the area!
4. Ride the Cape Cod Rail Trail
Who says you must ditch your exercise regime during vacation? It’s easy to get your daily movement in on the Cape Cod Rail Trail in Brewster! Our town marks the halfway point of this bike path, so you can hop on and head toward Wellfleet or South Dennis. There are also Brewster bike rental companies nearby if you’re unable to bring yours. The beautiful views make it worth a visit if you’re not an avid cyclist!
5. Take a Day Trip to Martha’s Vineyard
You must take a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard during your summer visit to Cape Cod. This small island off the Cape is home to a fishing village, historic lighthouse, fanciful shops, outdoor activities, and more! It’s a great place to spend an afternoon exploring. The ferry ride across the Vineyard Sound is specular, too!
6. Stay at Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod
Candleberry Inn is a great home base for your trip to Cape Cod in the summer. Our Cape Cod B&B is centrally located in Brewster, which situates you near all the best area attractions! Rest each night of your stay in one of our charming guest rooms. With nine unique rooms to choose from, you’re sure to find one that meets your needs!
Consider a stay in the Seacroft Suite. This suite-style guest room features a king-size bed, private bathroom, views of the Inn’s side gardens, and more. Enjoy in-room amenities like a flat-screen HDTV, high–speed WIFI, and individual thermostat with air conditioning control.
Check our availability to start planning your summer trip to Cape Cod!