Cape Cod boasts 70 miles of beautiful views. It can be hard to see all of Cape Cod in one trip! Too often, visitors settle in the town they’re visiting and don’t venture out. While we hope you will stay with us in Brewster, MA, we also implore you to explore Cape Cod scenic drives! Below are three popular Cape Cod scenic drives. These road trips pass by sandy beaches, historic buildings, cranberry bogs, and more!
When you’re ready to start planning your trip, access our Cape Cod Vacation Guide! This free resource is filled with innkeeper-selected recommendations on the best things to do in the area.
Top Cape Cod Scenic Drives
Route 6A on Cape Cod is our favorite scenic drive! This 62-mile stretch runs from Sandwich to Orleans. Also known as the Old King’s Highway, this route is convenient for those taking a road trip to the Cape, as it begins in Sandwich, which is the first town you hit when you drive onto the Cape. Along the way, stop and explore Nickerson State Park and the Cape Cod Rail Trail! Then, continue to Candleberry Inn, which is located on Route 6A in Brewster.
This really is the nicest drive on Cape Cod as it takes you through old town centers, passing by antique shops, former sea captains’ mansions, artisan galleries, pottery and glassmakers, quaint restaurants and eateries all along the Old King’s Highway — the original stagecoach route that winds along the bayside of Cape Cod from Provincetown to Plymouth, and then Boston. Mostly protected on listed on national historic registries, you truly get a feel of old Cape Cod when driving along Route 6A.
Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Cod National Seashore is a popular scenic drive, although it is not actually a drive along the seashore as you might imagine. This 40-mile stretch of protected land encompasses beautiful beaches, marshes, and more! Along the way, explore Cape Cod’s history and the beauty of nature. We recommend stopping at the Cape Cod National Seashore Salt Pond Visitor Center. This visitors center in Eastham, MA, is a great place to learn about the Cape’s natural history, explore nearby trails, and more!
Are you looking to take a Boston to Brewster road trip? If so, you’re already on one of the longest and most historic scenic drives in the state, Route 28! This 151-mile route runs from the New Hampshire State line in Methuen to Eastham. While much of this drive has suffered non-contextual architecture additions over the years, including modern strip malls and contemporary buildings, there are pockets that are still lovely and are remnants of what it used to be. Route 28 intersects Route 6A in Eastham, so you can explore two scenic drives in one day.
Stop at Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod
Make Candleberry Inn – a historic Cape Cod bed and breakfast – the last stop on any of these Cape Cod scenic drives. Our Inn is centrally located in Brewster, MA, which makes it a great homestead. We’re also located along Route 6A, so you can consider our 1800s building (formerly a sea captain’s home) one of the historic buildings along the way!
Consider a stay in the Copeland Room. This accommodation is named for the building’s original resident, Senator George Copeland! We’ve carefully maintained this room so that it has as much of its 1800s charm as possible. Enjoy 200-year-old wide-plank hardwood floors as well as period architecture and décor. This room features a queen-size bed, private bathroom, views of the Old King’s Highway, and more! Any overnight stay at our Inn comes with access to our complimentary amenities.
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