Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Cape Cod

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Cape Cod. This city's seafood restaurants, golfing and shopping draw many visitors. Local cultural sights include Cape Cod Museum of Art and Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Cape Cod

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in town? You'll be sure to enjoy Cape Cod for its golfing and cycling. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Cape Cod has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bayberry Hills Golf Course (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Werner Schmidt Observatory (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Bass River Golf Course (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Cape Codder Water Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Bass River Sports World (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Hyannis Golf Course (8.1 mi / 13 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Cape Cod

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Cape Cod

Travellers love Cape Cod for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Cape Cod. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Herring Cove Beach (18.6 mi / 29.9 km)
  • Mayflower Beach (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Corporation Beach (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Grays Beach (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Follins Pond (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary (5 mi / 8.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Cape Cod

The nearest airport is in Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), located 7.9 mi (12.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Provincetown, MA (PVC-Provincetown Municipal), which is 21.1 mi (33.9 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Hyannis Transportation Center.

Where to stay near Cape Cod?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,668 holiday rentals near Cape Cod. From 5,531 Houses to 919 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cape Cod for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cape Cod?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cape Cod. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • West Dennis: 1,218 holiday rentals
  • Provincetown: 1,148 holiday rentals
  • Sandwich: 3,336 holiday rentals
  • Truro: 1,804 holiday rentals
  • Chatham: 2,972 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Cape Cod! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cape Cod?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Cape Cod with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Provincetown: 1,148 holiday homes
  • Sandwich: 3,336 holiday homes
  • Truro: 1,804 holiday homes
  • Chatham: 2,972 holiday homes
  • Orleans Town: 3,000 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Cape Cod?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Cape Cod are:

  • Barnstable Municipal Boardman Polando Field (HYA): 4,851 holiday houses
  • Provincetown Municipal Airport (PVC): 1,675 holiday houses
  • Otis Angb Airport (FMH): 3,720 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Cape Cod?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Cape Cod. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cockle Cove Beach: 4,281 holiday rentals
  • Head of the Meadow Beach: 2,080 holiday rentals
  • Pirate's Cove Mini Golf: 4,657 holiday rentals
  • Coast Guard Heritage Museum: 5,014 holiday rentals
  • Wellfleet Preservation Hall: 3,925 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cape Cod listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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