Destination guide

Travel to relaxing Harwich

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Harwich. This city's seafood restaurants, sporting events and bird watching attract many visitors, as does its relaxing and romantic location. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and Cape Cod Museum of Art are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Harwich

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Harwich a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cranberry Valley Golf Course (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Cape Cod Lavender Farm (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Captains Golf Course (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Captain's Cove Golf Course (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Chatham Seaside Links (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Bass River Golf Course (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Harwich

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 23°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Harwich

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Harwich is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Red River Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Bank Street Beach (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Earle Road Beach (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Cockle Cove Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Ridgevale Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Pleasant Road Beach (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Harwich

The nearest airport is in Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), located 11.8 mi (18.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Provincetown, MA (PVC-Provincetown Municipal), which is 26.9 mi (43.3 km) away.

Where to stay near Harwich?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,748 holiday rentals near Harwich. From 2,884 Houses to 425 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Harwich for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Harwich?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Harwich:

  • West Harwich: 269 holiday homes
  • East Harwich: 691 holiday homes
  • Harwich Port: 1,091 holiday homes
  • Northwest Harwich: 360 holiday homes
  • Harwich Center: 133 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Harwich?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Harwich. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cape Cod Lavender Farm: 4,727 holiday rentals
  • Allen Harbor Marina: 4,676 holiday rentals
  • Brooks Academy Museum: 4,608 holiday rentals
  • Cranberry Valley Golf Course: 4,645 holiday rentals
  • Bud's Go Karts: 4,699 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Harwich listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Harwich?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,884 Houses in Harwich. Our other popular types of Harwich holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 425 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 425 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 425 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Harwich?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 391 holiday homes with pool available in Harwich. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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