Below are many of the towns and sights we recommend for a Lower Cape tour:
Orleans is a charming, fishing town that has many unique shops, art galleries and seafood restaurants.
- - Orleans Rock Harbor Watch the fishing fleet come and go and enjoy spectacular sunsets at the harbor.
- - French Cable Station Museum http://www.frenchcablestationmuseum.org/
- - Jonathan Young Windmill (overlooking Orleans town cove)
- - Skaket Beach on the bayside
- - Nauset Beach on the Atlantic Ocean
Eastham is the gateway to the Cape Cod National Seashore that oﬀers many photo ops, antique shops, art galleries and historic sights.
- - Salt Pond Visitor Center A must see for the geological history of Cape Cod https://www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm
- - Coast Guard Beach https://www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/coast-guard-beach-eastham.htm
- - Nauset Lighthouse https://www.nausetlight.org/
- - First Encounter Beach
- - Fort Hill Rural District Outstanding views and perfect photo opportunities.
- - Eastham Windmill
- - The Three Sisters Lighthouse https://www.capecodlighthouses.info/the-three-sisters/
- - Eastham Historical Society https://www.easthamhistoricalsociety.org/
Wellfleet is a small, quaint village famous for its oysters, shellfish, art galleries, boutiques and Cape seafood restaurants.
- - Marconi Beach https://www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/marconi-beach.htm
- - Marconi Wireless Station https://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/historyculture/marconi.htm
- - Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail https://www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/atlanticwhitecedar.htm
- - Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/wellfleet-bay Features a universally accessible trail and an award-winning “green” nature center filled with exhibits and aquariums.
- - Cahoon Hollow Beach http://capecodonline.com/cape-cod-beaches/wellfleet/cahoon-hollow-beach/ A dramatic landscape accentuated with massive dunes on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. There is a steep path that descends 75 feet from the dunes to the beach.
- - Wellfleet Harbor Home of the famous Wellfleet oysters.
Truro is home to many historic sights, natural beauty and coastal dunes with water on both sides.
- - Cape Cod National Seashore https://www.nps.gov/caco/index.htm The National Seashore encompasses over 43,000 acres with 41 miles of beaches. Make a stop at the visitor’s center where the second story observation deck aﬀords magnificent views. Whales spouting have often been observed here!
- - Highland Lighthouse and Museum http://www.capecodlight.org/
- - Truro Vineyards https://trurovineyardsofcapecod.com/
- - Head of the Meadows Beach
- - Longnook Beach
- - Truro Historical Museum https://trurohistoricalsociety.org/
- - Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill https://www.castlehill.org/
- - Atlantic Spice Company https://www.atlanticspice.com/
Provincetown is a small, coastal town on the outermost tip of Cape Cod and it is where the action is! Commercial Street features a number of restaurants, taverns and art galleries to suit all tastes. P-town is a shopper’s dream, showcasing eclectic shops to peruse, oﬀering a lively carnival like atmosphere. Provincetown also oﬀers many historic sights, remote unspoiled beaches, whale watching tours and activities for the entire family.
- - Shopping District http://iamprovincetown.com/shopping/index.htm
- - Pilgrim Monument and Museum https://www.pilgrim-monument.org/ A tribute to the Mayflower Pilgrims’ first landing in Provincetown. Views from the observation deck at the top of the monument are stunning!
- - Provincetown Art Museum https://www.paam.org/
- - Old Harbor Lifesaving Station Participate in a reenactment of the rescue of shipwrecked sailors. https://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/historyculture/old-harbor-life-saving-station.htm
- - Provincetown Piers
- - Race Point Lighthouse and Beach https://www.racepointlighthouse.org/
- - Art’s Dune Tours Escape to see the unspoiled dunes and dune shacks, accessible only through Art’s Tour.
- - Expedition Whydah Pirate Museum https://ptownchamber.com/2016/whydah-museum/ View artifacts and pirate treasure recovered from the Whydah pirate ship that sank oﬀ the shores of Wellfleet in 1717.
- - MacMillan Wharf Stretching 1450 feet long, this is where you will see the commercial fishermen unloading their catches, as well as the smaller lobster boats.
- - Cape Cod Provincelands Trail
- - Beech Forest https://www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/beechforest.htm
The seaside town of Chatham boasts gorgeous views of the coastline, historic sites, the best shopping, excellent restaurants, quaint taverns, special bookstores and unique gift shops. The town is filled with picturesque businesses and store fronts adorned with seasonal, floral plantings and décor.
- - Chatham Fish Pier https://www.chatham-ma.gov/chatham-fish-pier Watch the fleet unload their catch and try a fresh lobster roll.
- - Chatham Lighthouse https://www.historic-chatham.org/lighthouse.html Truly a remarkable place overlooking unspoiled views of the pristine beach and Atlantic Ocean.
- - Atwood Home and Museum https://chathamhistoricalsociety.org/ An absolute must-see on your visit to Cape Cod. History abounds throughout the exhibits and oﬀers events throughout the season.
- - Marconi Maritime Center https://www.chathammarconi.org/
- - Chatham Shark Center https://www.chathammarconi.org/ Whether young or old and you enjoy Shark
- Week, you will definitely enjoy the Chatham Shark Center.
- - Godfrey’s Windmill
- - https://www.capecodmuseumtrail.com/museum-directory/benjamin-godfrey-chatham-windmill/ A beautiful, restored windmill that oﬀers guided tours.