There is truly nothing better than summer on Cape Cod. We love visiting all the seasonal spots throughout the sandbar that only open for a brief few months to bask in the summer sunshine and celebrate the best season of all. Soak up these summer gems while you can.
While on this side of the bridge, a scenic bike ride on the Cape Cod Canal is the perfect summer activity (you can rent from Sailworld). Just south, take in a stunning sunset and “wicked fresh” cuisine at Quick’s Hole, in Woods Hole or take the family to Farm Buffet Dinners at Coonamessett Farm every Wednesday and Friday in Falmouth. After a day at the beach, indulge in the humongous and award-winning lobster roll at the Raw Bar in Mashpee’s Popponesset Marketplace.
Nothing says mid-Cape summer like a drive out to the magical Sandy Neck barrier beach. Permits are required to make the off-road drive, but anyone with a day pass or a beach permit can park and walk the beach – or, explore by water via a Barnstable Harbor Eco-Tour. Shifting to the southside, enjoy some fried clams at Baxter’s or Spanky’s Clam Shack both overlooking the Hyannis Harbor; after dinner hop on the Bay Spirit for a sunset cruise. Combine both a lobster roll and a cruise on the Lobster Roll Cruise out of Sesuit Harbor in East Dennis. While in the area make sure to check out Sesuit Harbor Café for lunch on the beach, located in Northside Marina in Dennis.
Heading down Cape, stop by Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar in Eastham for world famous seafood. While cruising down Rt. 6, pull over in Wellfleet for roadside heaven at the Sunbird Food Truck, parked daily and serving up amazing farm-to-table fare. Take in the harbor view and incredible artwork at Wellfleet’s Frying Pan Gallery. Continue on to Truro Vineyards for their W.A.A.M. summer events every Wednesday, highlighting local artists and local fare, including the cuisine genius of neighboring Terra Luna. Wrap up the tour with an intimate show at Truro’s Payomet Performing Arts Center, where you will find award-winning acts under a tent tucked into the Cape Cod National Seashore.