Fodor's Expert Review Winstead Beach Resort

4 Braddock Lane, Harwich Port, Massachusetts 02645, USA See on Map

Kim MacKinnon

Harking back to an earlier era, this airy, attractive resort sits on a private beach overlooking Nantucket Sound, offering sweeping views of the coast and surrounding grasslands. Guests enjoy a generous Continental breakfast as they sit on rockers at umbrella tables on the deck and wraparound porches.

YOU SHOULD KNOW All guests check in at the Winstead Village Inn, located at 116 Parallel Street in Harwich.

Room #5 ocean front with balcony
Photo: Room #5 ocean front with balcony

room

Rooms feature triple-sheeted pillow-top beds, private bathrooms, refrigerators and beach towels.

Beach umbrellas and lounge chairs are available with complimentary setup, if requested.

Room #5 ocean front with balcony
Photo: Room #5 ocean front with balcony
Room #5
Photo: Room #5

bathroom

The bathrooms vary from room to room. Some have two-person whirlpool tubs, while others have large showers or shower/tub combos.

Room #5
Photo: Room #5
From our wrap-a-round cover porch.
Photo: From our wrap-a-round cover porch.

lobby

The Ocean Room at the Beach House has a fireplace, plus a dining and lounging area with lovely ocean views.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Guests of the sister inn can use the beach, but the pool at the inn is exclusively for guests staying there.

From our wrap-a-round cover porch.
Photo: From our wrap-a-round cover porch.
Room #8, 180 degree view from your bed
Photo: Room #8, 180 degree view from your bed

dining

A generous complimentary continental breakfast buffet is included. From mid-June through Labor Day, lemonade and cookies are offered in the afternoon.

Room #8, 180 degree view from your bed
Photo: Room #8, 180 degree view from your bed

LOCATION

Getting Around

The Beach Resort is a short walk from Harwich Port. You can park your car until it’s time to leave.

Restaurants

The Cape Sea Grille (11-minute walk), located in a 19th century sea captain’s home, is an elegant spot to enjoy a seafood dinner. The Mad Minnow Bar & Kitchen (8-minute walk) is another great option.

Bars

Hot Stove Saloon (8-minute walk) is a typical pub and sports a baseball themed décor. Ember Coal Fired Pizza & Wings (6-minute walk) serves up, you guessed it, pizza and wings, and offers live music Wednesday through Sunday nights.

WHY WE LIKE IT

For beach-lovers, this is an ideal spot, plus its proximity to town means you can park your car and leave it. Restaurants, shops, bars and galleries are all within walking distance. Rooms are well-appointed and luxurious and service is excellent.

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
FamilyViews
Casual
On the beach
Casual Chic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 508-432–4444

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