Cape Cod Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Cape Cod - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Chatham Light

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

The view from this lighthouse—of the harbor, the sandbars, and the ocean beyond—justifies the crowds. The lighthouse is especially...

Fish Pier

  • Local Interest–Sight

When Chatham's fishing fleet returns every day, usually noon–2, this pier bustles with activity. The unloading of the boats is a big...

Fort Hill Area

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

The road to the Cape Cod National Seashore's Fort Hill Area ends at a parking area with a lovely view of old farmland traced with stone...

Highland Light

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Truly a breathtaking sight, this is the Cape's oldest lighthouse. The first light on this site, powered by 24 whale-oil lamps, began...

Marconi Station

  • Historic District/Site

On the Atlantic side of the Cape is the site of the first transatlantic wireless station erected on the U.S. mainland. It was from here...

Nauset Light

  • Local Interest–Sight

Moved 350 feet back from its perch at cliff's edge in 1996, this much-photographed red-and-white lighthouse tops the bluff where the...

Pilgrim Monument

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

The first thing you'll see in Provincetown is this grandiose edifice, somewhat out of proportion to the rest of the low-rise town. The...

Rock Harbor

  • Beach–Sight

This harbor was the site of a War of 1812 skirmish in which the Orleans militia kept a British warship from docking. In the 19th century...

Sandwich Boardwalk

  • Local Interest–Sight

The long sweep of Cape Cod Bay stretches out around the beach at the end of the Sandwich Boardwalk, where a platform provides fine views,...

Scargo Tower

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

On a clear day, you'll have unbeatable views of Scargo Lake, Dennis Village's scattered houses below, Cape Cod Bay, and distant Provincetown...

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