The Cape is full of gorgeous beaches. If you are looking for the perfect spot to enjoy some sun, sand and waves this summer this is the list for you. Many of these beaches are open year-round, but the Cape really comes alive once the temperatures start rising. These beaches are family-friendly, great for relaxing or even building the perfect sandcastle before you jump in the crisp New England waters.

The Cape has beaches on the ocean and bayside. This list is some of our favorite ocean beaches!

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Best Oceanside Beaches on Cape Cod

Marconi Beach (Wellfleet)

This beach is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. This popular beach is well-known for swimming and surfing. It also has a large parking lot, but still be sure to get here early to ensure a spot. The beach extends for miles so you can find a quiet spot or stick with the crowds. 

Nauset Beach (Eastham)

This majestic beach is naturally stunning with clean soft sand and lots of waves for boogie boarding, skim boarding, and surfing. The water is cool and refreshing. This is also a great place to watch the sunrise or to take a long walk off-season without the crowds. 

Coast Guard Beach (Eastham)

This popular beach has over 20 miles of sandy beach. This beach is perfect to play in the waves, explore the landscape or just relax in the sun. 

Race Point Beach (Provincetown)

This beautiful beach is a hot spot especially in the summer. It is known for its wide beach and sometimes rougher waters. It is a picturesque spot to visit before you get in some shopping and the fantastic restaurants that Provincetown offers.


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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