Are you planning a trip to Cape Cod this summer? If so, you’re going to want to include Eastham Ma in your vacation itinerary.The quaint area is highly sought after by tourists and residents looking for a convenient area to rent a summer beach house. When thinking of renting a home on Cape Cod in the summer, there are several areas that you should consider staying in. Eastham Ma is one of the best areas to consider staying in if you want to be close enough to enjoy Provincetown during the day, but still be able to enjoy a quiet night at home. Plus, Eastham Ma is offers various amenities such as fitness centers, tennis courts and golf courses for visitors looking for extra activities during their stay on Cape Cod.Start your Eastham Ma vacation off right with a relaxing stay at a vacation rental. A vacation rental has all the same amenities as a traditional hotel room, but with a more personal touch. Vacation rentals are over 10% cheaper than most of the hotel rooms on Eastham Massachusetts vacation.
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One of the Eastham resort communities that is quickly becoming one of New England’s most popular destinations is Wellfleet. Located just a short jaunt from Provincetown, Wellfleet boasts great beaches, beautiful white sand dunes, lighthouses and several historic sites.Vacation Rentals on the Cape. Find vacation rentals by price, location, and amenities. Eastham MA real estate.John Adams called Nantucket the “floating world,” and that is certainly one way to think of the place. The island is full of artists, fashion designers and captains of industry mingling with locals who run organic food markets or renovate old sea captains’ houses. For centuries, Nantucket showed up on maps as an actual island separated from Cape Cod by a narrow channel. But one stormy day in the fall of 1815 changed all that.
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There are plenty of activities and things to do in and around Eastham for vacationing families.
For beach goers there are Coast Guard Beach and Nauset Light Beach. Golfers will enjoy the nearby scenic Chequessett Yacht & Country Club or the Highland Links. Day trips for whale watching and deep sea fishing are also close by. The Cape Cod Rail Trail passes through Eastham and extends to Wellfleet in one direction and Dennis in the other. Baseball fans will enjoy watching an Orleans Cardinals game against an opposing team of the Cape Cod Baseball Leage. There are many family and fine dining restaurants to choose from and an assortment of antique and speciality shops. Stop for a bite to eat or an ice cream after a day on the beach or a round of mini golf.
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Eastham is found where the Outer Cape begins and is best known as the “Gateway to the National Seashore” protecting over 27,000 acres of the Outer Cape. Eastham is a narrow strip of rural country with marshes, bogs and forests that are unharmed by time. It is bordered on the east with miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by miles of beaches along the Cape Cod Bay. The Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor Center is located in the heart of Eastham and is the main facility for Cape Cod National Seashore. Here visitors can see a museum of natural and cultural history, take a guided Park Ranger tour, or use the bike trail to Coast Guard Beach, once rated the number one beach on the east coast.
Eastham is one of the first pages in American history. First Encounter Beach is the site of the first meeting between the Pilgrims and the American Indians. Descendants of Mayflower settlers still live in the area. Three of the original passengers are buried in the Old Cove Cemetery.
Eastham is home to Cape Cod’s oldest working windmill, built in 1680s, and host to community functions, arts and crafts shows, and the annual “Windmill Weekend” held in September. Along with several historic buildings, sites and museums, Eastham is proud of its many National Historic Register designations, such as the old Schoolhouse Museum, Nauset Lighthouse, Fort Hill and Indian Rock, just to name a few.
Experience Eastham’s hospitality as you dine on local seafood, visit specialty shops, rent bikes for an outing, workout at the Cape’s largest gym, play on the beaches, or absorb all the history and natural wonders it offers.
The peninsula narrows and the landscape gets a little wilder as you enter the town of Eastham. With no real town center to speak of the landmark Eastham Windmill, the Cape’s oldest remaining windmill dating back to 1680, marks the spot along with the iconic Arnolds Lobster & Clam Bar serving Cape Cod’s finest fried lobster. Eastham is full of hidden treasures and natural beauty, the main draw being the National Seashore’s Headquarters at the Salt Pond Visitors Center and the beautiful beaches along the Atlantic and Cape Cod Bay. Eastham is a vacation destination of quieter, more rustic beauty with endless hidden gems. Blink and you may miss this sleepy little town.View Eastham Rentals
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Eastham is the Gateway to the National Seashore, home to The Salt Pond Visitor Center, the National Seashore’s main visitor facility. Here you can learn about the history, ecology and landscape of the National Seashore, visit the historic Schoolhouse Museum dating back to 1869, head out on a ranger-guided walk, hike the Nauset Marsh Trail along Salt Pond (a fun place to dig for clams) or explore the waters by canoe. Travel the road to the Fort Hill Area and follow the Fort Hill Trail through the green grass and wetlands to spectacular views of Nauset Marsh from the overlook at Skiff Hill and Indian Rock, once used by the Nauset tribe as a sharpening stone. Bring the binoculars for some awesome bird watching. There are endless trails through swamps, salt marshes and the forests of the National Seashore.
Dune-Backed Beaches & Historic Lighthouses
The narrow peninsula places you in perfect proximity to the beaches of Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the pristine 15,000-year old Kettle Ponds that surround. Nestled between two private beaches along the bayside are the quiet sands of Kingsbury Beach where you are welcomed by serenity and solitude. The beaches of Eastham are not only serene and tranquil, they are steeped in history. The Native Americans first encountered the Pilgrims in 1620 in the most gorgeous setting of calm waters, low sand dunes, tidal pools and expansive flats at First Encounter Beach. The picturesque Old Coast Guard Station stands tall overlooking Coast Guard Beach on the Atlantic side, a long stretch of beach popular with surfers and birdwatchers hiking the trails around Nauset Marsh. If you’re looking for classic Cape Cod Lighthouses, Nauset Light Beach is where the red and white Nauset Light guards the shoreline and a short walk through pine forests leads you to Three Sisters Lighthouses, a curious trio of 19th-century lighthouses. The historic kettle ponds scattered across the Outer Cape Cod landscape (with over 20 in Wellfleet and Truro alone) offer safer still waters. Great Pond is the ideal swimming pool in Eastham with the added bonus of a small beach.
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