Who doesn't like a beach? We fell in love with old Cape Cod. And new Cape Cod is beautiful too. Doesn't matter what the season, Summer, Winter, Spring, or Fall, Cape Cod has it all.
We love it. We live on the beach year round. Well, not right on the beach, but we can see it from our front yard. It is the nearest thing to paradise on earth that we know of.
You better get to Cape Cod soon because in 3,000 years it will be completely underwater...
Cape Cod was "discovered" by Bartholomew Gosnold in 1602 (there is some evidence that the Vikings were here first and even Henry Sinclair may have visited it in 1398 and buried the Knights Templar Treasure).
The Sinclairs (derived from St. Claire), are reputed to be the heirs to the Merovingian throne, that you may have read about in the DaVinci Code by Dan Brown or seen the movie. The Dan Brown based his book on another book, "Holy Blood,Holy Grail". Some people believe that the treasure of the Knights Templar is in the "Money Pit" on Oak Island in Nova Scotia. But we digress...
Gosnold was an English lawyer, explorer, and privateer. Piracy, in those days under Queen Elizabeth, was sanctioned by the Crown and the pirates plundered the Spanish Main.
There are lots of Cape beaches on all sides of this mighty arm of Massachusetts, jutting some seventy miles out into the Atlantic Ocean. Some are well known, at least in New England, like Craigville Beach. We will cover them all and show you where the best ones are located.
THE JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION!
Another great thing about The Cape is that whether you want to visit
Martha’s Vineyard, Falmouth, Nantucket, Chatham or Provincetown there
are tons of luxurious places to stay. While there is an expanse of great hotels, bed and breakfasts and so on, here is a little traveler tip for you… a timeshare
rental can save you money with accommodations!
Low cost is a pretty good attribute for vacation lodging, but there is
more. Timeshares are in great locations. Many sit right on the beach. Also, for travelers that don’t want to pick just one place to see, you have the option to exchange your property.
I will tell you a secret. Promise not to tell? OK!
Did you know that beaches on the southern side of Cape Cod enjoy much warmer waters than the northern side on Massachusetts Bay. Here's a map of the Cape for reference.
Buzzards Bay and Nantucket Sound are on the southern side of the Cape. The Gulf Stream runs up the eastern coast of the United States and veers off to the East before it gets to any Cape Cod Beaches. But it throws off eddies (currents)and these eddies are warm enough to send the water temperature into the middle sixty degrees fahrenheit, but if that is not warm enough for you head for the smaller coves along Buzzard Bay, the water temperature can hit seventy degrees, sometimes more, and this temperature holds well into the fall so that you can enjoy Cape Cod Beaches all the way through Indian Summer (October and November).
In fact, one of the best times to visit the Cape is during Indian Summer. The vacationers have left and the beaches are bare.
WOW! That's really cool
Video of waves hitting a Cape Cod beach...
Ahh! Those Cape Cod Beaches...hard to beat. So cool...so neat.