Just Beachy

Summer has arrived, and there is no better place than New England to enjoy it! As much as I wish I could be a California girl, New England summers are what dreams are made of. . . beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches and seaside towns, lobster, corn, oysters, clams, local beer. . .

I have written a little about my weekend in Truro and Provincetown, but there is so much more. So much to do in these little towns at the tip of Cape Cod that I thought I would share a few to-do’s in case you find yourself up there.


Pull up to The Lobster Pot for a dozen raw oysters dressed with some kickin’ cocktail sauce, or stay for dinner and enjoy one of their home-cooked specialties and potent cocktails.

The Lobster Pot

Find a beautiful place for a picnic. We visited Cape Cod Light with sandwiches from Box Lunch, but the Cape is pretty much a giant picnic spot. We also visited some great Truro beaches, including Cold Storage Beach, which I discovered on a visit to another lovely Truro destination, Truro Vineyards. Wine tasting on Cape Cod? Absolutely! Buy a bottle of their signature Cranberry Red to sip on during those cool Cape evenings.

Provincetown Provincetown
Truro Truro

Go for a hike. The Truro and Provincetown area offers all sorts of trails for walking and is also a great place to rent a bike.


Cape Cod

Hit the beaches or tidal pools and look for wildlife! We saw seals at just about every beach we visited. Keep a close watch for those adorable bobbing black heads, and you might seen some too.

Or head out on a whale watch. My family loves whale watching, whether it be from Boston or the Cape, and Provincetown is definitely a great place to start. You can also grab a sunset sail or take matters into your own hands (and get a great workout!) with a rented kayak.

Provincetown beaches

sea grass

Other great places to eat in the area?

The Squealing Pig, Provincetown – traditional Irish pub fare with fresh ingredients, a fun and busy vibe, and a great beer list

Bayside Betsy’s – water views, a crazy fun cocktail list, and delicious food like lobster ravioli, great for a girls’ night out!

Front Street – Cozy, romantic, with delicious, comforting food, again, perfect for those chilly Cape nights.

Be sure to bring plenty of comfy clothes, flip flops, sunscreen, and your best beach reads. . . and have a relaxing weekend or vacation at the beach!

What are you favorite summer vacation activities?

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Tags: beer, Cape Cod, Food, Restaurants, Travel, wine

  1. Daisy’s avatar

    this is perfect advice for the cape. I love the Lobster Pot. I still have never been to Truro Vineyards! Must remedy that!


  2. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    I love going to the Cape too, that’s actually one of my favorite summer activities!


  3. May - So Very Domestic’s avatar

    Great post! I have never been to Cape Cod, but it looks beautiful and I love love love fresh seafood and summertime.


  4. Raija’s avatar

    You took beautiful pics of our weekend! So many great laughs — I’m still smiling about it two weeks later!! :)


  5. Raija’s avatar

    P.S. Where is the plug for the Governor Bradford???


  6. Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble’s avatar

    Those are some great pictures! Summer in Cape Cod is like straight out of a movie – a movie I want to live in! But you can keep your winters! :-)


  7. Ché @ Knight at the Restaurant’s avatar

    LOVE this post. We’re always looking for new things to do on the Cape and these are some great ideas.

    You’re totally right about New England summer, too. It makes the rest of the year totally worth it.


  8. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    I love Boxed Lunch. My friend’s family owns the small chain and they’re awesome!


  9. Megan’s avatar

    I love strolling around P-Town! So much to do there. Wish I were on the beach right now.


  10. Julie’s avatar

    Thanks for the tips! Wish it weren’t raining right now!!


  11. Michelle’s avatar

    I have never been to P-Town before. I definitely want to visit soon!


  12. Kerstin’s avatar

    Such pretty pictures – I’m bookmarking this for future use :)


  13. Terri’s avatar

    Great pictures! I spent many great times in Cape Cod as a child and even spent some time there after getting married. It is such a wonderful place!


  14. alicia’s avatar

    AH!! I love that you went to Box Lunch! Rafe and I make that a ‘must do’ every time we’re at the cape! My go-to is the californian with durkees and no mayo. We practically know the menu by heart….and yes, I realize that makes us weird.


  15. Jennifer’s avatar

    Thank you. thank you, thank you! We’re heading to Provincetown at the end of the month and I am always on the lookout for recommendations to local restaurants. I’ll definitely be checking out your suggestions!


    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      Have fun! I love Provincetown so much!


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