I have fond memories from childhood of coming to Cape Cod with my parents and spending long days in the sand. I would swim in the ocean until my lips turned blue and my dad pulled me out, and build sand castles until the sun set. When my mom approached me a few years ago about coming back with them, along with my husband and son, it was an absolute yes!
The Cape is a great place for young children, especially if you stay on the bay side. Beaches like Mayflower and Skaket have a calm high tide, and far away low tide. There are plenty of tide pools around, too, for finding crabs and other critters. The bay side allows for safer swimming and other fun, family centered activities. We’ve stayed in Eastham, Orleans, and West Dennis, and have enjoyed all three.
There are plenty of other activities, too. If you have a rainy day during your stay, or just want a break from the sun, the possibilities are just about endless! A children’s museum, pirate museums, mini golf, whale watches, seal watches, sail boats – the list goes on and on! It can be fun, too, to walk around towns and shop a little.
Educational, fun, relaxing, and beautiful. Cape Cod is the perfect stop for families with children of all ages! We enjoy our time here every year, and look forward to continuing to visit each summer.
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