Coast Guard Beach, one of Cape Cod’s most popular beach destinations was named one of the top ten beaches in the country in 2009 by “Dr. Beach,” Stephen P. Leatherman. Included in Leatherman’s top ten are several beaches throughout Hawaii, Florida, California, and the Carolinas. While Cape Cod lacks the year round picture perfect climate of other destinations on the list, Coast Guard Beach compensates with pristine facilities, easy parking, and most importantly, waves worthy of two surfing website web cams honed in on it at all times.
Located just 25 minutes from the Captains House Inn, Coast Guard Beach is a favorite day trip for guests. But for those who prefer a shorter drive or calmer waters, Chatham offers 70 miles of shoreline dotted with its own award-worthy beaches. Chatham Light Beach, just 1.5 miles from the Captains House is a favorite for sun worshippers and Hardings Beach, just ten minutes from the inn offers breathtaking sunsets. For those who prefer strolling along the shore to lounging, Monomoy Wildlife Sanctuary, a five minute drive from the Captains House offers a long stretch of sandy shoreline complete with dozens of horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, and other sea creatures to observe.
Whichever beach guests choose to spend their leisurely getaway perusing, Cape Cod’s myriad of options awaits and never fails to impress travelers and locals alike.