Cape Cod is the most popular destination for family traveling in New England, except perhaps for Boston. The beautiful sandy beaches are what most attracts visitors to Cape Cod. A Cape Cod family vacation is a perfect getaway for both kids and parents, offering plenty of activities for everyone. With fifteen beaches, most of them oceanfront and offering rough surf, Cape Cod is a great place to spend a both relaxing and exciting holiday.
The fifteen beaches are the greatest attraction in a Cape Cod family vacation. The seashore offers long and quiet strolls during the day and stargazing at night. The beautiful sandy beaches are great for beachcombing along the dune line. However, unless your kids are teenagers and very good swimmers, you should choose calm beaches for swimming. Nauset Beach provides both a beautiful landscape with a limitless horizon and relatively calm waters, where your kids can swim safe. There are many lifeguards on the beach to ensure your safety.
Marconi Beach is a great place for young swimmers. If you have toddlers, it is best to keep away from strong waves and head towards warm and calm waters such as those at Cape Cod Bay. On Cape Cod beaches, kids can go seek seashells, starfish, skate eggs, snails, and, best of all, big horseshoe crabs. Corporation Beach and Skaket Beach are other popular destinations for a Cape Cod family vacation.
Things for the Kids
Park Service offers some great kids’ programs for children between 4 and 12. Children ages four to eight will enjoy going on exciting hands-on Discovery tours. A Cape Cod family vacation is very exciting for older kids as well, who can go on canoe trips, go mountain biking or listen to pirate tales around sunset campfires.
Things to Do Outside the Beach
In case you get bored of the beach during your Cape Cod family vacation, the place offers other exciting activities outside the beach as well. If you are a bike enthusiast, you can benefit from the 25 – mile path ranging from South Dennis to Wellfleet through marshes and groves. You and your kids will also love exploring the amazing creatures at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary during your Cape Cod family vacation. Popular activities include listening to lessons on bugs, nature stories and hiking.
A Cape Cod family vacation has something to offer to both kids and parents. Children of all ages will enjoy the exciting activities and kids’ programs and parents can relax admiring the beautiful setting and splendid sunsets.