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Welcome to Eastham on Cape Cod, the Gateway to the National Seashore!

Ah, Eastham! Sunrises greet the open Atlantic, cedar trails wind through bluffs, lighthouses mark historic journeys, waves beckon surfers, and whales breach on the horizon. Sunsets illuminate Cape Cod Bay, a shipwreck lies on the flats, and warm water invites swimming. Eastham is a study in contrasts and variety. The natural landscape sets Eastham apart from other Cape Cod towns with cliffs and dunes, glacial rock, marsh, kettle ponds, forest, and both ocean and bay access.

The natural world inspires variety in the human attributes of Eastham. Lodging options include sweet little cottages, economical motels, campgrounds, well-appointed hotels, and historic bed and breakfast inns. Restaurants vary from take out clam shacks and pizza to fine dining with international flair. Families and friends enjoy activities ranging from mini golf and drive in movies to live theater, golf, surf lessons, bicycle touring, kayaking, surf casting, and antique hunting. Bike paths wind through town, connecting beaches and historic sites.

When you plan a trip to Cape Cod, consider where you can have it all: you’ll find that place is Eastham. Whether you seek an active vacation or quiet time alone with someone special, Eastham is a point of balance. Both await you here—at the Gateway to the Cape Cod National Seashore. Welcome!

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Eastham: Summertime Fun

I am enjoying swimming in the warm waters that this half of August brings to the Eastham shore. I have daily visits by a hummingbird in my newly planted perennial garden. Kayaking never ceases to reveal new finds in Nauset Marsh. The fishing in Cape Cod Bay has been bountiful as I keep reeling those stripers aboard from the stern of some of our charter boat members. Life can’t get much better than this. Well, maybe if my golf game improved, it could. I guess I’ll just have to make the time to squeeze in another round.

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