Eastham is an excellent choice, because not only is it right on both Cape Cod Bay and the Cape Cod National Seashore, but it also features numerous ponds that provide exceptional places to visit away from the ocean.
Cape Cod Vacation Rentals Near Eastham
Our vacation rentals in Eastham provide a good choice of what you’re looking for in your next summer vacation.
Eastham is a small town in Barnstable County located on the Outer Cape about 90 miles southeast of Boston and is about 23 miles to Providence town. It is bordered by Cape Cod Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and the towns of Wellfleet and Orleans. It is known as the “Gateway” to the Cape Cod National Seashore. Eastham is known for Nauset Light Beach, Coast Guard Beach, and other parts of Cape Cod National Seashore.
Things To Do On Your Cape Cod Vacation Near Eastham
Points of interest include the Eastham Windmill, or Grist Mill (built about 1680), the Swift-Daley House (1741), the Nauset Lighthouse, and the Three Sisters Lighthouses.
President John F. Kennedy signed the bill establishing Cape Cod National Seashore on August 7, 1961. He wrote that his goal was “to preserve the natural and historic values of a portion of Cape Cod for the inspiration and enjoyment of people all over the United States.”
Voted as one of the world’s best beaches are Nauset Light Beach and Coast Guard Beach.
Coast Guard Beach is a surfing and boogie boarding destination that is one of five beaches sitting on the ocean side of the Cape included in the Cape Cod National Seashore. Its low tide creates a flat surface that is perfect for skimboarding. The outer beach that is locally referred to as the “backside” of Cape Cod is a watery cemetery for about 3,000 ships.
Nauset Light is officially known as Nauset Beach Light. It’s a lighthouse that was constructed from one of the 1877 lighthouse towers relocated from Chatham in 1923. Nauset Light is listed as a National Historic Place , 48 feet tall and is the logo for Cape Cod Potato Chips.