NAUSET BEACH

Nauset Beach is a lengthy 10-mile expanse starting in Orleans stretching all the way to Chatham. Surfing is permitted in the non- protected beach areas from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Nauset Beach is only a 5 minute car ride or a 10 minute bike ride from Summer Breeze Cottage.

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CAPE COD BASEBALL

ORLEANS FIREBIRDS

The Cape Cod Baseball League is the premier amateur baseball league in the nation since 1885.  The Cape League is recognized as the best amateur summer leagues in the country by college coaches and professional baseball scouts

 

The Orleans Firebirds play at Eldredge Park.

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SHELLFISHING

From steamers to quahogs to blue mussels, the shellfish in Orleans is some of the finest in the world and the experience of harvesting these tasty treats will create memories that will last a lifetime!

 

Family Shellfish Permits are available during the summer season at the Orleans Sticker office (note new location for 2019) 40 Giddiah Hill Rd.

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KENT'S POINT

Public access to the Kent’s Point Conservation Area from Monument Road is via the unpaved Frost Fish Lane.

This land contains more than a mile of undeveloped shoreline, and fronts on Lonnie’s Pond, Little Pleasant Bay and Frost Fish Creek.

 

The main trail to the former Kent house site goes up the center of the property leading to a handicapped-accessible boardwalk overlooking The River and the northern portion of Pleasant Bay. 

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CHATHAM

Chatham has a special blend of the past and present with quaint streets lined with historic sea captains’ homes, a fine selection of historic museums, and a walking downtown area with unique shops, galleries, and restaurants

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LOCAL RESTAURANTS

The Barley Neck Inn is just up the road from Summer Breeze Cottage - voted one of the top ten on Cape Cod by Yankee Magazine, applauded by the Boston Globe and by USA Today. The original attached barn houses a casual dining and entertainment spot - The BNI’s Beach Road Bar & Grille.  Make sure to check out BNI's live music lineup every weekend too!

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THE ISLANDS

Seasonal ferry service is available from Boston to Provincetown, and from various ports on Cape Cod to the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket (ferry service to the Islands is also available on a year-round basis).

 

A trip on the traditional or high-speed ferry is an exciting way to travel to Cape Cod or the Islands. Enjoy onboard concessions and fresh ocean air as you take in our breathtaking shoreline! You may even catch a glimpse of a whale or seal on your journey. Some ferries offer the option of bringing your car or bike onboard. 

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POCHET INLET KAYAKING

Just down the road from Summer Breeze, at the end of Gilman Lane, is a town landing with a small parking area. Always mind the tide – dead-low tide can make navigating the mudflats tricky 

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MEETINGHOUSE POND

Just a 10 minute walk up Briar Springs Road is Meeting House Pond.   Go for a swim off the dock or enjoy a glass of wine as the boats come in.

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ROCK HARBOR

Rock Harbor is a man-made harbor on Cape Cod Bay located on the border between Orleans, Massachusetts and Eastham, Massachusetts.

 

Rock Harbor was the site of a skirmish during the War of 1812 between British soldiers and local militia December 19, 1814.

 

A small commercial and charter fishing fleet docks in the harbor

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GOLF

Whether you’re just beginning or a scratch player, Cape Cod’s 27 public courses and 15 private facilities run the gamut of skill levels. Well-manicured fairways and greens beckon golfers to the area, as does the region’s mild climate, which often allows golfers the unique opportunity to play 52 weeks a year.

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PROVINCETOWN

Provincetown, Massachusetts is a true melting pot. Located on the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown boasts beautiful beaches, top-rated restaurants, art galleries and charming shops.   A top LGBTQ destination, this open-minded community celebrates individuality and freedom of expression.

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MINIATURE GOLF

Cape Escape Adventures Golf Orleans - 18 holes mini golf in a nautical setting with authentic fishing boats, a live Koi fish pond and putt through beautiful waterfalls.

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AIRPORTS

It's quick and easy to get to the Cape & Islands by air, with frequent flights offered to and from the region. The recently renovated Barnstable Municipal Airport on Cape Cod is a state-of-the-art facility that readily accommodates corporate aircraft and offers scheduled service between New York, Providence,

 

Boston and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. JetBlue now operates daily seasonal flights between Barnstable Municipal Airport and JFK Airport in New York City!

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OVER SAND DRIVING

Nauset Beach is open to off-road vehicles with a special permit. 

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CAPE COD RAIL TRAIL

BIKE PATH

Ride, walk or run through 6 Cape Cod towns as you follow the Cape Cod Rail Trail. There’s plenty to see along the 22-mile trail and state and national parks to visit as you please.

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PILGRIM LAKE

Pilgrim Lake is a small pond beach and calm water for swimming. Fishing is also a popular pastime. A picnic bench on the beach makes for a lovely lunch destination.

70-car parking lot, swimming docks, disabled access. Inflatables allowed. Fresh water fishing. No boats propelled by internal combustion engines are allowed.

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ORLEANS VILLAGE

From stylish boutiques to gifts and crafts, Orleans Village offers a charming setting, filled with a unique blend of shops and restaurants to choose from. The quaint downtown shopping district is the perfect place to go for jewelry and home décor, plus dining and galleries.

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SKAKET BEACH

Located on the small bayside shores of Orleans, Skaket Beach is a large, popular beach. The soft sand stretches far towards to the ocean during low tide, revealing lots of tidal pools for children to explore. The calm, warm water makes it a great place for kids to swim.

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WELLFLEET DRIVE-IN

Enjoy a movie under the stars at the classic Drive-In theatre from 1957! It’s the last of its kind on Cape Cod, and one of about 300 left in the country. 

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