Isaiah Jones Homestead Bed & Breakfast

Wooden pier over small body of water with light waves


Cape Cod Local Guide

Nearby Attractions & Activities

Are you ready to plan your next vacation getaway? Whether you are looking to rest and relax on a beach or play golf with your friends, stay in the heart of Sandwich, MA, our charming seaside village. Explore the natural beauty of the Cape while engaging in your favorite activities. Discover Cape Cod, one of the most popular beach and golf vacation destinations in the world. Choose from over 50 golf courses. The Cape encompasses 40 miles of National Seashore and more than 100 beaches, both bay and ocean.

Discover biking trails along the canal, boating, fishing, kayaking, and scuba diving. Visit 19 picturesque lighthouses and our neighboring islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. For art and culture, explore museums and galleries. Restaurants range from clam shacks to fine dining. If you are seeking adventure, book a parasailing or kitesurfing expedition to check out the view from above the land. For another bird’s eye view, go flying in an antique biplane. Whatever your vacation desires are, you will find your next adventure here on Cape Cod.

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Sandy beach with light rolling waves


Best way to relax and unwind? Spend the day on Cape Cod’s white, sandy beaches which stretch for miles along the coastline. Revive yourself by swimming in the ocean. Relax on the sandy beach with the tranquil sound of the waves washing up on shore.


From the inn, walk minutes to Boardwalk Beach. Relax on Town Neck beach with amazing views of the ocean and canal. Drive to these other noteworthy town beaches. During the summer, parking and entry fees may apply between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Check with the town beach website for details.

  • Boardwalk Beach, Boardwalk Road, Sandwich
    3-minute drive / 16-minute walk: / 0.7 miles distance
    Visit Sandwich’s famous Boardwalk Bridge. The Boardwalk crosses over the marsh creek to Town Neck Beach. At high tide, jump off the high point of the bridge into the saltwater. Kayak or float on rafts down the creek. View this area  for a 360-degree view of the salt marsh. Here one can see the ospreys’ nest occupied during Spring. Visit the Boardwalk during a full moon when the high tide fills the marsh for the most spectacular site.
  • Town Beach, 62 Wood Avenue, Sandwich
    9-minute drive / 24-minute walk / 2.2 miles
    Across the marsh you will find Town Neck Beach. On a clear day you can see the coastline all the way to lower Cape. Spend the day here at the beach relaxing and enjoying the sun.
  • Sandy Neck, 425 Sandy Neck Rd, West Barnstable 02668
    12-minute drive / 32-minute bike
  • East Sandwich Beach, N Shore Blvd, East Sandwich 02537
    10-minute drive / 22-minute bike / 4.3 miles
  • Craigville Beach, Barnstable
    22-minute drive / 1 hour, 14-minute bike / 14.1 miles
  • South Cape Beach State Park, 668 Great Oak Rd, Mashpee 02649
    29-minute drive / 1 hour, 18-minute bike / 16.2 miles
  • Old Silver Beach, Falmouth 02556
    33-minute drive / 1 hour 25-minute bike / 16.3 miles
  • Mayflower Beach, Dennis 02638
    31-minute drive / 1 hour, 38-minute bike / 23 miles
  • Cold Storage Beach, 66 Salt Works Rd, South Dennis 02660
    32-minute drive / 1 hour, 51-minute bike / 25 miles
  • Nauset Light Beach, 780 Ocean View Dr, Eastham 02642
    47-minute drive / 39.1 miles
  • National Seashore, 250 Beach Rd, Orleans 02653
    43-minute drive / 35.5 miles
  • Marconi Beach, Marconi Beach Rd, Wellfleet 02667
    52-minute drive / 43 miles
  • Hardings Beach, Chatham 02669
    41-minute drive / 31.8 miles
  • Nauset Light Beach, Orleans 02653
    42-minute drive / 35.4 miles
  • Coast Guard Beach, Eastham 02642
    44-minute drive / 38.4 miles
  • Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet 02667
    40-minute drive / 36.5 miles
  • Head of the Meadow Beach, Truro 02657
    1 hour, 6-minute drive / 54 miles
  • Race Point Beach, Provincetown 02657
    1 hour and 15-minute drive / 61 miles

Rentals for Water Adventure and Activities

Rideaway Adventures
449 Rte 6A East Sandwich, MA 02537
(508) 247-0827
Rafting/Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Bike Rentals

ECOtourz LLC
18 Jarves St Sandwich, MA 02563
(508) 888-1627
Tours, Rafting/Kayaking

Sandwich, MA
(508) 360-6032
SUP tours & yoga, biking excursions

Person putting a golf club in a golf bag at a golf course

Play golf on Cape Cod

Play these public golf courses on Cape Cod, some with views of the Atlantic Ocean. And discover why the Cape is the summertime “Golf Coast”. Rolling fairways and greens attract golfers to the top Northeast golf destination spot. Warm autumn days with cool evenings extend the golf season through the Fall.


Select from a variety of championship courses. From classic nine-hole tracks (dating back to the 1890s) and well-known Par 54 courses. Challenging yet approachable for all players. Call ahead at least a week to book tee times. Rentals available.

Holly Ridge Golf
121 Country Club Road
Sandwich, MA 02563
12 minutes / 6.6 miles
Driving Range

Sandwich Hollows Golf
1 Round Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
9 minutes / 4.5 miles

Pine Hills Golf Club
54 Clubhouse Drive
Plymouth, MA 02360
24 minutes / 19 miles

The Cape Club
125 Falmouth Woods Road
East Falmouth, MA 02536
20 minutes / 14.5 miles

Falmouth Country Club
630 Carriage Shop Road
East Falmouth, MA 02536
26 minutes / 14.6 miles

Quashnet Valley Country Club
309 Old Barnstable Road
Mashpee, Massachusetts 02649
18 minutes / 10.8 miles

Farm Neck Golf Club
1 Farm Neck Way
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
Ferry to MV
1 hour 27 minutes / 34.7 miles

Paul Harney Golf Club
74 Club Valley Drive
Falmouth, MA 02536
24 minutes / 13.9 miles

Cranberry Valley Golf Course
183 Oak St
Harwich, MA
(508) 430-5234
28 minutes / 25.6 miles

Dennis Pines Golf Course
50 Golf Course Road
South Dennis, MA 02660
26 minutes / 22.7 miles

Bayberry Hills Golf Course
635 W Yarmouth Rd
West Yarmouth, MA 02673
(508) 394-5597

Blue Rock Golf Course
48 Todd Road
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
23 minutes / 19.7 minutes

Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds Golf Course
1460 Route 149
Marstons Mills, MA 02648
13 minutes / 9.2 miles

The Brookside Club
11 Brigadoone Road
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
15 minutes / 9.4 miles

The Captains Golf Course
1000 Freemans Way
Brewster, MA 02631
35 minutes / 30.6 miles

Highland Links
10 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
1 hour / 52.9 miles
great views of the National Sea Shore

Bass River
Pro Shop: 508.394.5597
635 West Yarmouth Rd
West Yarmouth, MA 02673
24 minutes / 19.8 miles

Hyannis Golf Course
1800 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 362-2606
15-minute drive / 11.4 miles

Chatham Seaside Links
209 Seaview St
Chatham, MA 02633
43 minutes / 33.3 miles

Cotuit Highground Golf
31 Crockers Neck Road
Cotuit, MA 02635
23-minute drive / 10.3 miles

Mini Golf

Sandwich Mini Golf
159 MA-6A
Sandwich, MA 02563
10-minute drive / 0.4 mile walk

Marina with multiple docked boats at sunset


Watch hand-spun brick oven style pizza fired in the oven while dining on a romantic, outdoor patio. Enjoy the freshest ocean-to-table seafood with a view of the Sandwich Marina at sunset. Listen to live music at the local tavern with family and friends. Order takeout from any restaurant within walking distance and dine in your guest room. While staying at our inn, experience local Cape through the coastal cuisine.


Seafood Restaurants on the Marina

Fishermen’s View Seafood Market & Restaurant
20 Freezer Road
Sandwich, MA 02563
5-minute drive / 31-minute walk / 1.5 miles
Beautiful marina & canal view with fresh locally sourced seafood. Sushi. Live music. Outdoor seating.

Pilot House Restaurant and Lounge
14 Gallo Road
Sandwich, MA 02563
5-minute drive / 31-minute walk / 1.3 miles
Fresh seafood menu with a marina view. Outdoor seating.

Seafood Sam’s
6 Coast Guard Road
Sandwich, MA 02563
5-minute drive / 31-minute walk / 1.4 miles
Quick service for Cape fresh, deep-fried seafood and Cape seafood classics. Outdoor seating.

Local Restaurants

Dunbar House Tea Room & Wine Bar
1 Water Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
2-minute drive / 7-minute walk / 0.3 miles
Historic tearoom and wine bar in downtown Sandwich

The Local Tavern and Grille
46 MA-6A
Sandwich, MA 02563
4-minute drive / 29-minute walk / 1.4 miles
Cape Cod classic tavern style 

Belfry Inn and Bistro
6 Jarves Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
1-minute drive / 4-minute walk / 0.2 miles
Fine dining in a renovated church

The Seal
2 Jarves Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
1-minute drive / 2-minute walk / 482 feet
Coastal cuisine and ocean style tapas in an artful setting

Next Door Burger Bar
8 Jarves Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
1-minute drive / 3-minute walk / 0.2 miles
An array of burgers, salads, shakes & comfort food in a casual setting in a renovated Victorian home.

The Dan’l Webster Inn & Spa
149 Main Street, Suite #1
Sandwich, MA 02563
1-minute drive / 3-minute walk / 0.1 miles
Breakfast lunch and dinner in a dining room setting and tavern.

Tomatoes Italian Bar & Grill
280 MA-130
Sandwich, MA 02563
7-minute drive / 3.4 miles
Stylish restaurant offering Northern Italian & Sicilian recipes, plus a full bar & wine list. Live music.

Sagamore Inn
1131 Sandwich Road
Sagamore, MA 02561
5-minute drive / 1.9 miles
Casual family-style American, seafood & Italian dishes, including breakfast options.

Bob O’Malley’s Whaleback Restaurant
1052 S Sandwich Rd
Sandwich, MA 02563
5-minute drive / 2.1 miles
Great fresh and fried seafood & pub food for a bargain price.

Off the Grid
91 MA-6A
Sandwich, MA 02563
18-minute walk / 0.9 miles
Burgers, BBQ, bar and breakfast. Catering.

Cafes and Bakeries

Beth’s Bakery & Café
16 Jarves Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
1-minute drive / 4-minute walk / 0.2 miles
Bakery, outdoor seating.

Marshland Restaurants & Bakeries
109 MA-6A
Sandwich, MA 02563
14-minute walk / 0.6 miles
Breakfast and bakery.

Café Chew
4 Merchants Road
Sandwich, MA 02563
25-minute walk / 1.2 miles
Bakery, salads and sandwiches.


Moto Pizza Sandwich
8 Merchants Rd #7
Sandwich, MA 02563
26-minute walk / 1.3 miles
Italian-style pizza, salads and bread.

Sweet Tomatoes Pizza
95 MA-6A
Sandwich, MA 02563
17-minute walk / 0.8 miles
Thin sliced gourmet pizza.

Woodfire Pizza & Specialty Grocery Store

The Brown Jug
155 Main Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
1-minute drive / 2-minute walk / 0.1 miles
Outdoor terrace with delicious gourmet woodfire grill pizza. Specialty drinks, gourmet foods, sandwiches, desserts, cheeses, candies & chocolates. Beer and wine.

Ice Cream

Shipwreck Ice Cream
22 Freezer Road
Sandwich, MA
4-minute drive/ 25-minute walk / 1.1 miles

Twin Acres Ice Cream Shoppe
1 Route 6A
Sandwich, MA 02563
35-minute walk / 1.7 miles

Best of Cape Restaurants

Inaho Japanese Restaurant
157 MA-6A
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
19-minute drive / 16.5 miles
Extraordinary sushi and sashimi. Upscale, well-known Japanese eatery serving sushi specialties in a sleek, minimalist dining room. Creative cocktails.

10 Market Street
Mashpee, MA 02649
20-minute drive / 11 miles
Upscale yet warm French eatery pairs innovative spins on bistro classics with a curated wine list. Outdoor seating.

Chatham Bars Inn
Beach House Grill
297 Shore Road
Chatham, MA 02633
41 minutes / 32 miles
Classic seaside favorites featuring clambakes, lobster rolls, clam chowder, farm-to- table salads set in the sand dunes of Chatham Harbor.

Eli’s Tavern
The Coonamessett
311 Gifford Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
28-minute drive / 19.8 miles
Fresh take on New England fare with local seasonal ingredients, great burgers and delicious fresh fish dinners. Best carrot cake. Outdoor seating. Live music.

PB Boulangerie Bistro
15 Lecount Hollow Rd
South Wellfleet, MA 02663
(508) 349-1600
48 minutes / 42.2 miles
Taste of France. Part bakery, part bistro, this bustling venue is known for classic pastries & hearty French fare. Live music. Outdoor seating.

Museum painted white with green shutters and door surrounded by a green lawn and a few green bushes

Museums, Art & Culture

Explore our local museums, art, and culture. There is something for everyone.


Heritage Gardens and Museum
67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA
Botanical Garden known for rhododendrons, daylilies and hostas. Featuring three gallery buildings of a world-class collection of American automobiles, American folk art and a working 1919 carousel and rare carousel figures.

Sandwich Glass Museum
129 Main St, Sandwich 02563
Glass-making presentations. The museum features a wide range of rare glass, including glass from the local Boston & Sandwich Glass Factory, which was founded in Sandwich by Deming Jarves in 1825.

Heritage Movie Theater
280G, MA-130, Forestdale 02644
(508) 833-7777
Stadium seating movie theater with concession stand.

John F. Kennedy Museum
397 Main St, Hyannis 02601
(508) 790-3077
Visit the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum to learn about the legacy of President Kennedy and his connection to Cape Cod.

Dennis Playhouse
The Cape Playhouse
Cape Cod Center for the Arts
820 Main Street | Route 6A
Summer performance center with movie theatre. Check out the longest-running professional summer theater in the country. Mission: to inspire, entertain, and educate through exceptional cultural and artistic experiences involving live theatre, cinematic arts, and horticulture within a vital and historic arts community that honors its past and embraces the present.

Cape Cinema
35 Hope Lane, Dennis 02638
(508) 385-2503
Cape Cod Center for the Arts. Cape Cinema specializes in independent American and international film, simulcasts of the Metropolitan Opera and National Theatre, and live music performances.

Wellfleet Cinemas
Double feature drive-in movie theater and concession stand.

Close up view of white lighthouse with a sky full of clouds in the background

Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard

Take a day trip ferry to Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard.



Visit the Old-World experience of cobblestone streets, classic seafood restaurants and whale watching museums. Go for a great day trip.

Martha’s Vineyard

Visit the Island of five towns. We recommend the ferry from Woods Hole.

Old mill building surrounded by large green trees and green grass

Hoxie House | Dexter’s Grist Mill

Dexter Grist Mill

Visit the 17th-century Hoxie House on a bluff with a beautiful view of Shawme Pond. See what Sandwich life was like back then (circa 1640). The town of Sandwich bought the Hoxie House. By 1959, the town restored the house in full authenticity. 18 Water Street.



The working Dexter Grist Mill overlooks Lower Shawme Pond. Surrounded by the Town Hall, herring run, colonial homes, and a cemetery. (1600s gravestones). Buy fresh, ground cornmeal in old-fashioned cloth flour bag packaging. Including the mill’s popular recipes. Location: Water Street/Grove Street. On Shawme Pond.

The Wing House – Welcome to the oldest house in New England at 63 Spring Hill Road. The Wing Family owns this house. Check out: “Whaling Wings”. This exhibit explores the whaling industry in New England. Featuring the Wing ancestors. Seasonal Hours: mid-June to mid-September. From Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Last tours at 3 pm.

Sandy beach with light rolling waves at sunset

Cape Cod Canal & Sunset Spots

Cape Cod Seashore

Watch the epic sunset from these local Cape spots.

  • Walk to the Cape Cod Canal from the inn to watch the beautiful sunset on the water. Time your trip right to catch the sunset over the bridges to the West. You can walk or bike this 14-mile roundtrip path along the canal. Take the path to the nearby beach where you can see the jetty extend over the ocean. Capture the sensational sunset at these other locations for the most breathtaking view.
  • The Knob, Falmouth
  • Old Silver Beach, North Falmouth
  • Chapin Beach, Dennis
  • Rock Harbor, Orleans
  • Skate Beach, Orleans
  • Paines Creek, Brewster
  • Race Point, Provincetown
Watercolor rendering of a building painted light tan with white trim, front porch, and surrounded by green grass, green bushes, and flowers

Green Briar Jam Kitchen | Thornton T. Burgess

Thornton Burgess Green Briar

Mission: To inspire appreciation, understanding and stewardship through discovery of and learning about our natural environment and wildlife.



  • Jam Kitchen
  • Green Meadow Forest
  • Storytelling

Explore collections:

  • Peter Rabbit books original illustrations
  • Antique toys of the characters

Crow Farm
192 Old Kings Highway
Sandwich, MA 02563
Apple picking and pumpkin patch. Some farm produce sold at Scenic Roots on the Scenic Route 6A Highway.

Person on stand up paddleboard in water waving to people on a moving train

Cape Cod Central Railroad

Cape Train

Explore the natural beauty of the Cape. The Cape Cod Central Railroad takes guests past marshes, cranberry bogs, and dunes. You will see other places only accessible by rail. Learn about Cape history on each scenic excursion. Explore all the Cape Cod Central Railroad has to offer!


Select from classic excursions:

  • The Polar Express
  • Dining Train
  • The Canal Excursion from Buzzards Bay

Cape Cod Central Railroad

Hyannis Depot:
252 Main Street, Hyannis, MA

Buzzards Bay Depot:
70 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, MA

Multiple whales breaching the surface catching fish while seagulls fly above them

Whale Watching on Cape Cod

Go whale watching for an epic view of both whales and seals.


Head out on an excursion to Stellewagen Bank and Cape Cod Bay. Discover a marine sanctuary and feeding ground for humpback whales, finback whales, pilot whales, minke whales, and the endangered right whales.

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