We like to think we are pretty lucky when it comes to summer here on the Cape. With average temperatures topping out in the high 70s, we stay comfortably cool the entire season! With that being said, however, there are going to be times when the highs go a little higher and you may find yourself seeking some chill relief. In those cases, cool treats are the perfect way to beat the Cape Cod summer heat, and because you don’t have to be hot to need cool, these sassy delights will be enjoyable no matter how high the thermometer’s red line reaches!

Which Way to the Beach?

The beaches of Cape Cod are beautiful in every season, but during the summer is when they shine. Spending a day soaking up the rays, frolicking in the surf, or simply walking along shore’s edge is our favorite way to fully enjoy the promise of a summer day! From Nauset Beach in Orleans to Lighthouse Beach in Chatham to Red River Beach in Harwich, your day in the sun will only get better when you choose a Cape Cod beach on which to enjoy it!

Summer + Ice Cream = Perfection

Sometimes it’s the small things in life that turn a great day into an idyllic one you’ll never forget: the laughter of small children as they discover the wonders of a tidal pool, sharing a perfect Cape Cod sunset with the love of your life, and the taste and feel of an ice cream on a hot summer’s day! When it’s time to get your sweet treat fix, Sundae School Ice Cream Parlor, found in multiple locations across the Cape, including Harwich Port, Dennis Port, and East Orleans, is where you need to visit first! Offering a huge selection of flavors, the frozen pudding is one all adults should try; featuring rum and candied fruits, there is nothing we can hate about it!

Summer is All About the Beach Bar

Sitting at a table with your toes in the sand, a cold drink in hand, the ocean breezes ruffling your hair, and the music of the seas playing a nonstop concert for all your senses is the summer moment you will never forget, and Sundancer’s in West Dennis is the spot to be! Located at 116 Main Street along Route 28 and offering live entertainment, great food, and views you could stare at forever, this is where you will often find the NEVR staff enjoying a Tuesday night in the summer!

Nothing’s Cooler

Finally, our Cape Cod summer escapes are the places that offer the coolest treats. Comfortable, stylish, and designed for today’s travelers needs, there’s nothing better on the Cape. Reserve your rental with New England Vacation Rentals today!