Cape Cod offers an incredible vacation spot for people of all abilities. We welcome everyone equally and work hard to make everyone feel accepted and able to explore our world. This guide to traveling with disabilities to Cape Cod will help the differently abled to fill every moment of their vacation with fun and whimsy.

Accessible Beaches

From Hyannis to Orleans, many of the local beaches are designed to be accessible for everyone who travels to the Cape. This includes beaches that are close to your New England Vacation Rentals summer sanctuaries, such as the West Dennis Beach, Old Silver Beach in North Falmouth, and Skalet Beach in Orleans. Some beaches offer mobi-chairs and beach wheelchairs with reservations, others offer wheelchair accessible paths to get travelers to their spot in the sand, and many provide lifeguards and concession stands with all offering accessible bathrooms.

Whydah Pirate Museum, 674 MA-28 in West Yarmouth

While not every historical spot may be 100% accessible—life was different all those hundreds of years ago—many museums ARE, including the Whydah Pirate Museum in West Yarmouth. Offering a comprehensive peek into the life of pirates back in the day, this fascinating establishment will keep the interest of all who visit and because it is accessible, everyone will get to experience it!

Cape Cod National Seashore Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Road in Eastham

The natural land and seascape of Cape Cod is what draws visitors from all over the world and the Salt Pond Visitor Center helps guests understand what they are in awe of. The views from the Center are amazing, but you won’t be confined to the center alone as many of the trails that surround it are wheelchair accessible.


Cape Cod is famous for its lighthouses and even as there are too many stairs for differently abled people to get to the top, there is still plenty to see and be amazed by on the grounds and lower levels of these magnificent structures. Photo ops in front of Nauset Light in Eastham are a tradition that everyone can engage in, no matter what their abilities.

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