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A New England Summer Journey to Chatham and Harwich

The pristine Atlantic coastline, white sand beaches and charming cottage-life make Cape Cod a much-sought after destination when summer rolls around. From dining at delicious waterfront restaurants to admiring rustic lighthouses brimming with history, there’s something fun for everyone who visits this beautiful area. While the itinerary is sure to be bursting with potential and things to do in summer in New England, make sure not to miss these sensational stops when you pass through.

Day 1: Cape Cod Lavender Farm

June and July mark the peak of lavender season, making summer the perfect time for a visit to the Cape Cod Lavender Farm. Tucked away on 12 acres of rich Harwich land, this family-owned business gives visitors a chance to wander the lavender fields, learn about Cape Cod conservation and walk the many woodland trails nearby. With over 7,000 plants onsite and a gift shop providing a collection of lavender-based products, this is a serene visit that comes with the added bonus of a floral aroma wherever you go.

Cape Cod Lavender Farm

Weston Woods Road

Harwich, Massachusetts 02645

(508) 432-8397

Day 2: Red River Beach

Daily parking options and an extra-long stretch of sand makes Red River Beach one of Cape Cod’s most enjoyed beaches. Bring the entire family and spend an afternoon swimming, searching for shells or trying out your skills on a boogie board! Warm summer waters and gentle waves make this an ideal stop for those traveling with little ones. Convenient access to a kayak launch and boat ramp mean those coming for the watersports will be able to set off without worry.

Red River Beach

Uncle Vernie’s Road

Harwich Port, Massachusetts 02645

(508) 430-7553

Day 3: Beach House Grill

When you’re craving a traditional Cape Cod clambake, Beach House Grill in Chatham has you covered during the warm summer months. An elegant waterfront patio plays host to a number of tent-covered tables waiting to be occupied. Once you’ve found your seat, browse the menu and make the most of culinary highlights that put a Cape Cod twist on freshly-caught seafood favorites. This location regularly provides live music and entertainment to guests who want to spend an evening looking out over the ocean while enjoying a local soundtrack. Known for their many seasonally-inspired cocktails, Beach House Grill brings the Cape Cod vibe and great flavor to the table all summer long.

Beach House Grill

297 Shore Road

Chatham, Massachusetts 02633

(508) 945-0096

Savor the New England Summer on Cape Cod

When the sun sets over Cape Cod, be sure you’re cozying up in a vacation property that feels like home. The professional team at New England Vacation Rentals is here to help make sure your vacation home lives up to your dream getaway expectations. With properties that include private pools, spacious floor plans and plush furnishings, we’ll make sure your home is fit to your taste and style. Contact us today to start planning your New England summer getaway!