1. The best beaches
What is it? Duh—this is why you came! Before you pick a stretch of sand, though, understand that the Cape has a bay side and an ocean side with totally different sea vibes. Water on the bay side is warmer and calmer, but you’ll have to be aware of the tides (or have to walk a long ways). On the ocean side, expect brisker temps and more wave action, but the water up close.
Why go? Whichever side you plant your umbrella, you can’t go wrong here for some classic all-American sun and sea.