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Best Cape Cod Beaches for Sunsets and Families

Jennie Sparrow | 2/28/2019

The beaches on Cape Cod are unparalleled. The miles of pristine ocean beach protected by the National Seashore and the calm waters and tidal flats of the bay beaches are internationally renowned, award-winning, and some of the most photographed places on Cape Cod. photographs local beaches frequently, and we share them on our Facebook page, and on our Instagram account @weneedavacation. Another popular Cape Cod Instagram account is Capeology @capeology, with a following of over 32,000. We asked Capeology some Cape Cod beach-related questions based on what they’ve seen on their account, and here is what they had to say:

From what you’ve seen on your account, what are the 5 most photographed beaches on Cape Cod?

Nauset Beach, Orleans

(Photo credit: @edavis.jr)

Cahoon Hollow Beach (Wellfleet Beachcomber), Wellfleet

(Photo credit: @shanemacneill_)

Rock Harbor Beach, Orleans

(Photo credit: @chrissy_lamar)

Coast Guard Beach, Eastham

(Photo credit: @dearabbybird)

Chapin Beach, Dennis

(Photo credit: @capeklc)

What are the best beaches to catch a Cape Cod sunset?

Old Silver Beach (Falmouth), Rock Harbor Beach (Orleans), and Chapin Beach (Dennis)

(Photo credit: @capelove1, Tracey Keegan,

What do you recommend as family friendly beaches?

Old Silver Beach (Falmouth), Chatham Light Beach (Chatham), South Cape Beach (Mashpee), Mayflower Beach (Dennis), and Marconi Beach (Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet)

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Thank you to Samantha at Capeology for taking the time to answer our questions and for providing the gorgeous photos. Please follow Capeology on Instagram for more great Cape Cod content, as well as the wonderful Instagram photographers featured above: @edavis.jr @shanemacneill_ @chrissy_lamar @dearabbybird @capeklc and @capelove1.