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Cruisin' Cape Cod

David Quigley | 8/23/2016

Even with the heavy traffic, cruising Cape Cod in the summer is a blast. The normally quiet seaside towns come alive with week-long vacationers and day-trippers. Just remember, when the sun is out most people are at the beach. That makes it a little easier to get around and get a seat for lunch at your favorite dockside restaurant.

Sand Bar in Dennisport.
Lunch on the water

Cruising Cape Cod in a convertible -- or better yet, an open-air Jeep -- can be a memorable experience. Thanks to our friends at Cape Cod Jeep Rentals in Yarmouth, we spent the day in a custom Jeep Wrangler with bars for doors and a removable top. (I will remember the sunscreen next trip.) We left Hyannis and headed east on Route 28, stopping along the way to take in the beautiful beaches and harbor views.

We got a great table at the Sand Bar in Dennisport, right along the water. Sure enough, when a few clouds came out, the beachgoers began to line up at the door and the bar. Needless to say, traffic was a little slow heading home.

We finished off a great day on Saturday with a bonfire at Sandy Neck Beach. Hot dogs on a stick, s’mores, and a beautiful sunset made for a perfect evening with friends.