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Experiencing the Cape & Islands Online

Jennie Sparrow | 4/24/2020

There are many places people would rather be right now than stuck in their homes—the Cape and Islands being one of them! Until you can visit in person, here are some ways you can enjoy the area—virtually! Remember, this too shall pass. In the meantime, we will bring the Cape and Islands to you . . .

Virtual Experiences

While there’s nothing quite like being there in person, these virtual experiences are enough to tide you over until you can.

Live Web Cams

Watch the osprey on the Osprey Live Cam at the Museum of Natural History in Brewster.

Check out what’s happening in downtown Chatham on The Squire’s live web cam.

Take in views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Wellfleet Beachcomber in Wellfleet.

Views of the Atlantic Ocean in Wellfleet.

Enjoy views of Provincetown via the live webcam at the Pilgrim Monument.


Take a virtual tour of the Cape Cod Museum of Art.

Enjoy viewing glass creations at the Sandwich Glass Museum.

Learning Experiences and Activities

Have fun doing activities from the National Seashore Parks.

Learn about great white sharks from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy daily Facebook live videos.

Enjoy fascinating webinars by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

Learn about the history of whaling via the Nantucket Whaling Museum lesson plans.

The Nantucket Whaling Museum.

Experience Plimoth Plantation online via virtual workshops, podcasts, and fun for kids.

Check out an ongoing list of Virtual Events on our website.

Fun For All

Looking for some fun, challenging activities to pass the time? Here are some options with local flair . . .

Word Search Puzzles—Here are three downloadable Cape and Islands word search puzzles.

Crossword Puzzle—Here is a beach-themed crossword puzzle.

Cape & Islands Bingo—Help support local businesses with our Cape & Islands Bingo card.

Calgon, Take Me Away!

Until you can get to the Cape and Islands, let us bring it to you!

Vitamin Sea—Follow our Instagram account to get your “Daily Dose of Vitamin Sea!” Make mom proud and take your vitamins! Tune in to our social media accounts to enjoy local beach videos posted daily (also found on our Facebook Stories.)

EsCape TV—Escape to the Cape and Islands by watching our online TV show dedicated to highlighting what we love most about the Cape and Islands!

Read books about the Cape and Islands—Bury yourself in a book and visit the Cape and Islands in your mind. Here are Cape and Islands-related titles rated most popular on Goodreads:

Cape Cod and the Islands Reflections by Christopher Seufert

The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod by Henry Beston

Land's End: A Walk in Provincetown by Michael Cunningham

Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau

The Widow’s War by Sally Gunning

Cape Cod by William Martin

For the Love of Art by Janet Goodfriend

The Nantucket Inn by Pamela M. Kelly

Love Finds You in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts by Melody Carlson

We hope everyone will be able to get to the Cape and Islands sooner rather than later. The beaches will be waiting for you and will wave greetings to you upon your return. Until then, enjoy these bits of the Cape and Islands.