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Hidden Gems on the Cape and Islands

Becky Fischer | 9/11/2015 (updated 4/10/2019)

There are plenty of great places on the Cape and Islands that are well known to man, however, it's the lesser known hidden gems that help make Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket so special. Each member of our team identified their favorite hidden gems. Here is our list with some pictures and comments.

Quiet Beach

1. Fuller Street Beach, Martha's Vineyard
Fuller Street Beach, MV 2. Long Pond beach, Centerville 3. Washing Pond Beach, Nantucket


1. Sunnyside Restaurant – Hyannis"You'll definitely meet some locals here!"
2. Right Fork Diner – Katama"A diner in the middle of a grass air field, not too far from South beach, you can't beat it!
3. Art Cliff Diner – Vineyard Haven


1. Spiritus Pizza – Provincetown
2. Monty’s Homemade Roast Beef – Hyannis “Fabulous roast beef sandwiches, fries cooked in peanut oil. All food fresh daily; a place where you’ll meet some locals.”
3. The Atlantic – Edgartown, MV


1. Peddlers French Restaurant - Brewster “Owners cook and serve the food, small and intimate setting.”
2. Bistrot De Soleil – Hyannis “I love to go there in the winter for prix dinners; fabulous risotto.”
3. Jerk Café – South Yarmouth “Great Jamaican hot sauce, really cool dishes. Chef Shrimpy is a character.”
4. Thai Restaurant – Patriots Square, Dennis “Don’t be fooled by the strip mall location – great food! Sometimes we order ahead and sneak it into the movie theater.”

Night Out

1. Beech Tree Cantina – Hyannis “You'll love the outdoor bar”

2. The Sand Bar – West Dennis “Great sunset view!”

3. The Chicken Box - Nantucket

Best View

1. Fort Hill - Eastham “Walk the trails, seek out the cedar swamp trail, so unique.”
2. Grays Beach boardwalk – Yarmouth “Best sunsets, very picturesque.”
3. Top of Steps Beach - Nantucket “A bit hidden, but once you arrive, you’ll know you’ve arrived – breathtaking.” Steps Beach