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Our Top 10 Photo-Worthy Spots on the Cape and Islands

Kennedy Ryan | 3/31/2021

Pictures are the best way to capture memories of a visit to the Cape and Islands. Why not find the perfect spot to take them? We’ve selected ten ideal locations for your next photo.

Gray's Beach

Gray’s Beach in Yarmouth features a quarter mile long boardwalk that stretches across a beautiful marsh.

The Sandwich Boardwalk

The Sandwich Boardwalk is 1,350 feet long and leads to the Town Beach. This is a great location for bird watchers and nature lovers.

Nauset Beach

Nauset Beach in Orleans is a 10-mile stretch of soft, white sand and clear, sweeping waves make for a picture perfect location.

Rock Harbor

Rock Harbor in Orleans is a great spot to view an amazing sunset. During low tide visitors can stroll forever out onto the flats and discover what lies beneath the surface.

Pilgrim Monument

The Pilgrim Monument is one of the most iconic destinations of the Outer Cape. This 252 foot tall landmark commemorates the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims. . The view is well worth the climb to the top!

Nobska Light

Nobska Light in Falmouth is a great place for a photo. Visitors can take a photo right in front of the lighthouse or go across the street and take one from the area overlooking the ocean.

Chatham Fish Pier

The Chatham Fish Pier is more than just a spot to grab fresh seafood. Visitors can walk along the pier and watch the fishermen offload their catch. You will also spot some curious seals hoping to get in on the action!

The Knob

The Knob is a hidden gem located in Falmouth. After taking a short walk through the woods, visitors find themselves at The Knob, a small peninsula with breathtaking views of Buzzards Bay and a perfect location to sit, enjoy the view, and take some amazing photos.

Gay Head Cliffs

A national landmark, the Gay Head Cliffs on Martha’s Vineyard offer the perfect setting for spectacular photos. Perched on top of the cliffs is the Gay Head Lighthouse, the only working lighthouse on the Island. This spot offers stunning views of the ocean below.

Steps Beach

We couldn’t forget to include the beautiful Steps Beach. Aptly named, this beach is accessed by many steep steps. But before you descend, take in the most spectacular views of Nantucket Sound and Great Point Lighthouse. During the spring and summer seasons the area comes to life with beach roses in bloom, vibrant beach grass, and clear blue waters.

Regardless of which Cape and Islands destinations you choose to visit, you’re sure to return home with beautiful photos and special memories. You may even return every year for more experiences and photos!