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14 Best Beach Hotels in Cape Cod

Cape Cod is renowned for its miles and miles of vast dunes and soft, powdery sands with a classic coastal charm that includes 16 lighthouses. Visitors will also find antique shops, art galleries, countless eateries serving fresh seafood, including mouthwatering lobster, and a wide range of outdoor activities, from swimming and paddling to biking. The hooked-shaped peninsula is also home to some fabulous beach hotels that provide the perfect base for enjoying it all.

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club - Harwich Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
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Wequassett Resort and Golf Club - Harwich

Enjoy a luxurious beach getaway at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, a 5-star beachfront golf resort that sits on 27 acres. It offers activities for all ages, from 18 holes of golf to swimming in multiple pools, including an Instagrammable pool that overlooks the ocean. One of the best hotels in Cape Cod, it features a Children’s Center offering lots to do for little ones, including a splash park and playground, while the adults can look forward to pampering at the spa. Look forward to dining at two on-site restaurants and comfortable accommodation in everything from signature suites to traditional cottages and magnificent villas.

Key Amenities:

  • Championship golf course

  • Multiple pools

  • Luxurious spa

Red Jacket Beach Resort - South Yarmouth Red Jacket Beach Resort, South Yarmouth
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Red Jacket Beach Resort - South Yarmouth

A popular pick in Massachusetts for families, the oceanfront Red Jacket Beach Resort is a kid-friendly property with plenty for everyone enjoy, including indoor and outdoor pools, the on-site Cape Cod Creamery for ice cream, and a kid’s club. Parents can indulge in treatments at the spa while the younger ones have fun and yoga classes are offered on the private beach. Parasailing, jet skiing, and kayaking are possible too with rentals available. When you want to explore further, the resort is close to biking paths, hiking trails, cultural attractions, and shops. Accommodation is in traditional rooms with patios or balconies featuring ocean or river views. Suites with separate living rooms and bunk beds are available and there are even three- and four-bedroom houses with full kitchens.

Key Amenities:

  • Private beach

  • Indoor and outdoor pools

  • A spa, fitness center & yoga on the beach

  • Kid’s club

Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club - Brewster Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, Brewster
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Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club - Brewster

The Ocean Edge Resort includes both The Villages, a collection of one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas, and The Mansion, which offers one- to three-bedroom units in an elegant 1890s Victorian building. You’ll find lots to do right on this top-rated beachfront property, including oyster bed tours on the private beach which will provide insight into how their farmed and more. Enjoy five swimming pools, nine tennis courts, six pickleball courts, and a Nicklaus-designed golf course too. When it comes to dining, enjoy three restaurants, including a traditional pub and a fine dining bistro with indoor and outdoor seating.

Key Amenities:

  • Five swimming pools

  • The only Nicklaus-designed golf course on Cape Cod

  • Private beach with oyster bed tours

Pelham House Resort - Dennis Pelham House Resort
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Pelham House Resort - Dennis

The family-friendly Pelham House Resort offers a private beach and a beautiful heated outdoor pool right along the beachfront. An intimate 27-room property, you can look forward to waking up with an unrivaled panoramic view of Nantucket Sound from your balcony. While the on-site rooftop eatery is ideal for sunsets and tasty local fare, there are many restaurants nearby, along with shops, museums, and bike trails. Excursions to Martha’s Vineyard, whale watching tours, and deep sea fishing charters can all be arranged too.

Key Amenities:

  • Private beach

  • Heated outdoor pool on the beachfront

  • Rooftop restaurant with sunset views

Sea Crest Beach Hotel - Falmouth Sea Crest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth
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Sea Crest Beach Hotel - Falmouth

Sea Crest Beach Hotel offers a relaxed stay on a private stretch of beach along Buzzards Bay in North Falmouth. Set within a large, Cape Cod-style three-story building, it offers beached-themed rooms as well as a three-bedroom cottage with a full kitchen and backyard firepit ideal for families who need more space. All come with air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and Keurig coffeemakers. The atrium-style pool complex includes a children’s pool, an adults-only pool, and a hot tub. There’s a gym, fitness classes, and a popular restaurant on-site serving local specialties like chowder, while beach games, water sports rentals, and live music can be enjoyed seasonally from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Key Amenities:

  • Private beach with seasonal games and water sports rentals available

  • Indoor saltwater pool complex

  • On-site dining including local specialties at Red’s Restaurant & Lounge

Chatham Bars Inn - Chatham Chatham Bars Inn
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Chatham Bars Inn - Chatham

Chatham Bars Inn offers the quintessential Cape Cod experience, developed for wealthy vacationers in 1914. It’s undergone extensive remodeling since then to provide all the modern amenities while offering a quarter-mile stretch of private beach. From here, you can enjoy everything from fishing to harbor seal cruises. Or, just relax while soaking up the sun. There are children’s programs for the younger ones and an outdoor heated pool with private cabanas. Take relaxation up a notch at the spa or keep up with your workout routine in the 24-hour fitness center. When it comes to dining, look forward to farm-to-table fare at the Sacred Cod restaurant. Accommodation includes rooms in the main inn and cottages, some of which boast ocean views.

Key Amenities:

  • Quarter-mile of private beach

  • Outdoor heated pools with private cabanas

  • On-site spa and 24/7 fitness center

Green Harbor Resort - Yarmouth Green Harbor Resort
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Green Harbor Resort - Yarmouth

Green Harbor Resort is the kind of place families return to again and again, with one- to three-bedroom home-like suites, townhouses, and cottages. They all come with kitchenettes or full kitchens and TVs with premium channels and DVD players, while some of the cottages include decks with bay views. There are many activities available on-site, including a large outdoor heated pool for swimming with ocean views and a mini-golf course. Complimentary loaner bikes for kids and adults are available and there are canoes and row boats for rent. Kids five through 12 can enjoy the seasonal kids’ club – ideal for parents who want some alone time, perhaps to take advantage of access to the facilities at the resort’s four sister properties, including the spa at Red Jacket Beach Resort.

Key Amenities:

  • Private beach

  • Outdoor heated ocean-view pool

  • Mini-golf course

  • Access to facilities at the resort’s four sister properties

Riviera Beach Resort - Yarmouth Riviera Beach Resort, South Yarmouth
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Riviera Beach Resort - Yarmouth

Offering nostalgic charm in the heart of Cape Cod, Riviera Beach Resort overlooks Nantucket Sound and offers a private beach, one of the best stretches in the area. There’s also an indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool with a fun fountain in the middle kids love to splash around it. A seasonal kids’ club is available, offering supervised games and events for ages five through 12 too. Enjoy multiple casual dining options, including the Boat Bar right along the bayfront. Accommodation is in classic rooms with standard amenities like private balconies or patios, cable TV, and minifridges along with family and one-bedroom suites with kitchens.

Key Amenities:

  • Private beach

  • Outdoor heated ocean-view pool

  • Mini-golf course

  • Access to facilities at the resort’s four sister properties

Surfcomber On The Ocean - Yarmouth Surfcomber on the Ocean, Cape Cod
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Surfcomber On The Ocean - Yarmouth

Located right along the water in South Yarmouth, the Surfcomber On The Ocean has its own pristine stretch of private beach and an outdoor heated pool. It’s a simple, intimate property that gets rave reviews while offering surprisingly affordable rates, although no restaurant is on-site. Rooms are well-appointed for the cost, complete with flat-screen cable TVs, coffeemakers, and air conditioning. Most come with ocean-view balconies, and there are options for units with kitchenettes or full kitchens.

Key Amenities:

  • Private beach

  • Outdoor heated pool

  • Rooms with kitchenettes and full kitchens available

Edgewater Beach Resort - Dennis Edgewater Beach Resort
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Edgewater Beach Resort - Dennis

Edgewater Beach Resort offers a private 2,300-foot stretch of sandy beach along with indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub, and a fitness center. Enjoy all the usual beach fun along with activities like yard games and practicing on the 5-hole putting green. There are BBQ grills and picnic tables where you can enjoy a meal prepared in your kitchenette. The property offers one- and two-bedroom suites that all include kitchenettes with Keurig coffeemakers, fridges, and microwaves along with TVs and DVD players. Many have fireplaces too.

Key Amenities:

  • Private beach

  • Indoor/outdoor pools and hot tub

  • 5-hole putting green, yard games

Horizons Beach Resort - North Truro Horizons Beach Resort
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Horizons Beach Resort - North Truro

At Horizons Beach Resort, all units come with full kitchens and many boast ocean-view balconies. Some include two bedrooms, ideal for families who need more space. While there’s no restaurant on-site, when you don’t feel like making your own meals, you’ll find many restaurants nearby in either Provincetown or Truro, both of which can be reached within a 10-minute drive. The property has its own wide private beach along calm, swimmable water, and there is a gorgeous pool near the ocean too.

Key Amenities:

  • Private stretch of wide, soft sandy beach

  • Outdoor heated pool

  • All units have full kitchens

InnSeason Resorts Surfside - East Falmouth InnSeason Resorts Surfside
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InnSeason Resorts Surfside - East Falmouth

Tucked between Great Pond and Vineyard Sound, InnSeason Resorts Surfside offers suites with panoramic views of the Atlantic and access to 300 feet of private beach. Units are apartment vacation rental style with full kitchens and master bedrooms that include whirlpool tubs, ideal for a soak at the end of the day. While there is no restaurant, in addition to your kitchen, you’ll have access to the gas grilling area for cookouts. The property also includes indoor and outdoor pools, shuffleboard, a children’s play area, and a fire pit.

Key Amenities:

  • 300 feet of private beach

  • Indoor and outdoor pools

  • Shuffleboard + children’s play area

Ship's Knees Inn - East Orleans Ship's Knees Inn
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Ship's Knees Inn - East Orleans

Ship’s Knees Inn offers a romantic and historic B&B-style stay in an elegant 1820 home complete with a seasonal outdoor pool and fire pit. While it’s not right on the beach, it’s the closest privately owned lodging to picturesque Nauset Beach with its soft white sands just a 5-minute walk away. Complimentary loaner beach gear is available and a continental breakfast, unlimited bottled water, coffee, and tea are all included too. Rooms include standard amenities like flat-screen TVs and minifridges, and ocean-view apartments with one or two bedrooms are available too.

Key Amenities:

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

  • Complimentary loaner beach gear

  • Fire pit

Cape Cod Ocean Manor Inn - Hyannis Cape Cod Ocean Manor
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Cape Cod Ocean Manor Inn - Hyannis

Located in the village of Hyannis, Cape Cod Ocean Manor Inn overlooks a saltwater marsh just a few minutes walk from Veteran’s Park Beach. An intimate B&B, the highlight may be the large deck where guests can unwind while watching the birds that inhabit the marsh. The comfortable rooms are all en-suite and include king-size beds, flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, microwaves, and air conditioning. Some include access to the deck, and others have private balconies. A daily free continental breakfast is provided too.

Key Amenities:

  • Large deck overlooking the saltwater marsh, ideal for birdwatching

  • Complimentary continental breakfast

  • Rooms with private balconies available

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