HarwichUnited States of America

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This multi-faceted destination encompasses old-time seaside villages, pristine beaches and cultural attractions.

With beautiful beaches, a rich history and a host of nostalgic seaside resorts, Harwich is a place to come enjoy quintessential Cape Cod pleasures. Don your swimwear for lazy days on the beach, hike on nature-packed trails and enjoy summertime strolls through low-key resort areas.

Look for all of Harwich’s seven villages: South Harwich, North Harwich, Harwich Port, Harwich Center, East Harwich, West Harwich and Pleasant Lake. Incorporated in 1694, the area has long been tied to fishing and other industries relying on the sea.

Lounge on the sands of Bank Street Beach, where the warm waters are ideal for swimming and the shell-strewn sand perfect for leisurely beachcombing. Another popular beach destination is Red River Beach. Kayak here or simply enjoy another great walk along its pleasant shoreline. For fishing or sightseeing trips on the water, head to Harwich Port.

Sniff out the Cape Cod Lavender Farm. Admire the stunning shade of the purple flowers and buy fragrant products made on the farm. See its Enchanted Garden, which features a small castle and a fairy house.

Tour the Brooks Academy Museum to discover Harwich’s history. Run by the Harwich Historical Society, the museum has materials ranging from Harwich’s relationship with the cranberry industry to the town records. The society runs many events dedicated to specific aspects of the area’s history in the museum, so check ahead to see if something appeals to you.

Harwich Junior Theater is worth visiting. Attend readings, musicals or other performances. The theater also offers acting classes and educational activities for all ages.

Immerse yourself in other cultural activities offered in Harwich. From July to October various festivals and artistic activities occur here, including Brooks Park Arts and Crafts Festival, Harwich Cranberry Arts and Music Festival, and Art in the Park.

Harwich is about 1.5 hours from Boston Logan International Airport by car. Buses connect to the airport and also run locally. Take a trip to Harwich to experience culture and natural beauty all in one convenient location.

Top hotels in Harwich

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Inn of Treasured Memories
Inn of Treasured Memories
3.5 out of 5
473 Main St, Harwich, MA
£86
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4

Situated in Harwich, this bed & breakfast is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Cape Cod Lavender Farm and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Harwich Port. Cranberry Valley Golf Course and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (82 reviews)

"Very comfortable room, very good breakfasts each morning, the Inn owners, Jane & Hank, were absolutely wonderful. It was a huge pleasure to stay at the Inn for 3 nights & to meet Jane & Hank. We look forward to a return visit."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Inn of Treasured Memories
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
4.5 out of 5
2173 Route 28, Harwich, MA
£278
per night
Mar 27 - Mar 28

Nestled on the beach, this Harwich resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Caleb Nickerson House, Captain's Cove Golf Course and Chatham Marconi Complex. Fox Hill and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (140 reviews)

"Beautiful resort with gorgeous landscaping and views. Friendly and welcoming staff. Lovely rooms. Wish we could have stayed longer."…"

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2019

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
Winstead Inn
Winstead Inn
4 out of 5
116 Parallel, Harwich, MA
£217
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4

Offering direct access to the beach, this Harwich bed & breakfast is in the historical district and within 2 mi (3 km) of Harwich Port and Bank Street Beach. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (77 reviews)

"Beautiful property - Especially the beach resort. Clean and spacious in stunning surroundings"…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2019

Winstead Inn

Popular things to do in Harwich

Hyannis Harbor
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Hyannis Harbor

4/5(27 reviews)

See the Cape Cod peninsula from a different perspective by riding a boat out of this picturesque harbor or wandering along its docks and jetties.

Cape Cod National Seashore
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Cape Cod National Seashore

4.5/5(27 reviews)

Covering over miles of shoreline around Cape Cod, this national park offers endless things to see and do regardless of the season.

Sandy Neck Beach
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Sandy Neck Beach

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Breathtaking views and a rich variety of wildlife along this barrier beach make it a worthwhile trip any time of year. 

Nauset Beach
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Nauset Beach

5/5(4 reviews)

Vast expanses of white sand, light blue water and gentle waves mingle with the sounds of seabirds and seals at this secret gem in Cape Cod.

Mayflower Beach
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Mayflower Beach

5/5(2 reviews)

You can learn about the history of Dennis with a stop at Mayflower Beach. While you're in the area, stroll along the beaches.

West Dennis Beach
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West Dennis Beach

4.5/5(2 reviews)

One of the most popular beaches in Dennis, this part of Cape Cod is vast and has the perfect weather for a range of land-based and offshore activities.