Best Teenager / Family town on Ocean Side?

By | August 29, 2009

by Dan
(Northern California)

We’re a family from California looking for recommendations on the best beach town to stay on the cape next summer. Actually, we’re seeking a nice house directly on the beach, and ability to ride bikes to town in the evening, for dinner, ice cream , rent a movie etc.

We’re active and like to surf, swim , fish… all of it. What is the best town ?? Hyannis? Harwich? Dennis ? We have no idea.


Hi Dan,

We would suggest concentrating your search in Chatham. Chatham is by far our favorite town on Cape Cod. It is right on the elbow of the Cape…So you have access to the beaches of Nantucket Sound, which has warm, calm water, and the beaches of the Atlantic, with big surf and cold water. Ahh…The best of both worlds. The town of Chatham has a quaint New England feel, with many shops and restaurants to keep you busy. Check for some great beachfront rentals. Hope this helps!


John and Maria

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Sep 04, 2009
summer 2010
by: Mimi


try Orleans/ East Orleans. Chatham is very quaint, but oh so crowded and most of the Chatham “surfers” come to Nauset Beach or the beaches in Wellfleet. Traffic is a big issue in Chatham. We Need a Vacation has some great houses in prime locations between the beach and town. As a former Ventura County resident and mother of 3 teenagers I suggest you try Orleans/ East Orleans. mimi

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