Mention “Cape Cod” to just about anybody, and the vision of a broad, sandy, dune-backed beach is very likely the first thing to come to mind. Here in the high season of summer, our peninsula’s sandy seashores are truly the place to be.

At the Lighthouse Inn, you’re beautifully situated for Cape Cod beach-hopping—not least on account you’ve got a superb strand right here on the property (but we’ll get to that). Let’s take a freewheeling survey of some of the very best beaches on the Cape!

West Dennis Beach

This sprawling and kid-friendly beach, which lies just down the Nantucket Sound shore from the Lighthouse Inn, offers better than a mile of postcard-worthy oceanfront, ensuring you’ll always have plenty of elbow room for sunbathing, beach games, and swimming. This is a primo spot for windsurfing and for flying a kite, and there’s a beachside playground to further delight the smaller crowd.

South Village Beach

Just east of the Lighthouse Inn, meanwhile, lies this similarly expansive beach that rarely gets packed, even this time of year. South Village Beach offers calm waters ideal for taking a dip as well as some productive shell-hunting grounds.

Sea Street Beach

Set farther east along the doorstep of Nantucket Sound, Sea Street Beach is a somewhat smaller but also rarely crowded seashore boasting gentle, swimmable waters cordoned off by rock jetties and some lovely views.

Cape Cod National Seashore

Though they’re a bit farther afield from the Lighthouse Inn, we’d be remiss not mentioning the popular beaches of Cape Cod National Seashore, which are still very easy to reach from our location and well worth visiting given the beauty of this protected coastal mosaic. The National Seashore’s pretty strands include Coast Guard, Nauset Light, Marconi, Head of the Meadow, Race Point, and Herring Cove beaches.

The Private Beach at the Lighthouse Inn

Saving perhaps the best for last, we offer our very own private Nantucket Sound beach for our guests here at the Lighthouse Inn. Whenever you want the classic Cape Cod experience of kicking back for some sand-between-your-toes fun and R&R, you’ve got the perfect place to do it just steps from your Lighthouse Inn guest room, suite, or cottage.

So what are you waiting for? Come join us for a timeless summer vacation on Cape Cod anchored by a whole lot of quality time at the beach, enjoying the very best in boutique oceanfront accommodations while you do so!