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Total Mileage/Average drive time
28 miles, 49 minutes

Over 60 miles of sandy beaches, seafaring villages and natural landscapes await you along the historic shores of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Observe one of the most alluring sections of America and dive into the spirit of Cape Cod.

1) Orleans
Staring Point

Situated between Nauset Beach on the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay, Orleans is a shopper's paradise. Whether it's antiques, collectibles, art, jewelry, books or fashion, great finds await you. Over a dozen art galleries provide the opportunity to walk from gallery to gallery, meet dozens of artists and view internationally acclaimed artwork.

2) Wellfleet
13 miles, 23 minutes

Located on the narrowest part of Cape Cod, Wellfleet has the quaint appearance of a New England village, with the charm of a small seaside town. Enjoy the advantages of being located between the Atlantic Ocean with large wave beaches and Cape Cod Bay, where there are miles of serene, unspoiled shores. Take a boat excursion, fishing charter or whale watching expedition and feel the sea breeze in your face. But don't miss out on the Wellfleet fresh-shucked oysters; they are legendary.

3) Truro
5 miles, 11 minutes

Beautiful beaches, craggy cliffs, wild cranberry bogs; Truro offers all of the amenities of a sea town on the Cape Cod National Seashore, including the Highland Lighthouse, the oldest and tallest lighthouse on the Bay, and Race Point Lighthouse, in active use since 1816. With close to a dozen public beaches accessing the Bay and the Atlantic, this is a water lover's dream location.

4) Provincetown
10 miles, 16 minutes
A lot of history has taken place on the tip of Cape Cod. It was here the Mayflower Pilgrims first landed in the New World. The oldest continuous art colony in America is located here, and it's the birthplace of Modern American Theatre. There's so much to do. Take a self guided tour to see over 50 historic homes, visit the Pilgrim Monument commemorating the Pilgrim's first landing, which at 252 feet in height, it is the tallest granite structure in the U.S. Bike along some of the most scenic trails on the Bay and then unwind at one of over 200 galleries and restaurants in Provincetown.