Destination guide

West Chatham __ gateway to charming Cape Cod

With its tree-lined streets and New England charm, West Chatham is an enchanting introduction to the Cape Cod coast. Beyond soaking up the sunshine on Atlantic beaches, West Chatham is a fantastic place to discover local history. From the 19th-century Chatham Lighthouse to the beautifully curated Railroad Museum, the town is brimming with Cape Cod history. West Chatham vacation rentals are the perfect way to enjoy the New England town, with a host of characterful clapboard cottages from which to choose.

Things to do

Soak up history in Chatham's Old Village District

Get your bearings with a stroll around the Old Village District, where you'll find a treasure trove of historic properties. Continue down Main Street and you'll end up at the 19th-century Chatham Lighthouse. Whether you sign up for a tour or peer through the public telescopes, the views alone are worth the trip. Kids will love the Chatham Railroad Museum housed in the beautifully restored 1887 depot. For a taste of the Cape Cod high life, why not splurge on a gourmet meal or sunset cocktail session at the iconic Chatham Bars Inn?

Activities

Beach-hopping in West Chatham

With miles on end of white sandy beaches, soaking up the sunshine is one of West Chatham's most popular activities. As well as postcard-perfect Lighthouse Beach, West Chatham vacation rentals offer easy access to another local gem, Red River Beach. Harding Beach is also a firm favorite, with calm waters that back onto sparkling Nantucket Sound. Main Street serves as Chatham's main thoroughfare and is lined with boutique stores and artsy caf_s. You can also head down to Chatham Pier Fish Market where you can peer into buckets of freshly caught haddock, cod, flounder, lobster, pollock, dogfish, and halibut.

Weather

Savor 200 Days of West Chatham sunshine

Like the rest of Cape Cod, Chatham is primarily a summer destination. May brings warm weather and plenty of sunshine which lasts well into September. Highs can creep into the low 80s, so don't forget to pack your bathing suit. If you'd rather beat the crowds, fall is a favorite with local vacationers. It'll probably be too cold to swim but you can enjoy windswept walks along the beach and brisk brunches on the deck of your West Chatham vacation rentals property. With around 200 clear days a year, there's also plenty of sunshine to lap up.

Natural features

Beaches and birding on the Cape Cod coast

Perched on the south-eastern tip of Cape Cod, Chatham is one of New England's prettiest seaside destinations. It's fringed by the Atlantic Ocean, which means that beach-hopping will definitely be on your agenda. If you tire of sun, sand, and saltwater, Cape Cod serves up some of America's best birding. Home to almost 300 species, the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge is an easy boat trip from the Chatham marina. Sign up for a boat tour and you could also spot frolicking dolphins, breaching whales, and playful seals.

How to get there

Transportation to and around West Chatham

The nearest airport is in Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), located 15.2 mi (24.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Nantucket, MA (ACK-Nantucket Memorial), which is 29.5 mi (47.5 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around West Chatham?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,366 vacation rentals near West Chatham. From 1,091 Houses to 149 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near West Chatham for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to West Chatham?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in West Chatham:

  • Dennis Port: 1,080 vacation rentals
  • Hyannis: 1,190 vacation rentals
  • South Yarmouth: 1,447 vacation rentals
  • Harwich Port: 1,046 vacation rentals
  • West Yarmouth: 514 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to West Chatham?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in West Chatham. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ridgevale Beach: 4,245 vacation rentals
  • Cockle Cove Beach: 4,257 vacation rentals
  • Hardings Beach: 4,204 vacation rentals
  • Hardings Lighthouse: 4,094 vacation rentals
  • Cape Cod National Seashore: 3,777 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around West Chatham listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in West Chatham?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,091 Houses in West Chatham. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in West Chatham include:

  • Bungalows: 149 rentals available
  • Cottages: 149 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 79 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in West Chatham?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 80 vacation rentals with pool available in West Chatham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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