West Chatham, Chatham, MA, USA

West Chatham, Chatham, MA, USA

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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.