Destination guide

Get to know Cape Cod in Eastham

The gate to the Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham is perfectly located for a relaxing vacation by the sea. Eastham vacation rentals give you access to the town’s many beautiful beaches, and offer the chance to explore the area’s many historical landmarks, attractions, and points of interest. With great transportation links, including the Cape Cod Rail Trail, and numerous pleasant bicycle routes, Eastham is ideal for those looking for a relaxed, quiet place to stay while they enjoy the sights of old Cape Cod.

Things to do

Historic Eastham’s many museums

Eastham has plenty more to offer than just the beach, especially seeing as it’s well served by a myriad of museums and visitor centers, meaning there is plenty more to see once you have made the most of the beach. Salt Pond Visitor Center is a family-friendly way to get to know the natural history of Cape Cod and gives an educational overview of the local salt marshes. Swift-Daley House gives visitors a glimpse of what life was like in the 18th century, while the Three Sisters Lighthouses and Nauset Light give an insight into Eastham’s maritime past.


Explore the sights with an Eastham wildlife tour

Eastham vacation rentals are the perfect choice for nature lovers and visitors with children who want to get up close to Cape Cod’s interesting array of wildlife. Many local anglers offer dolphin and whale watching trips by boat around the bay, giving you the chance to see these magnificent creatures breaching within feet of your vessel. A range of beach activities are also catered for: hire a surfboard or windsurfing gear and hit the waves, sign up for a scuba diving lesson, or go snorkeling and explore the underwater wildlife the leisurely way.


Long summer days on Eastham’s beautiful beaches

Average summer temperatures in Eastham are high, and the many beaches provide a lively, but relaxing way to enjoy the sun. Summertime Eastham vacation rentals mean you’re visiting at the perfect time to hit the waves, when the waters are at their warmest and the vast majority of seaside activities are available. Rentals usually offer air conditioning as standard, providing a wonderful, cool night’s sleep after a day on the sand. Spring and fall are generally cooler, and are a great time to visit if you want to explore the local walks and hiking routes.

Natural features

Nature is on your doorstep in Eastham

Visitors to Eastham get to experience some of the most beautiful sights in Cape Cod. A gentle stroll along one of the town’s stunning beaches offers relaxing sea views, while numerous creeks and the Herring River give walkers an alternative way to explore inland. The town’s Indian Walks are popular with local walkers and visitors alike, while a short trip along Route 6 East will take you to Fort Hill Rural Historic District, one of the Cape’s best-kept secrets and home to a host of interesting flora and fauna, with breathtaking views of the waters.

How to get there

How to get to and around Eastham

The nearest airport is in Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), located 19.7 mi (31.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Provincetown, MA (PVC-Provincetown Municipal), which is 21.1 mi (34 km) away.

Where to stay around Eastham?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,859 vacation rentals near Eastham. From 2,259 Houses to 309 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Eastham for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Eastham?

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 Eastham:

  • North Eastham: 705 vacation rentals
  • Dennis Port: 1,154 vacation rentals
  • Hyannis: 1,266 vacation rentals
  • South Yarmouth: 1,554 vacation rentals
  • Harwich Port: 1,121 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 Eastham?

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

  • Cape Cod National Seashore: 4,058 vacation rentals
  • Nauset Light Beach: 4,926 vacation rentals
  • Nauset Lighthouse: 4,885 vacation rentals
  • Eastham Windmill: 5,207 vacation rentals
  • Swift-Daley House: 5,210 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Eastham 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 Eastham?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,259 Houses in Eastham. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Eastham include:

  • Cottages: 309 rentals available
  • Cabins: 309 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 309 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Eastham?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 261 vacation rentals with pool available in Eastham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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