Destination guide

Harwich is ready for fun. Are you?

Whether you book Harwich vacation rentals for a weekend or all summer long, the beautiful seaside will reel you in. From the downtown Main Street shops of Harwich Port, to the quaint Historic District of Harwich Center, there is plenty to see and do here. The handsome harbors offer a whole array of boating opportunities, and the warm waters of Nantucket Sound make for wonderful watersports. Families with children will sure to have fun in Harwich, so be sure to ride the bumper boats or go-karts, and attend a baseball game while you’re here.

Things to do

Harwich: So much more than just beaches

With so much sugar-white sand and shining sun, no wonder people flock to the Cape every summer. But there is more to Harwich than just its beautiful beaches! From Harwich vacation rentals, you can hike or bike the Cape Cod Rail Trail, and don’t forget to check out the Old Colony Rail Trail leading off it. Catch the Harwich Mariners playing a game of baseball in their hometown, or spend time on your swing at the 18-hole Cranberry Valley Golf Course. Head on over to the First Crush Winery to taste Cape Cod wines while watching them being made.


Harbor huge fun in Harwich

Take advantage of the seaside location of Harwich vacation rentals and spend your days splashing in the waves. Try deep sea fishing, whale watching, or rent a boat and explore. For something more energetic, how about surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, or simply swimming in the warm sea? If you prefer the relaxed lifestyle, just lie on the sand with the latest bestselling novel and catch some rays. To see true Harwich, take a tour of its famous cranberry bogs, and if you’re here in September, don’t miss out on the annual Cranberry Festival!


Harwich is stunning all year round

Harwich, Massachusetts, receives 46 inches of rain per year, which is just over the national average, but don’t let this put you off! With a yearly average of 201 sunny days and July highs of around 77°F, you’re sure to have your fun in the sun. Winters here are fairly chilly, with January lows of 24°F and an average of 24 inches of snow per year. The vacation season gives Harwich another lease of life, so book Harwich vacation rentals then to see a different side of this Cape Cod town.

Natural features

Harwich: Coastline of the Cape

Harwich is located just west of the southeastern corner of Cape Cod and its popularity is due in part to being close to the Cape Cod National Seashore. This coastal town shares the largest lake on Cape Cod, Long Pond, with the neighboring town of Brewster, and its beaches lie on the Nantucket Sound side of the Cape. To breathe in beautiful floral aromas, the Cape Cod Lavender Farm is sure to delight. With over 14,000 plants surrounded by 60 acres of stunning scenery and woodland walking trails, this place is truly a feast for the senses.

How to get there

How to get to and around Harwich

The nearest airport is in Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), located 11.8 mi (18.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Provincetown, MA (PVC-Provincetown Municipal), which is 26.9 mi (43.3 km) away.

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

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 Harwich:

  • Harwich Port: 1,083 vacation rentals
  • West Harwich: 272 vacation rentals
  • Osterville: 300 vacation rentals
  • West Yarmouth: 524 vacation rentals
  • West Dennis: 1,238 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 Harwich?

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

  • Red River Beach: 4,515 vacation rentals
  • Bank Street Beach: 4,544 vacation rentals
  • Cape Cod Theatre Company – Home of the Harwich Jr. Theatre: 4,754 vacation rentals
  • Allen Harbor Marina: 4,656 vacation rentals
  • Cape Cod Lavender Farm: 4,720 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,857 Houses in Harwich. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Harwich include:

  • Cottages: 418 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 418 rentals available
  • Cabins: 418 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 Harwich?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 394 vacation rentals with pool available in Harwich. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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