Sandwich, MA, USA

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Sandwich, MA, USA

Sandwich vacation rentals

Welcome to Cape Cod’s oldest town

As one of New England’s oldest towns, Sandwich is bursting with history. Spend your days exploring the town center and visiting its string of pint-sized museums. The town embodies Cape Cod charm, so why not take advantage of Sandwich vacation rentals and stay local? Choose from a homely line-up of clapboard cottages, complete with spacious living areas and beach chic decor. Fringed by miles of Massachusetts coastline, Sandwich offers plenty of opportunities to swim, hike, bike, fish, and kayak. If you’ve got kids in tow, low tide reveals magical tidal pools that are perfect for beachcombing expeditions.

Discover the Cape Cod coast in Sandwich

If you love sunshine and scenery, Sandwich is a dream destination. Rent a bike and cruise along Cape Cod Canal, or hit the beach and kayak through coastal marshes. If you feel like stretching your legs, the gentle hike to the top of Maple Swamp is a great way to tire out the kids. Or, shift gear and spend your days relaxing on the beach with a picnic. From artisan coffee and organic produce to custom jewelry and handcrafted gifts, Sandwich town center offers a colorful selection of independent stores.

A living slice of New England history

Start with a visit to the Thornton W. Burgess Society, an educational organization that offers a family-friendly introduction to Cape Cod conservation. Hoxie House offers a fascinating glimpse at “saltbox” life in the 17th century, while the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center celebrates all things maritime. The town is also famous for its glass, so don’t miss the Sandwich Glass Museum. Wind things up with a romantic sunset stroll along the historic Sandwich Boardwalk.

Summer vacations in Sandwich

Sandwich is at its best in the summer, when the water is warm and cool ocean breezes bring welcome relief from heat. Of course, summer in the Cape brings flocks of sun-seekers, especially around Independence Day and Labor Day. If you want to beat the evening dinner rush, Sandwich vacation rentals unlock access to gourmet kitchens, outdoor grills, and gorgeous ocean views. If you prefer outdoor adventures over topping up your tan, visit in late spring or early fall. These shoulder months are considered Cape Cod’s best kept secrets, and usher in perfect temperatures for sightseeing, biking, hiking, kayaking, and more.

The allure of the Cape Cod peninsula

Jutting off the Massachusetts coast, Cape Cod is a hook-shaped peninsula that’s been enchanting vacationers for centuries. Sandwich is its oldest town, and is considered part of the Upper Cape. Day trip to a string of stunning beaches, including Sandy Neck, East Sandy Beach, and Sagamore. If you want to build sandcastles on your doorstep, why not snap up one of the oceanfront Sandwich vacation rentals that dot Cape Cod Bay? Green Briar Nature Center’s well-maintained walking paths are great for families, while the Shawme-Crowell State Forest gives way to some of the Cape’s best hiking trails.