Destination guide

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

Natural features

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.

Transport

Transportation to and around Sandwich

Fly into Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), the closest airport, located 11 mi (17.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Plymouth, MA (PYM-Plymouth Municipal), which is 18.2 mi (29.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Sandwich?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,916 vacation rentals near Sandwich. From 2,182 Houses to 442 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sandwich for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Sandwich:

  • Katama: 278 vacation rentals
  • West Yarmouth: 494 vacation rentals
  • West Dennis: 907 vacation rentals
  • Woods Hole: 146 vacation rentals
  • White Horse Beach: 52 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 Sandwich?

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

  • Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center: 2,707 vacation rentals
  • Wing Fort House: 3,110 vacation rentals
  • Sandwich Boardwalk: 2,865 vacation rentals
  • Sandwich Town Hall: 2,746 vacation rentals
  • Thomas Dexter's Grist Mill: 2,744 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,182 Houses in Sandwich. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sandwich include:

  • Cottages: 442 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 442 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 176 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 Sandwich?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 317 vacation rentals with pool available in Sandwich. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.