Cape Cod is a beautiful area to visit all year-round and the central location of Brewster By The Sea Inn on historic Route 6A is ideal to see all that the Cape has to offer. From our beautiful beaches to world-class restaurants, you’re sure to have a fun-filled trip when you come visit!
We’d love to help you plan the trip of the lifetime, so don’t hesitant to ask us for any recommendations. To help introduce you to the area, you’ll find a copy of “The Cape Cod Explorer’s Guide” in your room.
There’s no shortage of places to eat on Cape Cod, and Brewster is no exception. From outdoor clam shacks serving fresh seafood to fine dining restaurants perfect for celebrating a special occasion, it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for within just a few miles of Brewster By The Sea Inn.
Find exactly what you’re looking for by checking out our 2019 Restaurant Recommendations list.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
There are many renowned playhouses to visit on Cape Cod. Our neighboring town, Dennis, is home to the oldest: the Cape Playhouse, where stars like Jessica Tandy, Julie Harris, Helen Hayes, Henry Fonda, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, and Gregory Peck spent time on the stage. Talk about a big playbill!
Brewster is home to the Cape Rep Theatre, which offers a wide variety of plays and musicals, from classical to contemporary. Cape Rep Theatre also has two outdoor stages seasonally during the summer months.
Farther up Route 6 sits The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, which hosts live performances and screenings.
If you’re looking to catch a concert or comedy show while visiting Cape Cod, be sure to check out the events calendar at Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis. The venue hosts big-name acts each summer and is a great place to make long-lasting memories!
Get your exercise while taking in the beauty of Cape Cod’s beaches. Rent a kayak, surfboard, or paddleboard from a local shop like Pump House Surf Shop in Orleans or North Chatham Outfitters in Chatham. If you’re looking for something more adventurous, you can rent jet skis or go parasailing just down the road in Dennis.
Sit back, enjoy a cocktail, and watch the sunset from the deck of The Lobster Roll, a leisurely boat that heads out of Sesuit Harbor in Dennis.
Cape Cod is one of the best seafood destinations in the region, and for good reason. Climb aboard a local charter boat and head out onto the open seas where you’ll fish for local species like striped bass, bluefish, and tuna. One of our favorite local charters is Blue Water Entertainment out of Chatham.
Brewster is home to some exceptional hiking trails. The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is just a quarter-mile down the street and home to beautiful winding trails through a salt marsh (by way of a boardwalk), leading you to a gorgeous secluded beach on Wing Island. Nickerson State Park is a quick ten-minute drive and filled with dirt and paved trails that wind between ponds and beautiful scenery. The 800+ acres of land known as the Punkhorn Parklands is close by and a quiet, serene forest lush with plants and animals.
There are endless hiking trails and nature preserves across Cape Cod, but our favorites include the
- Cape Cod National Season (Eastham-Provincetown)
- Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (Wellfleet)
- Fort Hill (Eastham)
- Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge (Chatham)
We can safely store your bikes in our garage during your stay. If you didn’t bring a bike down with you, no worries! There are plenty of bike shops in town. We recommend Rail Trail Bike & Kayak, just a six-minute drive from Brewster By The Sea Inn.
Cape Cod and the Islands are home to about 50 golf courses, and some even stay open year-round! The world-renowned Captains Golf Course is located close to the inn and has 36 holes amid beautiful pine trees. Browse all of Cape Cod’s golf courses here.
Cape Cod Beaches
The Outer Cape is home to the Cape Cod National Seashore. These beaches have long expanses of dunes and unbelievable views of the Atlantic Ocean. The surf can be a bit rough at these beaches, so take care when swimming, but the beaches are perfect for long walks at sunrise.
Bayside beaches are shallower, warmer, and perfect for relaxing by. At low tide, you can walk out a mile or two onto the tidal flats! One of our favorite beaches is Paines Creek, just down the street from Brewster By The Sea Inn. We like to say that Paines Creek has the most beautiful sunsets on Cape Cod!
THINGS TO DO
Day Trip to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard
These two islands are popular day-trip destinations via ferry. Take your bicycle along to casually explore the islands! Seasonal ferries run from Harwich Port to Nantucket via Freedom Cruise Line, Inc. Year-round ferries run from Hyannis to Nantucket, and seasonally to Martha’s Vineyard, via HyLine Cruises. The Steamship Authority has year-round service to Martha’s Vineyard from Woods Hole.
Discover rare finds in one of the more than 30 antique stores within eight miles of Brewster By The Sea Inn. Here are a few of our favorites:
- The MEWS at Brewster Antiques (2926 Main Street, Brewster)
- Wayne’s Antiques (1589 Main Street, Brewster)
- Antiques Center of Cape Cod (243 Route 6A, Dennis)
The Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis is a perfect place for any art lover, while the John F. Kennedy Museum, a multimedia exhibit that highlights JFK’s time on the Cape with his family, a great fit for history buffs of all ages. Hertiage Museums and Gardens
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is just a stone’s throw from Brewster By The Sea Inn and will teach you about the Cape’s natural environment.
Cape Cod Baseball League
The Cape Cod Baseball League has been a top amateur baseball league since its founding in 1885. Over the years, the league has developed players that have gone on to stars in the major leagues. Cheer on the hometown Brewster White Caps in their quest for victory.
Cape Cod is no stranger to the craft beer boom. Here are some of our favorite places to enjoy a local brew:
- Hog Island Beer Co., Orleans
- Devil’s Purse Brewing Co., Dennis
- Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis
- Naukabout Beer Company, Mashpee