Cape Cod has been a global destination for over a thousand years, ever since Norse explorers sailed their way over and called it the “Promontory of Vinland” around 1000 AD. From there, an Italian explorer “discovered” it in 1524, followed by the Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English whose religious exiles, the Pilgrims, settled it in 1620. In the 1800s it was frequented by whaling ships searching the cold Atlantic waters. Beginning in the late 1800s, the beautiful views and sandy beaches began attracting city dwellers looking for an escape from the drudgery and confinement of modernizing urban life. President Kennedy protected the delicate outer banks of the Cape from encroaching developers by designating it a National Seashore in 1961. Today, the Cape and its southerly islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard constitute a trio of coveted playgrounds for an eclectic mix of the wealthy, famous, weird, wild, families, and locals. Today Cape Cod is the heart and soul of New England. Wind-whipped and pocked with deep kettle ponds, the Cape is a popular destination because of its beautiful beaches, quaint fishing villages that also foster thriving art communities, and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Come experience the purest distillation of New England life.
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To celebrate EFP’s 28 years of life, took a quick trip up to Cape Cod.
Ballston beach was the calmest place I’ve been in a long time.
Just don’t swim with the seals!Shark Safety tip number one.
On our way home, made a pit stop at our friend Taylor’s house. She’s currently wrapping up her tour, but was so kind to let us hang out on her beach for a while 💁🏼♀️ #capecodnationalseashore#watchhillwonderland#massachusetts#rhodeisland
The old rescue station at Race Point beach sits all by itself among the dunes looking out to a limitless horizon. Just a flock of gulls and a few fishermen for company this morning.
Great long weekend on #CapeCod with @dnolfe capped off with lunch by the #beach at the fabulous @chathambarsinn (first two photos are our lunch #views ) Other #travelpics include an amazing #pumpkin sale in #Chatham that benefits several Cape charities (we stocked up) and shots from our favorite Cape #beaches . Also a description of one of my favorite #books about Cape Cod — the #OutermostHouse by #HenryBeston . We stayed @whalewalkinn — not only is it a beautiful #inn with delicious breakfast offerings, it’s in perfect location to explore all of our usual favorite towns: Eastham, Orleans, Wellfleet, Provincetown and Chatham. I would highly recommend staying there. #travel#travelphotography#capecodnationalseashore
Truro adventures today. Bunches of miles on two-tracks, back woods dirt roads, and overgrown paths to try to get to the Jenny Lind Tower. Yes, you can just drive up there, but that’s not a proper adventure. We never made it to the tower though because it gets dark at 6 these days and we had to get back to Longnook. Too many fences to get around in the Air Force Base. I’ll be back to try again the long way.