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3 Essentials for Your Best Late Summer Cape Cod Adventure

Spellbinding theater. Dreamy day tripping. And so much beach.

We see you, August! The Cape gets very busy during peak season, and August is right around the corner. But don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to book a late summer getaway. Especially if your dates are flexible and you can visit mid-week. The Inn at Yarmouth Port is centrally-located and is the perfect retreat to launch your late-summer Cape Cod adventures, and we’ve taken the liberty of hand-picking three essential experiences to inspire you.


Each year, Cape Cod’s thriving summer theater scene draws out thousands of dedicated actors, directors, stagehands and audience members. This summer is no exception. May we suggest an evening of exceptional theater at ‘the place where Broadway goes to summer’ – The Cape Playhouse? Axe wielding co-stars. Drunken cast members. Misplaced sardines. Gasp-inducing thrills. Spontaneous laughter.  The 2019 late summer lineup – Noises Off and Deathtrap – takes center stage at the playhouse in August and will keep you spellbound until the very last minute. The cultural Cape at its essential best.

If you’re ready to catch the play, the Inn at Yarmouth Port is ready to help with tickets and luxury accommodations (including daily farm-fresh breakfast.)

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Board a ferry in Hyannis for a quick one-hour ride to gorgeous Nantucket island where your quintessential New England late summer day awaits. Imagine life in a different time. Stroll cobblestone streets past preserved sea captains’ homes. Wonder at the pre-Civil War architecture which now houses fine restaurants, inns, museums and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Pop into a shop. Wander along the harbor. Join a walking tour. Rent a bike, scooter or four-wheel-drive to explore miles of beaches, 17th century fishing villages and acres of preserved, pristine and protected lands. Don’t miss the historic Great Point Lighthouse or the Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum to learn why Nantucket’s waters were once the ‘graveyard in the Atlantic.’ You’ll still have time to revisit your glorious Nantucket adventure over cocktails and dinner at one of the islands renowned eateries before the last high-speed ferry carries you back to Hyannis.

Need help with your itinerary? Book direct – we’re at the ready with suggestions and concierge service.


So much beach. And an endless supply of fresh salt air. With 40 miles of seashore, Cape Cod offers many options to put your toes in the sand and let the waters surrounding Cape Cod pull your cares away. Seeking warm, calm waters? Walk for miles at low tide on the tidal flats at Mayflower Beach in Dennis. Swim, fish, boat (or boat-watch!) at Smugglers Beach in West Yarmouth. Windsurf or fly kites at West Dennis Beach- which offers over a mile of shoreline and all the room you need to play your favorite beach games. At days end, walk out the spectacularly long boardwalk, over the salt marsh, to catch the most magnificent Cape Cod sunset at Gray’s Beach in Yarmouth Port. It will be like walking into a painting.

The Inn at Yarmouth Port provides your beach essentials – chairs, towels, umbrellas and snacks. Book your stay with us today.

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