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Best Sunrise Spots on Cape Cod

We always get asked where the best sunrise spots on Cape Cod are, so we decided to put together a list of some of our favorites! If you're a sunrise lover like us, you'll want to check out this list of some of the best spots. Did we miss any? Leave a comment below! 

  • Surf Drive Beach (Falmouth) - Surf Drive Beach offers beautiful views of both Nantucket Sound and Martha's Vineyard. It is within walking distance to Main Street Falmouth, the perfect place to grab a coffee after an early morning sunrise!

Surf Drive Beach

Photo by @sobrien0120

  • Lighthouse Beach (Chatham) - the perfect place to start your day. With an expansive sandy beach, watch a stunning sunrise while strolling along miles of Cape Cod's coastline. 

Chatham Lighthouse Beach

Photo by @tomriley

  • Nauset Beach Dunes (Orleans) - Nauset Beach stretches 10 miles to Chatham Harbor. There is an "outer" beach, designated for off-road vehicles. Experience a wide-open beach, perfect for walking to start the day. 

Nauset Beach Dunes

Photo by @tomascamacho19

  • Marconi Beach (Wellfleet) - known for its steep sand cliffs and picturesque views, experience a sense of solitude at Marconi Beach during sunrise.  

Marconi Beach

Photo by @ewphoto1988

  • Nobska Lighthouse (Woods Hole) - Nobska Lighthouse marks the connection of Vineyard and Nantucket Sound with Buzzards Bay. Look into the endless horizon and experience jaw-dropping views. 

Nobska Light Beach

Photo by @heather.tradd

  • Seagull Beach (Yarmouth) - overlook stunning views of Nantucket Sound and watch the sunrise over the horizon in Yarmouth. 

Seagull Beach

Photo by @bettywileyphoto

  • Cahoon Hollow Beach (Wellfleet) - with steep 75-foot dunes leading to the beach, Cahoon Hollow is known for its amazing views and white sand. It is also known as the "Beachcomber Beach," as it is home to the Beachcomber Restaurant and Store located at the top of the dunes. Start your day off at sunrise, and stay for an awesome beach day at Cahoon Hollow!  

Cahoon Hollow Beach

Photo by @wellfleetbeachcottage

  • Coast Guard Beach (Eastham) - part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Coast Guard Beach is the location the Mayflower first made landfall. You can see early morning surfers catching waves, and maybe a seal swimming by at sunrise! 

Coast Guard Beach

Photo by @bettywileyphoto

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    • These blogs paint a beautiful picture of what Cape Cod offers (with words). Enjoy reading them every time!

      Chuck Schwartz

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