Luggage and bags: You can rent bikes at the Cape and if that is something you want to do then don't forget to bring bike packs with you so you can carry a picnic with you to eat on some nice bluff.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Water shoes, sandals, and clothing for warm and cool weather are a must. The days can be hot in the summer but cool off quickly at night, particularly in May, June, September. The warmest months are July and August.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you camp, prepare for sand and wind.
Miscellaneous: We've included a link below for you to check out regarding youth hostels at the Cape, a nice alternative if you're looking for cheap and simple.
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Miscellaneous: I found it difficult to locate a good set of general maps and guides for Massachusetts. There are plenty of destination guides such as ones for Boston or Worcester or CapeCode but not an overall guide. AAA Trip Guide for the Northeast and Delorme Massachusetts Guide probably had the better information. Grab one of those if you can and put it in your car for your next trip.Related to:
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Bring wamer clothing even in summer
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Flip flops or water shoes for beaches as some beaches have coarser sand, pebbles and the sand does get very hot!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Even in summer nights can get cooler so make sure you have some warmer clothes like sweatshirts or light jackets.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dress in layers. Gets cool in the evenings.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: We brought our bathroom cabinet and toilet paper.
Photo Equipment: Bring cameras
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: We had no problems with bugs, carried water bottles with us. Sometimes your away from town for a while.
Miscellaneous: Just let Goooooooooooooooooooo! Have Fun!
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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The weather in Massachusetts changes alot. Always bring short sleeves, shorts, long sleeves, pants, sweat shirts, bathingsuits, jackets, rain gear, coats, mittens, gloves, hates and scarves if you plan on coming any time within spring, winter, or fall. In the summer, be sure to pack rain gear, and a sweat shirt just incase.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you're going to go to the beach (and in the water for a swim) on Cape Cod, be aware that the shoreline is filled with sharp, broken shells and pebbles that were murder on my tender soles. I found some swimming slippers in one of the department stores. A must have if your used to the Pacific shoreline.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: We visited in July--the height of summer and of tourist season. Take your bathing suit and plenty of sunblock. The water on the Atlantic side is awfully chilly, even in midsummer. If you plan to surf, be advised that many of the surfers we saw were in wetsuits. You'll want sandals or surf shoes that can get wet, so you can wade along tidal pools at low tide or just protect your feet from the somewhat rocky bottom of the Atlantic. A jacket/sweatshirt and long pants are advisable too, as the weather can change quickly and evenings can be cool. The style on the Cape, for the most part, is extremely relaxed and you can leave the fancy stuff at home.
Luggage and bags: A cooler was invaluable on our many trips back and forth to the beach. We have a six year old so it is nice to have water, juice and snacks ready to go rather than have to head back up to the house.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Family Travel
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