Wellfleet Travel Guide

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Wellfleet Things to Do

  • The Dunes!

    If you ask me (or not) I'll tell you that Wellfleet's number one attraction is the dunes at Cahoon Hollow Beach. They are simply gorgeous and should not be missed. Unfortunately you can't really tell how high they are from some of my photos. Was I too chicken to go down them? A little. Was I more worried that I'd never get back up? Bingo!

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  • Wellfleet Harbor

    We drove down here to check it out. We were hoping that there would be more shops to look at but there aren't really. There are, however, some nice looking restaurants that would probably be worth checking out.Dogs are not allowed on the beach so we didn't stay long.

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  • Cahoon Hollow Beach

    Beautiful Beach!!! At bottom of cliff....Warning!!! Water is very cold!!! Freezing! But the waves here are awesome! If you are from New England, you can hack it. If not, you better stick to the ponds!

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Wellfleet Hotels

  • Even'tide Motel and Cottages

    650 U.S. 6, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, 02663, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Southfleet Motor Inn

    999 Rt. 6, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, 02642, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Mainstay Motor Inn

    2068 Route 6, Box 295, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, 02663, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

Wellfleet Restaurants

  • A Wellfleet Staple

    We had lunch a very seafood-oriented lunch at Winslow's. Although it was a little brisk it was still comfortable enough to sit outdoors. We had a dog with us so this was a good thing. It's right on Main street and up on a bit of a hill so we had a great view of the town as well as the lovely old house that the restaurant is located in. We split a...

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  • Best Raw & Burger Bar

    Most popular restaurant in town. Overlooking Mayo Beach and Wellfleet Harbor. Breakfast lunch & dinner served. Excellent raw bar with shellfish from their own grant. Best burgers on Cape Cod! Excellent wine list. Friendly bar area. Also the Bombshelter Bar downstairs for the hard core types. Hamburger platter with sauteed onions on top and fried...

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  • By Far The Best Restaurant on the...

    The food and service are both unbelievable!!! This place has it all, and then some. From when you sit down...crackers & cheese, bread & whipped butter, decanter of water....to the salad which was sooo delicious! And then the main course.....filet mignon and scallops! Nice portions, could not finish meal. The ambiance is wonderful also! Very quaint,...

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Wellfleet Shopping

  • So much to choose from!

    Imagine the joy of finding a store where everything is 50% off. Well, that's what we found when we discovered Laxmi. It's all in the timing I guess....The store sells mainly import, lots of fun Indian clothing pieces, jewelry, gifts... you get the drift.

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  • Amish Quilts

    The most beautiful handmade quillts. All made by the Amish in Pennsylvania. Fun to browse, but do not touch! Most of the quilts are in the $1,500 range. (I actually bought one this summer!). But there are affordable placemats and wall hangings. $1,500

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Wellfleet Warnings and Dangers

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    by Bostongrrl Updated Sep 12, 2003

    Do not climb on the cliffs or dunes. There is enough erosion already, do not add to it. You also may be harming the wild life. Respect our beaches. And READ THE SIGNS!

    These beaches are part of the National Seashore and considered a national park.

    Cahoon Hollow Cahoon Hollow
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    • Beaches
    • National/State Park

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Wellfleet Off The Beaten Path

  • Decoration Overload

    This sort of behavior is usually reserved for Christmas. So imagine how refreshing it was to find all the Halloween fun on someone's front yard. Yeah, we totally trespassed and took photos. Wouldn't you?

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  • Definately Worth A Stop

    This town is very artsy, just as you are passing through stop to admire; local art and antique shops.We stopped in a great little shop and picked up some unique tee shirts for the family - look for the gecko logo.

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Wellfleet Sports & Outdoors

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    by clamhead Written Oct 7, 2006

    Its all about beaches. Hike them, Bike them, and Paddle them along 50 miles of trails and empty beaches in the Cape Cod National Seashore. The best on the East Coast.

    Equipment: good hiking shoes with wide soles for the beaches; Any decent trail bike will do the job both on and off the bike trails; and for kayaking you can go the novice route in the ponds and estuaries or you can go into the surf and yak the Atlantic Ocean (on a flat day).

    Of course you can go for surfboarding, parasurfing and parasailing if you are up to it.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Kayaking
    • Cycling

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Wellfleet Favorites

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    by clamhead Written Mar 16, 2003

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    Favorite thing: If you like oysters, come to the annual Oyster Festival in October and enjoy the best oysters in the world! Live music, food stalls, shellfish and an oyster shucking contest. Small town and fun.

    Fondest memory: The wide open sandy beaches on the bay side and ocean side. Some 30 miles of beaches mostly in the Cape Cod National Seashore. Hiking, biking, boating & fishing. Best time to visit is in Setp & Oct when it is still warm and the crowds are gone.

    Harbor across oyster flats
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    • Beaches
    • Festivals
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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