By Georgina Sturmer
There’s a reason why people up sticks and head to Cape Cod in the summer. We were only there for 5 days and saw a collection of stunning beaches and lovely towns. We were looking for the toddler friendly ‘holy grail’ of a small town by the sea with a high street, beach and decent accommodation within walking distance. We opted to stay in Hyannis, the commercial hub of Cape Cod.
We searched through the beach houses available via www.homeway.com and found Bay View Cottage. The cottage is a (smallish) 2 bedroom house that is technically in West Yarmouth but within walking distance of all the main attractions in Hyannis and just a few hundred yards from the small Bayview beach (which has a small set of swings). It was perfect for us, and the owner, Patty, was incredibly helpful – she even babysat for us.
We spent most of our time playing on the beach, eating and drinking. Our favourites in Hyannis were Fresh Ketch, great lobster mac & cheese and Spanky’s Clam Shack. Further afield in Chatham we had lovely sandwiches at Chatham Cookware and an outstanding lunch at Hangar B. The beach at Chatham was absolutely stunning, although parking can be a bit of a pain.
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