I love Cape Cod . . . from its soft sandy beaches, rolling sand dunes, and endless miles of open ocean views, what’s not to love? One of my new favorite spots is Provincetown, also known to many as “P-Town.” It is located on the extreme tip of Cape Cod in Barnstable County and is simply spectacular.
One of my favorite spots in Provincetown was Fisherman’s Wharf. Walking out on the large pier, I was amazed at the size and strength of the massive fishing boats that were docked. These boats were the real deal, and I could only imagine the fierce conditions these boats face out in the cold Atlantic water.
A very unique spot, filled with color and charm only Provincetown can offer.
Walking through this area takes you to Commercial Street, which runs parallel to the beach. It is a small, winding one-way road filled with a wonderful variety of local shops. It truly looks like a movie set. Each shop was more charming than the next.
Nestled among these local gems are beautiful inns, lounges and a fabulous selection of cozy restaurants offering menus filled with locally caught seafood. ‘Jimmy’s Hideaway’ did not disappoint . . . simply amazing!
A further walk out of town, will take you to the start of the beautiful Cape Cod National Seashore Park. It begins with a tremendous rocky jetty that feels like it could take you to the edge of the world.
At this park, you have access to more endless open beaches, hiking trails, and gorgeous salty marshes. In fact, almost 3/4 of Provincetown is preserved in it’s natural state.
My favorite part of this seashore park: great views of the sandy dunes. Truly magnificent rolling hills of sand, covered with various types of beach grass and vegetation are a must see. It’s Cape Cod at its finest.
Even the seagulls knew this was the place to be.
So, while most choose Provincetown as their “summer place”, it has become an instant “anytime place” to me. Winter, spring, summer or fall . . . life is short . . . the time to enjoy it is now. Happy exploring!