Activities & Local Attractions

The part of Cape Cod farthest from the mainland is known as the Outer Cape. With windswept sand dunes, pristine freshwater ponds, and pounding surf, you feel closer to nature here than anywhere else on the Cape. Oyster Cove puts you in the midst of this paradise.


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Activities at Oyster Cove

If you want to spend your days on nature trails and 30 miles of open beaches, while enjoying enjoy fine dining at night, Wellfleet is for you. Indian Neck Beach, one of the bay beaches easily accessible from Oyster Cove, can be reached by a pleasant walk along the cove. For the more ambitious, a 20-minute stroll along the harbor edge at low tide leads to Uncle Tim's Bridge and the center of town. In Wellfleet, you can find shopping, art galleries, restaurants, and a real "Old Cape Cod," experience.

Sightseeing spots less than 20 minutes away include Provincetown, a fishing town that also boasts a historic lighthouse and a thriving community of artists. The Cape Cod National Seashore includes several visitor centers and miles of marked nature trails. Nearby swimming, biking, golfing, kayaking, fishing, sailing, and whale watching can be easily arranged. There's also an Audubon Nature Preserve. Things to do include:

  • Beachcombing On Miles of Cape Cod National Seashore Beaches
  • Biking (Cape Cod Rail Trail and Bike Rentals)
  • Birding (Guided Walks In the Audubon Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary)
  • Dining Out (There Are Many Fine Places To Choose From)
  • Fishing Trips (Stripers, Blues, Tuna...Dick Knows Where to Go)
  • Flea Market (Largest On Cape Cod; Fri, Sat & Sun At Wellfleet Drive-In)
  • Fly a Kite (Or Go Para-Sailing Off the Backshore Dunes)
  • Gallery Hopping (Wellfleet Is 'the Gallery Town,' Also Provincetown)
  • Golfing (Chequessett Yacht & Golf Club and Highland 9 Hole 'Links')
  • Hiking (Miles of Trails and Beaches In the Cape Cod National Seashore)
  • Jogging (On the Back Roads Trails and Beaches)
  • Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddling, and Windsurfing (In Harbor or Freshwater Ponds)
  • Movies (Wellfleet Cinema or Drive-In)
  • Music (Beachcomber, Cape Cod Chamber Music Series, Preservation Hall, Payomet)
  • Nature Walks (On Your Own Or Guided By Park Rangers)
  • Provincetown Visit (Plan To Spend a Half Day and Have a Meal There)
  • Read a Book (We Have Thoreau, Mailer, etc. In Our Library)
  • Sailing (Rent a Daysailer At the Town Pier and Explore the Harbor)
  • Shopping (We'll Direct You To It)
  • Square Dancing (On the Town Pier Every Wednesday Evening)
  • Swimming (Fresh Or Salt, Ocean Or Bay, Surf or Sandbar)
  • Tennis (Several Public Courts To Go To)
  • Theater: New (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater W.H.A.T.)
  • Truro's Highland Light (Picturesque Lighthouse On the Way To Provincetown)
  • Whale Watching (1/2 Day Trip To Stellwagen Bank From Provincetown)