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The Perfect Day in Harwich

The five towns of Harwich are full of colorful cranberry bogs, pristine beaches, one-of-a-kind attractions like a famous lavender farm, fine restaurants offering a terrific buffet of culinary options, and great boating and fishing opportunities.


East Harwich • Harwich • Harwichport • South Harwich • West Harwich


For breakfast all day long, go to the Family Diner (774-408-7580), a fun new spot with 1950s flair right on Route 28 in the former Friendly’s restaurant. For the kite of your dreams, stop into Dr. Gravity’s Kite Store (508-430-0437) and fly it on Red River Beach. You can’t leave Harwich without a visit to Cape Cod Lavender Farm (508-432-8397). Walk the rows of lavender and woodland trails or browse the gift shop and take the sweet scent of Cape Cod home with you.


Watch boats bob in charming Saquatucket Harbor out on the back deck at Brax Landing (508-432-5515). Whether it’s just a drink and appetizers before heading off or the massive one-and-a-half pound steamed lobster, you’re bound to enjoy a meal with a serene view. White sands await down the road at Bank Street Beach. The warm waters of the Nantucket Sound average above 70 degrees in the summer, making the beach a swimmer’s haven. Nearby, the blues and stripers off the Wychmere Harbor jetty make for great fishing.



Eating out every meal of a vacation can get expensive, but at Land Ho! (508-430-0404) you don’t have to break the bank for great food. Just like its original location in Orleans, friendly staff serve an array of seafood and grill options, soups, sandwiches, and daily blackboard specials. The stuffed clams are big and legendary! And the fun and excitement of Fenway Park can be found right on Cape Cod at a Cape Cod Baseball League (508-432-6909) game in Harwich Center. The Harwich Mariners are one of 10 teams in the league and took home the championship in 2011.

Annual 2013 Event

Toast of Harwich
May 10, 2013
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