For 33 years, our loyal readers have been voting for Cape Cod Life’s Annual Best of Cape Cod & the Islands Readers’ Choice Awards.

Best of Cape Cod AwardFrom restaurants and gift shops to sunset spots and more, our readers have shown love and support to the local businesses, who are the heart and soul of our community.

Whether you’re a visitor trying to find the Best Outdoor Restaurant to take in the views or get the scoop on the Best Ice Cream Shop, a native Cape Codder making a day trip to Nantucket looking for the Best Beach, or a local in search of the Best Lobster Roll, our digital guide puts the best of Cape Cod and the Islands at your fingertips.

None of this is possible without our readers, who cast their votes and surprise us with their witty, charming, and often astonishing submissions to our Annual Photo Contest. Your support fuels our efforts and propels the dream our publisher, Brian Shortsleeve, imagined all those years ago. Thank you to everyone who voted this year, and congrats to our 2024 winners!

You’re the BEST!

Christina Galt, Digital Editor, Cape Cod Life Publications

Thank you to our 2024 Presenting Sponsor: The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod!

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2024 Annual Photo Contest

21 winners across 5 categories including our Grand Prize Winner!

View all winners or explore by category.

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    Cape Characters

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    Kids & Pets

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    Recognizable Places

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    Photographers' Choice