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Things to do in Sandwich, MA 02563

Updated on December 30, 2010

The Oldest Town on Cape Cod - Things to do in Sandwich, MA, Destinations, Photos, Videos and More

This guide page will give you a list of recommended things to do in Sandwich, places to stay, photos, and more about Cape Cod's oldest town. Sandwich, MA is located just east of Bourne, and west of Barnstable. The town is home to one of Cape Cod's most visited beaches, Scusset Beach, one of the Cape's most popular upscale hotels, the Dan'l Webster Inn (which is also a restaurant), and is the beginning of Cape Cod's best known scenic backroad, King's Highway, or Route 6A. Keep reading to find more recommendations, photos, videos, and links for the town of Sandwich!

Sandwich is one of the oldest towns in Massachusetts, and the oldest town on Cape Cod.

Hotels in Sandwich

Where to stay in the town of Sandwich, MA

Sandwich is one of the quietest towns on Cape Cod. With beautiful backroads and charming Salt Box style Cape Cod Colonials, you'll find plenty of antique shopping in town, along with some of Cape Cod's best art galleries. The beaches in Sandwich are all located along the northern shoreline. If you're looking for a true New England experience, Sandwich will give you that small town feel right on Cape Cod. Some of the best places to stay are more upscale, beautiful inns like Dan'l Webster Inn. Anywhere you stay in town, you will be very close to the center of town, as well as the attractions of Hyannis and Falmouth. Here are some of the recommended places to stay:

Dan'l Webster Inn, Sandwich,MA

The Daniel Webster Inn is one of Cape Cod's best places to stay. The rooms range in price from moderate to a little more on the expensive side, especially in the peak times of summer and early fall. The rooms are beautifully decorated, with heated floors and whirlpool tubs in some rooms. The downstairs has a great restaurant and pub, which are both very popular for locals and tourists alike. If you're going to stay here, anticipate higher weekend rates (like most other hotels), but also anticipate a lot of amenities like in room spa service available (a great way to treat yourself).

Other places to stay in Sandwich:

Official Sandwich Town Links - Find more information about Cape Cod's oldest town:

Here are some websites all about Sandwich:

Right: The Oldest House in Cape Cod, Historic Hoxie House

Sandwich is located in the Upper Cape region of Cape Cod. It is bordered by the towns of Falmouth, Mashpee, Bourne, and Barnstable. A small sliver of Sandwich is located north of the Cape Cod Canal known as Scusset Beach. Sandwich is also the oldest town on Cape Cod, being settled in 1637.

250th Anniversary Celebration of Sandwich Book - A 1923 reproduction of this classic book

Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of Sandwich and Bourne, at Sandwich, Massachusetts, September 3, 1889
Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of Sandwich and Bourne, at Sandwich, Massachusetts, September 3, 1889

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.


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Classic Books on Cape Cod - Guides, photographic books on Cape Cod

Here's some recommended reading on Cape Cod, including guides and photo essays:

Cape Cod Wide
Cape Cod Wide

A panoramic photo journal of Cape Cod in this beautiful book gives a glimpse of some of the amazing sights to see on the Cape.

Cape Cod and the National Seashore: A Photographic Essay by Charles Fields
Cape Cod and the National Seashore: A Photographic Essay by Charles Fields

A photographic essay of Cape Cod and the Cape Cod National Seashore, by Charles Fields. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then it's appropriate this is titled an essay.

Journey Around Cape Cod from A to Z (Journeys)
Journey Around Cape Cod from A to Z (Journeys)

A journey around Cape Cod, from A to Z - this guide is the perfect childrens book for any child that's visited Cape Cod or lives there!

Cape Cod and the Islands: Where Beauty & History Meet
Cape Cod and the Islands: Where Beauty & History Meet

Find beautiful photos and history in this guide on the Cape Cod and Islands.

The Photographer's Guide to Cape Cod & the Islands: Where to Find the Perfect Shots and How to Take Them
The Photographer's Guide to Cape Cod & the Islands: Where to Find the Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

Ever wondered where the best photos of Cape Cod and the Islands can be found? This great book will point out where those hotspots are located, as well as the best ways to photograph them.


Sandwich Beach and Marsh - Photographic study of landscape features of Sandwich tidal marsh

This is a photographic study of mid-afternoon light and shadow over a variety of landscape features around the Cape Cod Bay beach and tidal marsh in Sandwich, MA. Pix taken in mid January, 2010.

Sandwich Heritage Museum & Gardens

Sandwich Heritage Museum & Gardens
Sandwich Heritage Museum & Gardens

Seal Finds a Big Meal at the Sandwich Hatchery - Seal swims two miles from shore to this Sandwich fish hatchery

"Its either a very smart little seal or a very lucky little seal," said Katie Touhey, a spokeswoman for the Cape Cod Stranding Network, a program of the International Wildlife Fund.

- Cape Cod Times

Views of the Sandwich Board Walk - Visiting the boardwalk at Sandwich

Sites in Sandwich - Sandwich waters

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      David 3 years ago

      - Kylie, you know that we love to hear words like these! I still remember how gilggy you were during your engagement session with us, and how much fun it was. We knew from that very first session just how special our time with you guys was going to be. Jenni and I are incredibly honored to hear how your wedding book makes you FEEL. If it touches you in the same way that it touched us when we saw the photos, then we have reached our intended goal. We wanted to show in pictures just how lovely and how passionate a couple you and Scott are. His devotion to you is so plain to see. The honeymoon session we had with you guys on the Cape was such a fantastic experience! I wish we could do that again! Going there for those photos and working them into the design of your wedding book was definitely the way to go! A bride who pursues her DREAM for photos is the Perfect Bride to us.We just loved working with you guys. And we hope to hear from you again as your family grows. 01.31.08 10:25am

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Actually, I made a Squidoo lens about "Odd Towns" and I mentioned Sandwich in it.

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      I have never been to Sandwich, MA but have to say it made me hungry just seeing the title ;) Actually looks like a quaint and quiet fave kinda place.