Fall is Best Time to Visit Cape Cod, Top Ten Reasons From MoreBeach.com

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Fall is the best time to visit Cape Cod. MoreBeach.com, the leading provider of New England beach information, gives the top ten reasons.

Each summer millions of tourists visit Cape Cod for a vacation between Memorial Day and Labor Day. With 600 miles of coastline and 150 fresh and saltwater beaches the Cape is a great place to get away from the heat. But here's a secret - Cape Cod locals believe that fall is truly the best time to visit. Here are the 10 most popular reasons from http://www.MoreBeach.com to come to Cape Cod this fall for a weekend getaway or an entire week.

1. Crowds are gone - There are no more miles-long backups getting onto and off of the Cape. Waiting at restaurants is over. Beach parking lots have plenty of spaces, bike trails are wide open and getting a tee time for golf is a snap. It's even possible for a car to make left-hand turn again!

2. The weather is perfect - It's comfortably warm during the day and nicely cool at night. The sky is a brilliant blue and the lower angle of the sun creates stronger shadows that inspire artists. Sunrises and sunsets are fantastic.

3. No more bugs - Bites from greenhead flies and the tiny flying pinheads that locals call "noseeums" are fees, like beach parking, paid only from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

4. Free access to all beaches - During summer you need to have a town beach sticker to visit many of the Cape's best beaches - beaches which are truly for "locals only." There is no reciprocity between towns so a sticker from Sandwich, for example, will not be helpful in Wellfleet. In the summertime the beaches that are available to the public often charge parking fees of $15 per day. After Labor Day all of the beaches are open and the parking fees are gone. In early fall the water is still warm enough to enjoy.

5. Prime time for bird watching - Cape Cod is a rest stop for birds migrating south for the winter. The marshes and ponds are great for viewing.

6. Great shopping and loads of activities - Ten years ago much of the Cape closed up after Labor Day. Not anymore. Today all of the best shops remain open through Christmas. Season activities are plentiful.

7. Friendlier locals - Cape Codders smile again when the tourist deluge becomes a drizzle. Just stop and ask one where you can get the best "chowdah".

8. Fall foliage late in the season - When the leaves have peaked in New Hampshire and Vermont they're just getting started on the Cape - until then, flowers of all shapes and colors are still in bloom.

9. Great surfing and fishing - Hurricanes following the Gulf Stream often send clean overhead waves to Cape Cod's Atlantic beaches. The stripers and bluefish are back. Join in or just watch the fun.

10. Find great deals at Inns, B&Bs, Hotels, Resorts and Rental Homes. Here are two great ideas:

  •     Located in historic Sandwich, just over the Sagamore Bridge, the Belfry Inn & Bistro offers sumptuous décor, imaginative interiors and outstanding service. Many rooms feature fireplaces, whirlpool tubs for two, stained glass windows, private balconies, and many unique touches. http://www.BelfryInn.com
  •     Truro Adventures has a superb view of Provincetown from a private beach and offers luxury 5, 6 and 7 bedroom homes with deluxe amenities such as tennis court, basketball court, putting green, bocce, widescreen TVs, exercise machines and much more. This fall 2008 through spring 2009 the homes may be rented for a weekend (2 nights minimum) rather than a full week. http://www.TruroAdventures.com

http://www.MoreBeach.com is a leading provider of New England beach and waterfront area information. The website offers a comprehensive database of the beaches of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine along with forecasts, web cams and online community. Owners and managers of hotels, inns, B&Bs, resorts and rentals are invited to list their properties at MoreBeach.com's newly created vacation pages. From vacation planning to waterfront activities to fantasizing and remembering, MoreBeach.com connects people to the places they love.

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