21. Brewster, Massachusetts
Where to Stay in Brewster, Massachusetts:
Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club: A favorite with families, there’s activities and attractions for everyone, from the five swimming pools!,the bicycling (right on the Cape Cod Rail Trail, to the fabulous golfing. The premier resort on the mid-Cape.
The Candleberry Inn
Step into the dining room and you’re in a 1790s two-story “sea farm” with wide-board pine floors and “bubble and wave” glass windows. B&B host Charlotte Fyfe is a fifth-generation Cape Codder and a locally acclaimed baker, whose skills are displayed in the shortbreads and scones set out for afternoon tea. Like most old Brewster homes, it’s had its share of paying guests. Author Horatio Alger came in 1864 and stayed for two years.
Where to Eat in Brewster, Massachusetts:
Brewster Fish House
This retail fish market-turned-hotspot restaurant serves up fantastic chowder and lobster bisque. Entrees include local flounder dusted with fines herbes in a tomato-and-fennel broth and garlicky clams with pasta. If you can break from the beach at lunch, indulge in the fried-seafood options–clams, oysters, scallops, or calamari, always fresh from local waters. Get there early and bring patience or a book; this spot doesn’t take reservations and the dining room is small.
Great Attraction in Brewster, Massachusetts:
Stony Brook Grist Mill and Museum
Between June and August, this restored, waterwheel-powered grist mill is open to the public.
Cobie’s Clam Shack
This fried seafood landmark has been dishing out the onion rings since 1948.