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When You Go to Outer Cape Cod


Art’s Dune Tours
Crazy beautiful, deserted, with haunting vistas over rolling dunes. 508-487-1950;

Beech Forest Trail
Like a stroll through a nature documentary, with abundant wildlife and pretty scenery.

Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa
A private world with elegant suites, interior courtyard, koi stream, and restaurant, at the foot of Pilgrim Monument. 508-487-6767;

Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch
Top-notch excursion with a knowledgeable guide. 508-240-3636;

Herring Cove Beach
Gentle waters, wonderful sunsets, and good whale watching.

Land’s End Marine Supply
From home-repair supplies to plastic Adirondack chairs in every color of the rainbow. 508-487-0784;

Macmillan Pier
Catch a ferry or a cruise or visit the Expedition Whydah museum. 508-487-7030,; 508-487- 8899,

Marine Specialties
So many items, so little time–check out a bridal gown or a bulletproof vest. 508-487-1730;

The Mews Restaurant & Cafe
Everyone’s stopped here, from Sebastian Junger to Norman Mailer, says owner Ron Robin, a former “talk jock” for Boston radio. Seafood, fresh-baked onion focaccia, and 277 different vodkas, from Armenian to Ukrainian. 508-487-1500;

Napi’s Restaurant
A treasure trove of salvage and local art, with an inspiring international menu. 800-571-6274;

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
A seagull’s-eye view of P’town, plus intriguing history exhibits. Celebrate the monument’s 100th anniversary and rededication Aug. 5 this year. 508-487-1310;

Province Lands Visitor Center
Two miles from the tip of the Cape, an observation deck offers a 360-degree view of the dunes and the Atlantic. 508-487-1256;

Provincetown Bookshop
Wide selection of Cape Cod books and local authors (poet Mary Oliver’s a resident). 508-487-0964

Provincetown Portuguese Bakery
Perfect spot for an impromptu pick-me-up. Fill a paper sack with salty cod cakes, novas (sweet almond and cinnamon treats), and thick, custardy slices of bread, and settle onto a nearby beach. 508-487-1803

Provincetown Pulp
Pretty postcards and paper doodads. 508-487-8070;

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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