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  • Wellfleet Harbor
    Wellfleet Harbor

    Wellfleet Harbor

    Take a walk at the marina and watch shellfishermen

    Fishing trips and sailing expeditions start at the marina.  There’s a great walkway where visitors can see shellfishermen at work at low tide.  Benches invite the visitor to sit a while and enjoy the view.

  • Perfect Beaches
    Perfect Beaches

    Perfect Beaches

    Explore miles of deserted beach

    Wellfleet is famous for magnificent beaches, towering sand dunes, and breathtaking nature walks. With four beaches on the ocean, and three on the bay, visitors have ample opportunity to enjoy the sun and surf.

  • Restaurants
    Restaurants

    Restaurants

    Enjoy Wellfleet oysters and local seafood

    Wellfleet offers many great restaurants in summer, including the world famous PB Boulangerie Bistro.  On Saturday evenings, stroll through the village for art gallery openings. On Wednesdays, join the town folk on the pier for an old-fashioned square dance. At low tide, shell fishermen dig for oysters and clams on the flats.  Oysters are on the menu in all the local restaurants.

  • Wellfleet Ponds
    Wellfleet Ponds

    Wellfleet Ponds

    Discover Wellfleet's unique kettle ponds

    Nestled in the woods, Chez Sven is within walking distance of Dyer Pond, described by the NY Times as the Cape’s “most beautiful, most hidden, most serene.”  Wellfleet has thirteen ponds, a swimmer’s delight.  Learn about how they were created by glaciers at the Seashore HQ in Eastham.

  • Entertainment in Wellfleet
    Entertainment in Wellfleet

    Entertainment in Wellfleet

    See a play at WHAT or Harbor Stage

    Spend a few hours at the Flea Market, held in the parking lot of one of the last real drive-in movie theaters in America. The drive-in presents double-features all summer. Attend lectures and book readings at Wellfleet's five-star public library. Enjoy concerts at Preservation Hall, the Congregational Church, or Payomet. Attend a play at Harbor Stage or WHAT, two venues for top-notch theater.

  • Outdoor fun
    Outdoor fun

    Outdoor Fun

    Explore the Cape Cod National Seashore or the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (MA Audubon)

    No tour of Wellfleet would be complete without mention of the MA Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, with its well-maintained paths and eco-birdwatching center.  Go for a kayak tour on the marsh or a seal cruise in the harbor.  Hiking, biking, and paragliding are fun activities year-round in the National Seashore. 

About Wellfleet

Wellfleet in a nutshell:

WHY? Wellfleet was chosen as one of the 10 most perfect summer getaways by the Fine Living Channel.  The town is bounded by spectacular beaches and towering sand dunes, with the roaring surf of the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the tranquil waters of Cape Cod Bay to the west.  Known as the Cape’s “art gallery town,” Wellfleet is also famous for pristine kettle ponds and oysters.  61% of Wellfleet is within the Cape Cod National Seashore, which means fewer houses and more nature trails.

WHAT? Wellfleet is a former fishing village.  Today the 3000 residents make a living from tourism, shellfishing, and service trades.   There are also many artists and writers, as well as an active theater community.  The Summer 2006 Annual Guide issue of Cape Cod Life says, “Wellfleet … has largely escaped the progress of strip shopping centers, beachfront condos, and suburban sprawl.  It is, for many visitors, a step back in time, more similar to places where they grew up than to what they now call home.”

WHERE? Location, Location, Location …. Chez Sven is centrally located on Old King’s Highway, a “scenic road,” unpaved as in colonial times.  It is a quick walk to Long and Dyer Ponds or into the village (1/2 mile to Long Pond; .8 mile to Wellfleet center) and only 2 miles to spectacular Cahoon Hollow Beach.

WHEN? Natives know that the best time to be in Wellfleet is spring or fall, when the village resumes a slower pace. April and May offer the excitement of a drowsy town waking up for the rental season. The flowers are out; the beaches and trails deserted. By June, the rhythm has picked up. In July and August, Wellfleet is in great demand, so reserve early.  In September, the ocean is warm and garden tomatoes are ripe. October offers international travelers a chance to admire fall foliage. Wellfleet holds its Oyster Fest the week end after Columbus Day (in October).

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  • Annie
    Annie

    Thank you for letting us stay in pretty Seagull Cottage. What a restful place! The children loved splashing in the ponds, particularly Dyer Pond. The beaches were amazing. We return to London refreshed and ready to face the world again.

    Annie & Steve, London, England

  • Meredith
    Meredith

    Chez Sven was the perfect oasis after our many miles of biking. We enjoyed the company during breakfast and the delicious scones. It’s refreshing to stay in a place so conscious about health and the environment.

    Meredith, Aaron, Harriet & Ari, Somerville, MA

  • Tomas
    Tomas

    How can you ever find words to describe what this week has meant to our bodies, souls and brains? We so enjoyed the long walks along the sea and the talks with our wonderful hosts!

    Tomas & Gunilla, Lulea, Sweden

  • Joy
    Joy

    Thank you for a wonderful experience. Our first time at the Cape could not have been more pleasant. Your home is so lovely and comfortable. Our talks over breakfast (deliciously and thoughtfully prepared) were great.

    Joy & Earle, NY, NY

  • Susan
    Susan

    This was a wonderful place to spend our first September visit to Wellfleet. You were terrific hosts and we loved being surrounded by flowers, quiet, and the warm September sun.

    Susan & Norm, Montclair, NJ

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