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Beach in Barnstable

Sandy Neck Beach

The barrier beach at Sandy Neck extends 6.5 miles along Cape Cod Bay, backed the entire way by undulating dunes and a scenic salt marsh. It's a destination for all sorts of recreational activities: brisk summer swim…
Ice Cream in Barnstable

Four Seas

This local institution near Craigville Beach has been dispensing homemade ice cream (and sandwiches) since 1934. Expect lines out the door, since everyone – including the Kennedy clan, whose Hyannisport home is near…
Beach in Barnstable

Craigville Beach

Looking for a warm-water swim? Craigville, like other south-side beaches, has warmer water than those on the north side of the Cape. This mile-long stretch of sand is a great swimming beach that attracts a college c…