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Cape Cod is full of interesting towns and villages, but some of the stories behind the names of the locations are just as compelling.


Several places in Cape Cod trace their roots back to English towns. That’s the case with Barnstable, which is also a location in Devon, England.


The town of Chatham was once called Monomoit by Native Americans. It was changed to Chatham in the 1700s after Chatham, England.


It’s likely the name Eastham can also be traced to England. Some believe it was named after Eastham in Cheshire where one of the first settlers was from, while others think it may have been named after East Ham, which was a London suburb.


Other locations, like Brewster, trace their names

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Some people choose Cape Cod solely as a summer destination, but the Town of Falmouth is a great location for year-round living. In fact, it’s one of the most populated places on the Cape, with a year-round population of more than 30,000 people.

That number can easily top 100,000 during the busy summer season. After all, the beaches and warmer temperatures really seem to draw in the crowds.

However, unlike some other destinations on Cape Cod, many attractions in Falmouth stay open during the cooler months of the year. While the big crowds may still start to taper off, you don’t have to worry about everything closing up shop in Falmouth at the end of the summer season.

Main Street is full of storefronts, including some

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One of Cape Cod’s favorite destinations, Provincetown also holds the honor of routinely being named one of the nation’s top beach towns. One of the latest tributes comes from Travel+Leisure.  A couple of weeks ago, the website released a list of what it considers “17 Delightful U.S. Beach Towns”.  According to Travel+Leisure, Provincetown is easily one of the nation’s best.

While only about 3,000 people live in the town year-round, the website acknowledges a whopping 60,000 or so people are known to flood into town during the summer season. Travel+Leisure credits the town’s welcoming spirit, including its vibrant LGBTQ+ scene.

It also credits the town’s beautiful natural scenery, its beaches and the popularity of its restaurants, galleries

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There’s plenty to do, see and explore on Cape Cod, whether you stay on solid ground or venture out on the water. Some of the Cape’s best beaches allow you to experience a little of both worlds.

If you’re looking for some family-friendly fun in Brewster, you’ll want to make plans to pay a visit to Paine’s Creek Beach. Considered by some to be a natural playground, this is a great place for those of all ages to explore, especially during low tide.

Families are often seen out on the tidal pools, walking around and trying to catch fiddlers and horseshoe crabs. In fact, you’ll probably see quite a few families out there with pails and shovels in hand.

Keep in mind, though, during low tide you may be in for a bit of a walk to get to the water’s

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