The Most Exclusive Areas on the Cape

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With dozens of beaches, hundreds of charming shops and some beautiful homes, it’s hard to point out just one great location on the Cape. However, some of the most exclusive areas of Cape Cod are appreciated for their extreme luxury and privacy.


Chatham is said to offer one of the Cape’s most scenic golf courses. Eastward Ho! Country Club dates back to the 1920s and is known today for its ultra-exclusive membership. It’s not easy to become a member and the dress code at the golf club is strictly enforced.

For luxury dining and hospitality, Chatham Bars Inn actually features four restaurants and two private dining rooms. It also includes a private beach with cabanas, daily boat shuttles, swimming and more. 

West Yarmouth

West Yarmouth, on the other hand, is home to the ultra-exclusive Great Island. This gated community sits on a peninsula, with miles of extremely private beaches and some pricey homes.

There are only three-dozen homes and a few cottages on Great Island, oftentimes priced in the multi-million dollar range. You’ll also find tennis courts, a 10-hole golf course, a beach club and a protected marina.


Another private golf course on Cape Cod sits in Sandwich. The Ridge Club offers several levels of membership, with access to such amenities as an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts and swimming. The property is open to the public for certain events and social gatherings.


For luxury resorts, be sure to head to Wequassett Resort and Golf Club.  It is located in Harwich, and features upscale accommodations, restaurants and bars. Resort amenities are open to the public, but it helps to make a reservation.

Wequassett, on the other hand, offers five different restaurants. The luxury Harwich resort additionally comes with lavishly designed suites and guest rooms, two swimming pools, Har-Tru tennis courts and golf.


Situated in Barnstable on Nantucket Sound, Osterville is a village by the sea.  The quaint downtown offers exquisite dining and boutique shopping in a charming setting.  Oyster Harbors is an exclusive country club and yachting community located on Grand Island in Osterville.

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