Cape Cod Waterfront Homes

Searching for waterfront property on Cape Cod can be simultaneously exciting and confusing. Waterfront properties on Cape Cod range from direct access to the ocean to frontage on a bay, pond, or lake, depending upon their location.

From flood insurance to tidal changes, mooring availability and beach access, it is important to have a real estate professional by your side who can provide guidance on these issues. Our website offers view of waterfront property by both town and neighborhood so that you can most efficiently focus your search and make the right choice. If a waterfront home challenges your budget, you may interested in a waterview home.

Cape Cod Waterfront Homes For Sale

Cape Cod Waterfront Homes For Sale June 24, 2024
150
Listed
85
Avg. DOM
N/A
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$2,295,000
Med. List Price
150 Properties
Page 1 of 13
$15,900,000
Neighborhood: Cannon Hill
5
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
2.18
Acres
2020
Year Built
32
Days on Site
22402425
MLS
7
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
2.86
Acres
1930
Year Built
13
Days on Site
22402778
MLS
5
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
2.5
Acres
2004
Year Built
193
Days on Site
22305213
MLS
4
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
1.06
Acres
2020
Year Built
11
Days on Site
22304844
MLS
8
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2.45
Acres
1900
Year Built
465
Days on Site
22300899
MLS
8
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
7
Acres
1958
Year Built
27
Days on Site
22402489
MLS
6
Beds
6F41/2
Baths
17.5
Acres
2009
Year Built
64
Days on Site
22401665
MLS
4
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
9.53
Acres
2018
Year Built
327
Days on Site
22303202
MLS
7
Beds
6
Baths
5.98
Acres
1988
Year Built
704
Days on Site
22203874
MLS
$9,950,000
Neighborhood: Oyster Harbors
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
1.65
Acres
1999
Year Built
239
Days on Site
22304800
MLS
10
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
1.79
Acres
1924
Year Built
284
Days on Site
22303969
MLS
8
Beds
6
Baths
2.94
Acres
1940
Year Built
112
Days on Site
22400780
MLS

More About Cape Cod Waterfront Homes

Cape Cod Waterfront Home Considerations

  • Location — do you want to be near a bustling resort area or town or are you looking for a more secluded retreat away from the crowds?
  • Consider the property more than the structure — you may fall in love with a house but realize only after buying it, that the swimming isn’t ideal or there is a 10-year wait for a mooring to use your boat. Tides can also be a strong factor in limiting when you can use a boat and even access the beach. You can change the house but you can’t change the property so research is essential.
  • Flood zones and insurance — Flood insurance is often critical for waterfront properties, even if you’re not technically in a designated flood zone, so budget for premiums accordingly.
  • Easements and Rights of Way — check for any easements or Rights of Way on your property that grant others access to the water through your land. Easements can impact your privacy and control over the shoreline so understanding these rights is key before making a purchase.
  • Permits and Restrictions — waterfront properties often come with specific zoning regulations, environmental permits, and restrictions. These rules may limit construction, renovations or additions, to protect the local ecosystem. It’s important to understand what improvements you can and cannot make before purchase. For example, Cape Cod has stopped issuing permits for new boat docks so you are unable to build a new dock, regardless of what the listing may say.
  • Property condition — erosion, exposure to saltwater and other harsh weather conditions all affect a property’s condition as well as the need for ongoing maintenance. Understanding the history of the property and its resilience against natural elements is vital to avoid future surprises.