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 February 29, 2024
76
Listed
148
Avg. DOM
N/A
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$2,985,000
Med. List Price
76 Properties
Page 1 of 7
7
Beds
9F51/2
Baths
3.66
Acres
2012
Year Built
456
Days on Site
22200155
MLS
5
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
2.5
Acres
2004
Year Built
77
Days on Site
22305213
MLS
4
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
9.53
Acres
2018
Year Built
211
Days on Site
22303202
MLS
7
Beds
6
Baths
5.98
Acres
1988
Year Built
588
Days on Site
22203874
MLS
8
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2.45
Acres
1900
Year Built
349
Days on Site
22300899
MLS
4
Beds
2F31/2
Baths
0.08
Acres
1990
Year Built
5
Days on Site
22302465
MLS
$9,950,000
Neighborhood: Oyster Harbors
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
1.65
Acres
1999
Year Built
123
Days on Site
22304800
MLS
10
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
1.79
Acres
1924
Year Built
168
Days on Site
22303969
MLS
8
Beds
7F11/2
Baths
0.82
Acres
1992
Year Built
133
Days on Site
22304640
MLS
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
0.66
Acres
1870
Year Built
29
Days on Site
22400368
MLS
5
Beds
4
Baths
0.7
Acres
2016
Year Built
7
Days on Site
22400645
MLS
$7,900,000
Neighborhood: Saquatucket Bluffs
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
1.05
Acres
1968
Year Built
80
Days on Site
22305249
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.