Right before our trip to Cape Cod, I came across this article on Travel + Leisure that listed Route 6 on Cape Cod as one of the most scenic roads in America. Of course, it made me even more excited for our visit, but honestly, nothing could have prepared me for the beauty that was Route 6 at the top of the Cape. As we drove through the protected lands of the Cape Cod National Seashore around Provincetown, I was reminded of the Travel + Leisure article and realized that this was indeed one of the most beautiful roads I’ve ever had the privilege of traveling.
On this sunny spring Sunday afternoon, we had the pleasure of stopping at Herring Cove and Race Point Beach, both in Provincetown, and Marconi Beach in Wellfleet. Of course, these beaches are nothing like what we’re used to in Maine, but they did remind us a bit of the wide sandy beaches and large dunes of the Outer Banks and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina, where we grew up.
We walked the length of Race Point Beach for a couple of hours, saw all kinds of wildlife (including horseshoe crab scurrying across the ocean floor) at the jetty-protected Herring Cove, and enjoyed a wonderful lunch from Relish under the 100ft. cliffs of Marconi Beach. All in all, it wasn’t bad for a lazy Sunday before 2pm.