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Harwich [dead link] is in Massachusetts on Cape Cod. It includes the villages of Harwichport, South Harwich, and West Harwich.

Get in[edit]

Map of Harwich (Massachusetts)

Route 6 to Exit 10, right on Route 124.

Get around[edit]

  • Freedom Cruise Line, Inc., 702 Main St., Harwich Port, +1 508-432-8999. Ferry service to Nantucket.
  • Bike the Cape Cod Rail Trail. This 22 mile bike trail follows an old railroad bed through several towns. Check their website or call them to check for closures.



  • Bank Street Beach, Bank St (on Nantucket Sound near Harwichport center; at the end of Bank Street). This beach is typically busy in the summer season, and with its warmer waters is a great location for swimming, lounging, and for the kids to chase and catch hermit crabs.
  • Pleasant Bay Beach (Off Route 28). Calm water beach with sandbars. Popular with clammers. Open to non-residents.




  • Bell's Neck Conservation Area, Bell's Neck Road (off Depot Road). Almost 250 acres of conservation land, featuring a herring run.


  • Bud's Go-Karts, 9 Sisson Rd, +1 508 432-4964. Kids can ride Go-Karts and hit the ball in the batting cages for about $6 a person. To ride your own Go-Kart you need to be at least 8 years of age and to ride with someone you need to be at least 16 years of age. Adults can ride with children that are younger than 8 for the same price of $6.



Main Street (Route 28), Harwich Port has a string of interesting shops.

  • Harwich Antique Center, 10 Route 28 (Main Street) (Just over the Harwich/Dennis line), +1 508-432-4220, . M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 11AM-5PM. Harwich Antique Center is a large group shop featuring antique, primitive and vintage furniture, jewelry, coins, paper items, books, military, trains, art glass, fine china, advertising, musical items and memorabilia, nautical, etc. From $1 to high end items. There are weekly free events on everything from furniture restoration workshops to free appraisals to animal rescue benefit days.



  • Lighthouse Cafe, 216 Main St, +1 508 432-5399. Breakfast, cash only
  • Sundae School Ice Cream, 606 Route 28, +1 508 430-2444. Home made small batch premium quality ice cream. Serves sundaes, ice cream cones, frappes, and giant banana splits. Very customer friendly and many flavor options to pick from.
  • Georges Pizza House, 564 Massachusetts 28, +1 508 432-3144. Offers a huge selection of grinders and pizzas, calzones, and salads.




  • Cape Cod Claddagh, 77 Main St (West Harwich), +1 508 430-2440. Irish pub
  • Cape Cod’s Irish Pub., 126 Main St (Route 28), +1 508 432-8808. Open daily 6PM-1AM July–August, weekends May – September. Live music Fri and Sat nights (in season), including karaoke. Check their website for the entertainment schedule. Great atmosphere and normally frequented by younger adults (college age and above). Good place to meet people.




  • Commodore Inn by the Sea, 30 Earle Rd, +1 508 432-1180. 27 rooms.
  • Handkerchief Shoals Inn, 888 Route 28, South Harwich, +1 508-432-2200, . This unpretentious roadside hotel is 6 miles from the 19th-century Chatham Light lighthouse and 9 miles from biking and hiking at Nickerson State Park. The conservatively decorated rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers, as well as microwaves and minifridges. Kids age 12 and under stay at no charge. Complimentary amenities include parking and breakfast (seasonal). There's also an outdoor pool.
  • Harbor Breeze Inn, 326 Lower County Rd, +1 508 432-0337. Bed & Breakfast. Rooms and suites. Nice gardens, walk to beach.
  • Inn on the Beach, 16 Bank St (Harwich Port), +1 508 432-2900. Beachfront on Bank Street Beach.
  • Seadar Inn By The Sea, 1 Braddock Ln, +1 508 432-0264. Rooms and suites. Early American motif. Oceanfront.


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Routes through Harwich
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