Provincetown – A Beach Town Unlike Any Other
With its miles of majestic beaches, untouched nature on all sides, vibrant culture year-round, and fascinating artistic and maritime history, it’s no wonder that people visit Provincetown and daydream about when they can return. Perched at the tip of the 65-mile-long Cape Cod peninsula, Provincetown is the quintessential beach town, surrounded by Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
The classic New England architecture, walkable downtown, bikeable streets, iconic Provincetown lighthouses and famous dunes, and a laidback, welcoming atmosphere make P-Town a unique and memorable travel destination.
Visit Provincetown: World-Famous Beaches and Natural Beauty, Right at Our Doorstep
Unlike the highrise-packed shoreline in Miami or the developed coast of Southern California, the beaches near Provincetown are pristine, preserved as part of the 43,000 acres encompassing the Cape Cod National Seashore. Herring Cove and Race Point, two beaches just a few miles from the friendliest year-round hotel in Provincetown, are consistently rated among the top beaches in New England. From our doorstep, you can ride bikes on the Province Lands Trail and connect to the surrounding beaches – spend long summer days on the sand and in the water, followed by spectacular sunsets near the Race Point Lighthouse.
Nature abounds just outside Provincetown, from the height of summer to the quieter winter months. Spring is prime whale-watching season, either on guided boat tours or with binoculars from the shores of Race Point.
In addition to humpbacks, you may even get a rare sighting of a North Atlantic right whale. Although highly endangered – less than 350 remain in the wild – some 70 right whales were recently spotted off Cape Cod Bay in April 2023, ushering in the whale-watching season in high spirits.
While whales visit our waters while heading north, monarch butterflies make the opposite trek while migrating south, landing near Provincetown in the late summer and early fall. And throughout every season, Provincetown is a hotspot for birders, with great blue herons in ponds, eagles overhead, red-winged blackbirds in Beech Forest, and piping plovers along the dunes.
Where Art Thrives, All Are Welcome, and There’s Always a Celebration on the Calendar
Provincetown’s culture is defined by open-mindedness, from its storied artistic community to its thriving restaurant scene and a packed calendar of cultural events all year. In addition to being the country’s oldest continuous artist colony, today, there are over 40 contemporary art galleries showcasing art of all types. To dip your toes in the scene, head out for the free Friday Night Gallery Stroll, when galleries throughout downtown open their doors starting in late May and continuing through the summer.
After a day spent at the beach or out on the hiking and biking trails, explore Provincetown’s nightlife. The Payomet Performing Arts Center hosts live music across the street from our Provincetown lodging at the historic Town Hall concert venue, with upcoming shows like Rickie Lee Jones, Martin Sexton, the Wallflowers, and Robert Cray. Near the marina and along Commercial Street, within walking distance, you’ll have your choice of enticing restaurants – get lobster prepared any number of ways at the Lobster Pot, upscale plates with waterside views at P-Town stalwart Mew’s, or small plates and creative cocktails at Strangers and Saints.
Special events bring out the best of Provincetown, from the lively LGBTQ+ celebrations during Pride Weekend to the one-of-a-kind Blessing of the Fleet in late June, which pays tribute to our Portuguese roots. Midsummer brings the Provincetown Jazz Festival, while the 39th annual Women’s Week takes place in October. And right in our backyard, the annual Lighting of the Provincetown Monument kicks off the winter festivities.
For over forty years, we’ve been hosting guests at our historic bed and breakfast right in the heart of Provincetown – stay with us and discover firsthand what makes our little town at the end of Cape Cod so unique!