Harwich Port Guide

Harwich Port is located on Massachusetts’s well known Cape Cod. It has plenty of vacation rentals within close proximity to the beach and playgrounds for children. The attractive Harwich port also has a lot of great entertainment to offer visitors. You will find an abundance of seafood restaurants, quaint shops, and a nice beach quiet beach on the Nantucket Sound. Additionally you will be able to explore the quaint neighboring towns on the Cape. Ferries are available to visit the nearby islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.


If you are fond of ceramics and arts, you will be happy to find many galleries within the area of Harwich Port. You can find the premier works of many leading U.S. artisans; e.g. masterpieces at Kreeger Pottery. Other art mediums such as jewelry, clay and fibers are also displayed. Some workshops will get your attention with demonstrations of artists practicing their various crafts.

Although Harwich Port has the appearance of a quaint village, it is fully supplied with the shops you need for essentials. These are Walgreen’s, Price Chopper, Ring BROS Marketplace, Artisan Marketplace and many more.

Things to See

Visit the top Harwich port attractions: Harwich Historical Society, Atwood House Museum, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Cape Cod Museum of Art, John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum and other places that show American heritage.

Witness the secluded fisheries and marine animals in Nantucket Sound located off the shore of Massachusetts. You will notice that Nantucket Sound is a triangular area enclosed by Nantucket Island on its south side, Martha's Vineyard on its west side, and Cape Cod on its north side. Harbor seals are frequent visitors to the Cape’s beaches.

Also, experience sports, entertainment, amusement and theme parks in Grand Slam Entertainment located on the Cape. Enjoy the excitement of slugging in battle cages, new video arcade for huge implicit encounter and boat bumps with water cannons for grave strikes and other exciting activities.

If you are able to rent a car, a trip to the National Seashore along the Atlantic side of the Cape is a must. Cliff-like sand dunes provide beautiful backdrops to the beaches. A drive to the very tip of the Cape will take you to Provincetown; a very well known artist community with abundant shops.

Restaurants and Bars

Harwich Port has an abundance of fine dining establishments; many of which can be quite pricey. There are also quaint and less expensive cafes. Seafood will be featured in most restaurants on Cape Cod; the Cape is named after the fish that provided the living to fishermen for much of the area’s history.

L’Alouette offers fresh seafood, parkland grown liquors and a fabulous interior. Delicacies like shellfish stew, saffron mussel soup and roast duck breast are also included in the menu. If you are a vegetarian, they also offer daily veggies as an option. Tempting fresh original desserts made by gifted pastry chefs are also offered to satisfy your taste.


Talk of the Town Café has a very friendly atmosphere. They serve breakfast and lunch meals with daily specials. A variety of soups, salads and egg sandwiches to choose from are also available.


You can also visit Jack Rooney’s Restaurant. It is a very hospitable restaurant specializing in fresh meals. All the dressings are homemade and their Black Angus steaks are cooked when ordered. They also have a dining room and a traditional brass bar where you can witness the performance of live local entertainers from Thursday to Saturday. Stuffed seafood casserole, an exceptional surf and turf, and lobster wontons are also one of their house specialties.

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