Beaches, Attractions and Recreation

Red River Beach

Red River Beach

Baseball, Cycling, Farms, Go-Carts, Golf, Museums, Theatre, Whale & Seal Watches and more!

Harwich’s number one attraction is its beaches,  and with 22 salt and fresh water beaches it’s easy to see why.

Check out Harwich’s pristine beaches, their  amenities and locations, as well as Recreation Department activities and playgrounds.

Our harbors and bays are active with pleasure  craft and fishing vessels, as well as the seasonal fast ferry to Nantucket.  Land a big one with one of our charter fishing captains, enjoy a romantic sail  on the Sound, explore the waterways by kayak, or spend the day watching seals  or birds.

In addition to enjoying Harwich’s beaches, there  are a multitude of opportunities for fun and adventure ashore.  Cycle or walk past cranberry bogs, lakes and  ponds on the Cape Cod Rail Trail . Golf at the 9-hole Harwich Port Golf Course or the challenging 18-hole Cranberry  Valley Golf Course. Wander along historic pathways  through forest and meadow and explore more than 615 acres of trails and  protected areas at the Harwich Conservation Trust.

Cranberry Valley Golf Course

Stroll our charming villages and streets and visit the  boutiques, antique shops, and galleries along the way, then catch a play at  Harwich Junior Theatre or the Cape Playhouse.

During the summer, take in a Harwich Mariners baseball game – part of the Cape Cod Baseball League that features outstanding college  baseball players.   Attend a concert at  Brooks Park in Harwich Center and join in the fun of the Harwich Port Musical  Strolls. Check out “the local talent” showcasing their talents at Art in the  Park and local craft fairs.

Celebrate Harwich’s marine and agricultural  heritage by visiting local farms and bogs, attending Harwich Farm Fest  and enjoying the multi-day crafts, carnival, food and fun of the Harwich  Cranberry Festival.

For kids of all ages – test your driving prowess  at the go-carts, play tennis or baseball at Brooks Park, or fish from the jetty  at Red River Beach.

With its great location as the gateway to the  Lower Cape, you can also do easy day trips to enjoy the beauty of Heritage  Museum & Gardens, experience the thrill of seeing whales, or attending  performances in Harwich and other near-by towns.