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Staying in New Seabury...first trip to cape.

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Staying in New Seabury...first trip to cape.

Staying in New Seabury for a week at end of July with 12yo son who likes to boogie board, is adventurous, curious, likes to learn and 14 yo daughter who likes sun and shopping. Would like recs for things to do to please both plus places to eat. We like excellent, not mediocre, food in a casual atmosphere. Please advise. Thanks!

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1. Re: Staying in New Seabury...first trip to cape.

While you will have fun inside New Seabury itself I can tell you will be spending time in Mashpee. Check out the Children's Museum but also all the scientific things you can do in Woods Hole...some reservations are needed. For shopping and terrific dining you'll be visiting Mashpee Commons. Sorry but, without a big storm rolling onshore your son will not be boogie boarding unless you drive out to the Atlantic facing beaches. If you do then the best snack shack is Liam's at Nauset Beach in East Orleans or you can drive on up to Wellfleet's Cahoon Hollow and enjoy the surf, sand and lunch at www.thebeachcomber.com. Park in the restaurant lot and Nauset has a large lot also. I chose both of these town (versus National Seashore) beaches due to your mention of having better dining options and, guess what, the National Seashore has none!

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2. Re: Staying in New Seabury...first trip to cape.

Can you give me the info on best and closest beaches to where we are staying? What about South Cape Beach?

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3. Re: Staying in New Seabury...first trip to cape.

Are there good dining options near New Seabury or will we have to travel? Not sure that after a day at the beach and coming back to shower that we will want to take another longish drive to dinner.

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4. Re: Staying in New Seabury...first trip to cape.

Yes you have the beach right there. Then do a search for restaurants in Mashpee on Yelp and see what appeals to you. You will have a lot of good choices very nearby.

But first don't delay on seeing what your curious son might enjoy in Wood's Hole since you will need to do some advance planning.

Edited: 7:31 am, July 17, 2012
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5. Re: Staying in New Seabury...first trip to cape.

Here's the beach to which you can walk: http://209.18.100.21/Recreation-73.html

And Yes, don't miss South Cape beach:

http://www.google.com/search?=south+cape+beach+state+park&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=5k8FUKmAC8mi2gX8-IyvBQ&ved=0CGIQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=702

These images are nothing more than the results of quick google searches.

Beyond these two beaches you might want to plan a full day trip out to one of the Atlantic beaches for the day. The water will be cold but you'll have the waves that you want. Have fun.

Edited: 7:47 am, July 17, 2012
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6. Re: Staying in New Seabury...first trip to cape.

new Seabury is a part of mashpee. popponesset is part of new Seabury. you will want to visit. Falmouth is just down the road for food. also sandwich is close by for a great cape cod village feel with shops and restaurants fine and casual. you should have no problems.enjoy

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7. Re: Staying in New Seabury...first trip to cape.

Thanks for all the great tips!

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8. Re: Staying in New Seabury...first trip to cape.

where to get best lobster roll?

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9. Re: Staying in New Seabury...first trip to cape.

Right there - Raw Bar

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10. Re: Staying in New Seabury...first trip to cape.

Have now done considerable amount of research/reading online. Since this is our first time to Cape I am confused as to whether we should stick to the area where our house is or try to explore each day. For example, really can't gauge how far it is to each town - particularly, Sandwich, Orleans, Falmouth and Wellfleet which all seem like places we should visit. How much of the cape should we try to see? Should we explore most mornings and head for beach/pool in afternoon? Definitely don't want to be in sun all day, every day. What is a realistic amount of exploring/sightseeing?

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