We are driving from Stockbridge MA on 9th October ( hopefully an early start ) and plan to stay 9 and 10 oct on cape cod. On the 11th we have to drive down to newport RI to meet friends by mid afternoon. So, really limited time, but sadly no choice about that. We are not into shopping or 'attractions', we like wildlife, beaches, harbours, seafood, all of which cape cod seems to have in rich abundance. So, any suggestions for where to stay, to get the best feel for the cape. I suspect given our age, bucket list and being from the UK we might not make it back to cape cod again. I would like to maybe stay in a harbour town, and thought about Chatham? or west yarmouth? Is west yarmouth a harbour town?
However, we would also like to see the national seashore. Would be it feasible to stay mid cape for one night (suggestions) and then up to Ptown for 10th. I guess that would give us a long drive to Newport on the 11th though? So maybe two nights in one place and a drive up to pTown? Or do we just miss that out? Sorry, but completely paralysed about where to stay. If anyone has suggestions for this conundrum I would be really grateful. Also any suggestions for lodging - not luxury, more $$ and by the water would be icing on the cake. Thanks folks