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Wellfleet on/after Labor Day weekend

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Wellfleet on/after Labor Day weekend

We've found some lovely accommodation in Wellfleet for w/b 5th September. That weekend is Labor Day, which people have told me is the end of the season. Will everything (shops, restaurants, attractions etc) shut down - on the day itself and/or for the season?

Also what will the weather be like then, will it still be warm enough to go on the beach?

Thanks :-)

Vicki (London)

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1. Re: Wellfleet on/after Labor Day weekend

Everything will be open, but things will be less crowded, as the students have mostly gone back to school by then. The weather is usually very nice at that time of year, but can get a little cool in the evenings, so bring a sweater or light jacket. We can even have some hot days, but the sun warms you even on cooler days at the beach.

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I think that Labor Day week has to be among the nicest for visiting Cape Cod. Crowds will be down but everything will still be open. Water will be warmish and the sun should shine for you. The only negative (and it's minor) is that the sun sets earlier than in the height of the summer so your days are a bit shorter.

I do hope that you are getting off-season rates for your rental. Rates should go down starting Labor Day Saturday.


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3. Re: Wellfleet on/after Labor Day weekend

Labor Day Weekend is very crowded here. Try not to leave the Cape on Monday (7th) as traffic will be very bad. Traffic may also be bad arriving Saturday as a lot of people come for the weekend. Friday traffic would also be bad.

Some shops will start closing some days per week, but it will not be many of them, that really starts after Columbus Day.

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