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Brewster Attractions

Freedom To Explore

Ocean Edge is located in the picturesque, historic Cape Cod town of Brewster, MA.

  • The Great Outdoors

    Pick up the twenty-six mile Cape Cod Bike and Rail Trail at Ocean Edge and continue to the Cape Cod National Seashore all the way to Provincetown. The "bike trail" as it is known, is for bikers, walkers, and joggers. The Rail Trail is dotted with plenty of opportunities to visit other beaches and ponds, or to grab lunch or an ice cream cone along the way. Bike rentals and helmets are available at Ocean Edge for all ages, as are baby buggies that attach to adult size bikes, and tandem bikes for kids too young to keep up. The Bike Trail is safe for strollers and motor vehicles are not allowed. For more information visit www.capecodbiketrails.com.

    Just a three minute bike ride from Ocean Edge is Nickerson State Park. A haven for campers, Nickerson offers paddle boat rentals and a chance to swim in some of the Cape's most scenic ponds.

    Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor's Center

    Approximately 27,000 acres of picture-perfect uplands of undeveloped beaches, salt marshes, bike trails, kettle ponds, ocean, protected bays and forest. The Cape Cod National Seashore is comprised of land from the Southern tip of Monomoy Island off Chatham to Provincetown.

  • Shopping

    The search for a perfect scone is over when you reach Hopkins House Bakery and Americana Gift Shop. Here you will find fresh and delicious muffins, scones, cookies, pies and desserts.  The gift shop features antiques, primitive reproductions, folk art, Mary Beth Baxter art, and accessories for your cottage. 

    2727 Main Street, Brewster, (508) 896-3450. (Seasonal)

    The Brewster General Store is as authentic and down to earth as its photos suggest. The 155- year old store offers a unique assortment of great coffee, pastries, morning papers, penny candy, wacky kitchen gadgets, arguably the Cape's best fudge, and all the necessities of a beach vacation including sunscreen, flip flops and cool t-shirts and sweatshirts. 1975 Main Street, Brewster, (508) 896-9753.

    The Strawberry Patch features a unique collection of "hand-tiques", a gift shop with a toy section. Behind the shop is a fantastic garden and arborvitae maze for younger children, and an amazing working train set that mimics old Brewster, featuring our very own Ocean Edge Nickerson Family Mansion. 2550 Main Street, Brewster, (508) 896-5050.

    (Temporarily located in the upstairs of The Brewster General Store)

    Open year-round, the Brewster Bookstore, is packed with books, games, greeting cards and gifts. Voted Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston Bookstore on Cape Cod", the Brewster Bookstore features regular book signings and events. The recently expanded children's section has the best selection of kids books and fun stuff on every topic. 2648 Main Street, Brewster, (508) 896-6543.

    You might be tempted to stop roadside on 6A at the grocery store, but please make that stop at Ferretti's Market to stock up on items for your villa. Boar's Head meats, fresh breads and pies, and ready-to-grill items are all available at Ferretti's. Sandwiches are made to order, so stop by before the beach (beware, lunchtime gets crowded, so call in orders early!) To get there, take the back entrance at The Villages at Ocean Edge and a right onto Route 137. Ferretti's is just a 1/2 mile down the road on the right, at the corner of Underpass Road and 137. 501 Underpass Rd, Brewster, (508) 896-8991.

  • Sports

    While visiting Ocean Edge, hop on the bike path a mile down the road to see a Brewster Whitecaps baseball game. As part of the Cape Cod Baseball League, the Whitecaps have recruited some of the nation's best college level players. Check out the Whitecaps summer morning baseball camp for kids, taught by these rising stars from 9am-12pm daily.

     Cape Cod Walking Paths

    Cape Cod Pathways is a growing network of trails linking Cape Cod's coastal areas, historic villages and open space overseen by the Cape Cod Commission. (508) 362-3828

    Cape Cod Bike and Rail Trail

    The Cape Cod Bike and Rail Trail is a 26-mile paved bikeway that runs from South Dennis to Wellfleet. The terrain is mainly flat, with some minor grades at certain sections, specifically Orleans and Wellfleet. It offers the most variety in scenery and natural Cape landscapes and can be accessed from The Villages at Ocean Edge near Britterige Village. Bike rentals on our new Freedom Flyer bike fleet are available at The Mansion and The Villages at Ocean Edge. Bike rentals at The Villages at Ocean Edge are seasonal, please contact Front Desk.

    Harbor Lights Mini Golf

    Picturesque and good family fun and conveniently located on Underpass Road, off Route 6A, Brewster. 508-896-2691. (Seasonal)

    Kayak Tours

    Close by you’ll find Jack’s Boat Rental at Nickerson State Park in for kayak rentals.  Brewster (508-896-8556). Or for longer excursions through the salt marshes try Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans (508-255-0816).

    Stand-Up Paddling

    The warm water bayside beaches and ponds of Brewster are perfect locations for Stand-Up Paddling (“SUP”). Ocean Edge has partnered with the best SUP provider this side of the Cape to offer lessons and excursions on the beach. Meet up with SUPers on the Bay Pines Beach, and sign up for a lessons or a sunset paddle. Offered during high tide only. Request a reservation by calling (774) 722-5750.


    Join Captain Bob Rice aboard Sabbatical, a beautiful cutter-rigged classic. Cape Sail offers private sailing charters and a variety of learn-to-sail programs from beginner to advanced, including customized alternatives to the traditional sailing school. Sabbatical is a rugged Southern Cross sailboat - proven ocean passage makers. Whether you are interested in a half-day sail boat charter, overnights to the islands or gaining the confidence and competence to skipper your own boat, Bob's patience, experience and skill can meet your needs. Bob has been a Coast Guard-Licensed Captain since 1983. (508) 896-2730

  • Camps

    If after participating in OceanEdgeVenture and Junior Sports Camps your crew is still itching for more summertime fun, check out our neighbors next door, Cape Cod Sea Camps.  Camps Monomoy and Wono have played host to campers from throughout the country and around the world. Known as one of the great sailing camps, CCSC has also gained a reputation for excellence in a wide variety of traditional camp activities including Swimming, Tennis, The Arts, Archery, Riflery, Landsports and over 15 other major activities. CCSC's Day and Resident Camp Programs offer a variety of session lengths to accommodate busy summer schedules and camper readiness.

    For younger campers and shorter programs, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History offers school vacation and summertime programming that includes learning about marine life and exploration on the unique warm water tidal flats of Brewster.

  • Art & Culture

    The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

    is housed in a 17,000 square foot building surrounded by 300 acres of town owned conservation land. There are two floors of exhibits about the Cape flora and fauna, including exhibits on whales, indigenous birds, and coastal change. Don't miss the library and Museum Shop, as well as guided nature walks and special camp programs for kids in the summer.

    869 Main Street, Brewster (508) 896-3867

    Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts

    Be awed by the beauty of exhibits in 7 galleries. Stroll and relax in the sculpture garden. Treat the kids to special summer classes. Catch a movie in The Screening Room. Shop for unique gifts by local artists and artisans in the Museum Shop. 60 Hope Lane, Dennis (508) 385-4477

    Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream


    is a 40-minute drive from Ocean Edge, a day trip well spent to the beautiful tip of Cape Cod. The quaint town is known for its galleries, restaurants, and arts community. It's alive with the energy of diversity and enterprise - extroverted and embracing. Provincetown celebrates the strength of its commitment to the many cultures that have made a home here - British, German, Italian, Irish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Jamaican, Nepalese and young student-workers from Eastern Europe.

  • Orleans

    Orleans Candlepin Bowling Center

    With 14 lanes, this is an all-candlepin bowling center. 191 Route 6A, Orleans (508) 255-0636

    Deep Sea Sport Fishing

    Rock Harbor Charters has 18 fully-equipped charter boats available for daily 4-hour and 8-hour trips on beautiful Cape Cod Bay. (508) 255-9757

    Nauset Beach Concert Series

    Concerts at the Nauset Beach gazebo Monday nights in July & August from 7-9pm. End of Beach Road, East Orleans

  • Chatham

    Chatham Center Spend a day or evening shopping in nearby Chatham Center, just a 10-minute drive from Ocean Edge. On Main Street, the best way to get around is on foot. Great shopping includes confections, artwork by local artists, nautical antiques, jewelry, clothing for men and women, kid’s stuff, sports memorabilia, music and more.

    Band Concerts

    Friday evenings at 8pm in July and August at Kate Gould Park on Main Street.

    Monomoy Seal Cruises

    Meet Chatham’s best known residents, the gray and harbor seals. Enjoy a 90 minute tour along the entire west side of the Monomoy Islands and the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge.

    30 Wikis Way, Chatham (508) 945-5450.

  • Harwichport

    Here’s a way to keep the whole car happy, take a drive to Harwich for an afternoon or an evening with the kids.

    Grand Slam Entertainment 

    Grand Slam offers baseball and softball batting cages and bumper boats. We suggest bringing a towel for the bumper boats you will get wet! Batting cage features 9 slow and fast pitching machines from wiffleball to machines pitching 80 mph. 322 Route 28, Harwichport, (508) 430-1155 (Seasonal).

     Bud’s Go-Karts

    Unique to the Lower Cape, this long-established go-kart center is easy to find on the corner of Route 28 and Sisson Road. It rings all summer with the delighted shrieks and shouts of families speeding on the makeshift freeway. In the summer, it's open daily with evening hours.

    362 Sisson Rd., Harwichport, (508) 432-4964. (Seasonal)

    Trampoline Center

    Kids will have a great time jumping to their hearts' content. A dozen large trampolines in a fenced-in outdoor area are set at ground level, so even the smallest small fry can fly high. Please, no shoes and no flips. The center is open daily from mid-June through Labor Day.

    296 Rt. 28, Harwichport (508) 432-8717 (Seasonal).

    Monomoy Island Excursions

    The seals of Monomoy are a rare treat seen close up from the shallow drafting seal watch vessel Perserverance. You will glide though narrow channels and into isolated lagoons where hundreds, sometimes thousands of Gray Seals swim and lay out along the shore. And you will spy sea birds and once in a while, the shadow of a great white shark passes by. Some of the best ocean fun adventure for your family.

    702 RT 28, Harwich Port (508)-430-7772

  • Wellfleet

    The Beachcomber

    The Beachcomber has been a must-visit destination for surfers, families, beach-goers and music lovers for more than 50 years. And it’s no wonder – it’s the ultimate summer location, a beach restaurant and bar on a bluff overlooking the Cahoon Hollow Beach. Here you will enjoy live music, cool cocktails, fantastic food, stunning scenery and friendly atmosphere. We recommend arriving early for the beach in the summer months (before 11am weekdays, 10:30 weekends) and plan on spending the day into night.  Get to the Beachcomber and get your wave on! 1120 Cahoon Hollow Road, Wellfleet, (508) 349-6055.

    Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

    Wellfleet Bay provides peace and unmatched beauty on the hillsides and shoreline overlooking Wellfleet Harbor. Extensive trails bring you to a panoramic salt marsh, sandy barrier beach, and pine woodlands, each attracting a wide array of wildlife. The sanctuary features a universally accessible trail and an award-winning "green" nature center with numerous exhibits and aquariums. 937 acres and 5 miles of gorgeous trail. Universally accessible. Great outing for all ages. 291 State Highway, Route 6 South Wellfleet, MA 02663. (508)-349-2615.

  • Provincetown

    Provincetown is a 40-minute drive from Ocean Edge, a day trip well spent to the beautiful tip of Cape Cod. The quaint town is known for its galleries, restaurants, and arts community. It's alive with the energy of diversity and enterprise - extroverted and embracing. Provincetown celebrates the strength of its commitment to the many cultures that have made a home here - British, German, Italian, Irish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Jamaican, Nepalese and young student-workers from Eastern Europe.

    Art’s Dunes Tours

    Take a tour of the peaked hill bars historic district sand dunes on the Provincetown Cape Cod National Seashore protected lands.  Art’s offers a wide variety of tours to suit everyone's needs and are perfect for people of all ages.  See the "dune shacks" where famous artists and writers like Eugene O'Neill and Harry Kemp became inspired to create their art.  Tours depart daily from the center of Provincetown.  Call or stop by to reserve your next trip, (508) 487-1950.

    Provincetown Whale Watches

    Sightings are guaranteed on your trip to Stellwagen Bank to see the world’s largest mammals. You will be thrilled at the sight of the great whales of the North Atlantic: Humpback, Finback, Minke, Right and Pilot whales. Dolphins, porpoises and seals are common sightings as well. The experienced crew offers an educational experience for the family, knowledgeable about whales, wildlife, and Provincetown’s local history. Vessels have open decks and a lounge in a climate-controlled main cabin, offering food and your favorite beverages. Departures daily at noon from June 21st-September 7th. 309 Commercial Street, Provincetown (800) 225-4000

    Dolphin Fleet of Provincetown

    Each Dolphin Fleet vessel is specifically designed for whale watching and comfort. There is a sundeck on the second level and a walk-out platform for viewing on the bow. The interior cabin has seating for over 100 passengers and the cabin is centrally heated and air-cooled. Both breakfast and lunch are served on board and beer, wine and cocktails are available. Daily April 12th-October 27th. MacMillan Pier, Provincetown (800) 826-9300.

    SeaSalt Charters - Private Whale Watching & Fishing

    SeaSalt Charters provides a unique opportunity to explore the whales’ feeding and nursing grounds of Stellwagen Bank(just a few miles north of Provincetown, MA., Cape Cod) on a private, comfortable boat with just you, your family, and friends.  Operated by some of the most experienced, licensed whale watch Captains in the world, you are assured of a memorable and meaningful experience.  With thousands of whale watch trips and dozens of years of experience under their belts, our seasoned Captains know where to find the most active whales whether they are spy-hopping, flipper-flapping, surface feeding, tail-lobbing, babysitting their calves–or if you’re lucky- -BREACHING! (508) 444-2SEA.

  • Theaters

    Academy Playhouse

    Main Street, Orleans, (508) 255-1963

    Popular plays and musicals

    Cape Cod Melody Tent

    West End Circle, Hyannis, (508) 775-5630

    Concerts, Music, Comedy and Kid's Shows

    Cape Playhouse

    Route 6A, Dennis, (508) 385-3911

    Featuring Hollywood, Broadway and TV Stars

    Cape Repertory Theatre

    Route 6A, Brewster, (508) 896-1888

    Entertaining local artists and actors

    Harwich Junior Theatre

    105 Division Street, West Harwich, (508) 432-2002

    A family theatre and classes

  • Movies

    Please visit the Concierge Deck for a current schedule

    Entertainment Cinemas

    Patriots Square Mall, South Dennis, (508) 394-4700

    Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre and Cinemas

    Route 6, Wellfleet, (508) 349-7176