The relaxing scent of the sea, walking on the beautiful beaches, wonderful tasty restaurants, an abundance of art galleries and antique shops, golf, walking and biking trails, whale watching, tranquil marshes and dunes, and cranberry bogs are only just some of the things you will enjoy when you come to visit Sandwich on Cape Cod.
First incorporated in early 1639 and known as Cape Cod’s oldest town, Sandwich is named for the seaport of Sandwich, Kent, England. Located at the far eastern end of the Cape Cod Canal on the shores of Cape Cod Bay, you can instantly feel the town’s rich history the moment you drive into Sandwich.
With plenty of miles of beaches, the northern point of Sandwich is where Sagamore Hill and Scusset Beach State Reservation lie. Scenic back roads lead to cranberry bogs, salt marshes and breathtaking views of Cape Cod Bay. The charm and uniqueness of Sandwich, combined with its location, makes it an attractive place to both live and visit.
Sandwich was the site of early Quaker settlement, and now hosts the oldest continuous Quaker Meeting in the United States. Many of today’s prominent Sandwich families have Quaker ties. Including beautifully preserved centuries-old historic homes, you can find the Benjamin Nye Homestead and the Hoxie House which is the oldest house on Cape Cod.
Sandwich is home to numerous art galleries, rare book and antique stores, and a major portion of Otis Air National Guard Base. A working grist mill known the Dexter Grist Mill, is the oldest on Cape Cod and stands in the Village center, next to one of the oldest Town Halls in the United States.
There are so many great attractions in Sandwich, including Heritage Museums and Gardens, the Wing Fort House, the Sandwich Glass Museum, the Thornton Burgess Museum, and Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen. With so much to do here, this is for sure a popular destination where families tend to come back year after year.