Things to Do in Chatham

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Lying between the Chatham mainland and Tern Island, Aunt Lydia’s Cove and its sandbars and island beaches can be viewed from Shore Road and the... Read More

The bright-yellow vessel operated by Beachcomber Boat Tours offers seal-watching tours or drop-offs of passengers at North Beach (and pickups later). Read More

This sweet shop serves fudge in every flavor, from plain vanilla to Marshmallow Fluff to Reese’s. Read More

Chatham Pottery sells heavy ceramic pieces emblazoned with mermaids, shells, and other maritime motifs. Read More

If you’re in the mood for a pint and live music, head to this gritty nightspot, decorated with license plates from around the world. Local bands... Read More

Set beneath the iconic lighthouse in Chatham, scenic Lighthouse Beach is the place for long walks, kite flying, and picnics by the shore. This wild... Read More

Owners Missy Smith and Sarah Rhinesmith Buckley have a great sense of style. One of the front rooms in their ship captain’s house is devoted to... Read More

Captain Keith Lincoln will take you aboard the Rip Ryder to tour the natural beauty of the Monomoy Islands, a protected area for migratory birds and a... Read More

Spread across three islands near Chatham, the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge is a protected area for migratory birds and a popular place to walk. If... Read More

Summer stock theater generally gets a bad rap, but the repertory productions at Harwich’s Monomoy Theatre are first-rate. Read More

Peter O’Donovan relocated from Ireland to open Chatham’s Nantucket Wild Gourmet & Smokehouse, where he cures heavenly organic salmon on... Read More

North Beach is the topic of Henry Beston’s Outermost House and Tim Wood’s Breakthrough: The Story of Chatham’s North Beach. A flat... Read More

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