July 19, 2011
Cape Cod Vacation: The Way Life Should Be
While I do enjoy fitness and training for triathlons in this gorgeous weather, my ultimate favorite summer activity is relaxing on the beach. Last weekend, I was able to take a break from the city and head down to Cape Cod. Living on the beach in New Jersey, I had never spent any time at the Cape. I never understood the commotion and the hype behind the Cape. To me, it seemed like you have to leave really early to avoid all of the traffic, just to end up sitting on a crowded beach. Well, after spending a weekend there, I learned I was wrong.
This trip to the Cape we rented a house just around the corner from a private beach. This was perfect because you could avoid the hassle of parking and just walk up to the beach. Being on a private beach it was a little smaller than the public beaches, but still just as nice. I found that while it was crowded, you were still able to have your own space. The water was calm and about 64 degrees the entire weekend. At first I thought this sounded cold (I’m used to it being a little closer to 70) but it felt extremely refreshing from the 90 degree heat. If you don’t enjoy swimming in the ocean you can rent paddle boards, surf boards, tubes, and even kayaks to take through the Atlantic.
If you’re not one to stay in the sun, you can head into the downtown area – dozens of small shops and restaurants line the streets. If you enjoy seafood you can be sure to find the freshest lobsters along the coast!
Even though I was hesitant to check it out, Cape Cod is a great place for a weekend getaway or a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life.