BEACH & WATER
Here are some useful links to start your exploration
of Cape Cod Beaches and other water related activities
Beaches & Water Related Activities on Cape Cod
Pictured below is one of the finest public beaches
on Nantucket Sound - Kalmus Beach. Kalmus Beach is
located about 3/4 of a mile from the Inn.
Kalmus Beach - down the
A second beach is 1/4 mile closer to the Inn -
Veteran's Beach is wonderful for small
children because it has no great drop-off and the waves are very
small and gentle.
Both of these beaches have restrooms and
Veteran's Beach has a snack bar as well. The water temperature
at these two Hyannis beaches is the warmest ocean water between Cape
Cod and Florida! This is because the Nantucket Sound is relatively
shallow and has a sandy bottom. This reflects the sunlight and warms
the water appreciably. In addition, the Gulf Stream flows through
just the other side of Nantucket and this brings warm water all the
way up from the Caribbean to this part of Cape Cod.
Make sure that you take a wonderful Sunset Cruise or
Lighthouse Cruise aboard the newest and best addition to Hyannis'
tourism fleet the Bay Spirit. Click
here to visit their web site for more info. (especially
recommended by Ken as a great Cape activity!).
|Complimentary local beach shuttle stops in fromt of the Inn during the summer
||Here you can see the big car ferry leaving for
Nantucket. This photo was taken from the balconyat the Harbor House Inn. The ferry passes by both
of Hyannis' beaches several times a day.