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Chatham is a delightful, friendly, whitewashed old town located on the "elbow" of Cape Cod, tucked away in a sheltered harbor between Nantucket Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.

Chatham Bars Inn Resort and Spa, Cape CodIt is well known for its superb shellfish — clams, oysters and mussels are harvested here in abundance. There are some interesting art galleries and boutique shops in the heart of the town and the Old Atwood House Museum delves into the area's history.

Nearby lies the long strand of Chatham Light Beach whilst, just offshore, South Monomoy Island is a delightful bird sanctuary.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Chatham

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Chatham, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Accommodation choices for Chatham

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Chatham. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Chatham Gables Inn - Exterior

      Chatham Gables Inn

      First Class

      Period charm and elegance, personal service and a strong connection to the maritime history of the Cape Cod Peninsula are all on offer at this delightful inn. Its small size and convivial hosts make it feel like a home from home.

    • Chatham Bars Inn Resort and Spa, Chatham

      Chatham Bars Inn Resort & Spa


      Overlooking Aunt Lydia’s Cove, Chatham Bars Inn Resort & Spa is one of Cape Cod’s best resorts. Travelers have stayed at the resort for over a century, and it’s easy to see why with its private beach, sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and close proximity to the shops and restaurants of Chatham.

    • Wequassett Resort, Chatham

      Wequassett Resort


      Overlooking Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Wequassett Resort lays claim to being Cape Cod's premier resort.