Cape Cod Honeymoon Ideas

Cape Cod Honeymoon Ideas

Are you thinking about a Cape Cod honeymoon? As New England DJs serving Massachusetts, we’ve seen a lot of beautiful areas along the coast that would make the perfect romantic getaway.

Perhaps you got married at one of our favorite Massachusetts venues and are looking to extend your time in the Old Bay State. Or maybe you had a desert or forest wedding and are looking for something completely different for your honeymoon.

A Cape Cod honeymoon is perfect for couples who enjoy all things New England: the beach, seafood, and quaint seaside towns. You can make your Cape Cod trip as high-end or casual as you would like, while still being wonderfully romantic.

We have some fun ideas for how to spend a delightful honeymoon on Cape Cod.

Stay at a Five-Star Hotel

If your honeymoon isn’t the perfect time to splurge on a hotel stay then when is? Staying at a five-star hotel is a great way to enjoy a Cape Cod honeymoon.

There are many places that offer Cape Cod honeymoon packages. Honeymoon packages include things like a bottle of champagne, roses, or couples’ massages. However, five-star hotels usually take honeymoon packages to the next level.

For example, the Chatham Inn offers a “Cape Romance” package that includes not only a 4-course dinner for two, but a private evening sail as well! Snuggle up to your new spouse as you sail on the water of the Nantucket Sound while watching the sunset.

Sun sets over a beach on Cape Cod, with hotels on water in the distance.

Relax by (or on) the Ocean

One of the biggest draws of a Cape Cod honeymoon is spending time along the water. Whether you are looking to swim, sunbathe, or stroll Cape Cod has over 500 miles of coastline to discover!

If you and your spouse enjoy outdoor activities, you’ll have fun getting out on the water in Cape Cod. Kayaks and stand-up paddle boards are easily rentable if you want to explore at your own pace. Or for something exciting, you can take a boat tour, go whale-watching, or share a bottle of bubbly on a sunset cruise.

You can also walk or bike along the official Cape Cod National Seashore.

If you’re looking to just stretch out on the sand and listen to the ocean, some of the best places to honeymoon in Cape Cod are Provincetown, Chatham, and Wellfleet.

Stay at a Historic Bed & Breakfast

The Cape is filled with historic homes, many of which are now bed & breakfasts. If you’re looking for a more low-key Cape Cod honeymoon, a great option is to stay in one of these beautiful buildings.

Step back in time by staying in old sea captains’ homes with views of the ocean. Many of these B&Bs ooze romance with Greek Revival or Victorian architecture. Relax in your honeymoon suite with historic details like working fireplaces or modern touches like jacuzzis.

A blue historic house sits at the end of a stone walkway in Cape Cod, MA
Credit: Rosemarie Mosteller /


Feast on Seafood

Of course, one of the things Cape Cod is known for is seafood. If you’re looking to do a Cape Cod honeymoon, you’ll have lots of dining options, with freshly-caught ingredients.

Whether you are looking for Michelin-star establishments or greasy local joints, you can enjoy lobster, clam chowder, or a good old-fashioned fish fry. If you’re on Cape Cod, you have to try one of their famous lobster rolls!

If you’re staying near Wellfleet in October, you can take part in Oysterfest, a festival celebrating the area’s shellfish. Or you can explore the Cape Cod Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival every September at various fairgrounds.

Day Trip to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard

For a fun Cape Cod honeymoon outing, consider taking a day trip to either Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard. These islands off the coast of Cape Cod are famous for being summer communities and they offer pristine beaches and lovely scenery.

To reach Nantucket, you can take either a car or a passenger ferry from Hyannis, MA. On Nantucket, you will find lighthouses, iconic gray-shingled houses, and public beaches. (One thing you won’t find: a traffic light!)

Martha’s Vineyard is only 7 miles from the mainland, so you can take a ferry from multiple places, such as Hyannis and Falmouth. It is the larger of the two islands and is full of rolling hills and gingerbread Victorian houses. (One thing you won’t find on Martha’s Vineyard: an actual vineyard!)

A small lighthouse sits on a sandy beach on a sunny day in Nantucket.

We hope this post has given you some ideas for your Cape Cod honeymoon! With sea breezes, delicious food, and your new spouse by your side, you can’t go wrong with honeymooning in New England.