Destination guide

Travel to tranquil Harwich

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Harwich. This city's seafood restaurants, sporting events and bird watching attract many visitors, and its relaxing and romantic location add to the charm. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and Cape Cod Museum of Art are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Harwich

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Harwich a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cranberry Valley Golf Course (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Cape Cod Lavender Farm (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Captains Golf Course (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Captain's Cove Golf Course (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Chatham Seaside Links (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Bass River Golf Course (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Harwich

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 74°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Harwich

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Harwich is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Red River Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Bank Street Beach (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Earle Road Beach (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Cockle Cove Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Ridgevale Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Pleasant Road Beach (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)

How to get to and around Harwich

The nearest airport is in Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), located 11.8 mi (18.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Provincetown, MA (PVC-Provincetown Municipal), which is 26.9 mi (43.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Harwich?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,796 holiday lettings near Harwich. From 2,928 Houses to 425 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Harwich is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Harwich?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Harwich:

  • Harwich Port: 1,090 holiday homes
  • West Harwich: 267 holiday homes
  • West Barnstable: 60 holiday homes
  • West Yarmouth: 492 holiday homes
  • Marstons Mills: 75 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Harwich?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Harwich. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Allen Harbor Marina: 4,642 holiday lettings
  • Cranberry Valley Golf Course: 4,516 holiday lettings
  • Cape Cod Lavender Farm: 4,376 holiday lettings
  • Cape Cod Theatre Company – Home of the Harwich Jr. Theatre: 4,808 holiday lettings
  • Bank Street Beach: 4,536 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Harwich listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Harwich?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,928 Houses in Harwich. Our other popular types of Harwich holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 425 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 425 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 425 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Harwich?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 395 holiday homes with pool available in Harwich. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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