“Anything-but (!) standard views.”
It is no exaggeration; the views are breathtaking. The trajectory of sun from dawn to dusk on the tidal pools creates a stunning palette of color ending in unbelieveable sunsets. Many guests sit throughout the day and simply watch the play of light, the tides ebb and flow, birds soaring in and out on gentle currents and heron fishing at low tide. (Bring your binocculars!)
Later at night, you will marvel at the millions of crisp stars in dark skies (60 miles from bright lights) and moons popping up here and there to delight you.
During springtime high tides, the moor floods twice a day with seawater that reflects sand dunes, white cumulus clouds, and rainbow-colored sunsets.
Come summertime, the moors contain an emerald network of rivulets — best explored by an occasional kayaker. From its wide mouth, the moor is also an ideal place for a high tide swim. Depths reach eight feet and the sandy bottom is clear as daylight.
After Labor Day, the vibrant and life-affirming green hues change rapidly, morphing into an amber wave of sea grass to create a giant pumpkin for Halloween.
In the quiet of the night, you can hear the ocean waves crashing on the beach across the marsh. When weather demands, the sound of fog horns reassure your global position on the tip of Cape Cod.
A Hidden Treasure
One particularly fine and remote beach, the sandbar tip of Provincetown known as Long Point, is accessible by walking out across the nearby breakwater (challenging rock to rock steps only done in calm seas). (You can also reach it via a short water taxi across the harbor.) Long Point Lighthouse Beach has warmer water, softer sand, and fewer people than Atlantic beaches or Herring Cove Beach. Furthermore, it has something no other beaches offer: a classic panorama of Provincetown harbor. Long Point also claims Wood End Lighthouse, part of our fabulous view from the Inn at The Moors.