Cape Cod Lighthouses
Nobska Lighthouse © Francisco Diez
Cape Cod is home to a number of picturesque lighthouses that draw sightseers year-round. At one point there were more than 20 on the peninsula; however, many of them have now been decommissioned and knocked down. Those remaining have varying degrees of difficulty in access: some are easily reached, while others require a hike. Some of the most popular (and easiest to get to) include Chatham Light and Nobska, which offers a spectacular view of Martha's Vineyard. Some that involve more walking are Cape Cod Light and Race Point Light. There are also lighthouses that can only be viewed from a distance, including Monomoy Light, which involves a boat trip past a very active seal colony! Some of the lighthouses can even be rented for weekly accommodation.