Welcome to Life in Chatham, Massachusetts.
Downtown Chatham is a great place to spend a few hours with the kids, ending the day at the coolest, modern old-world theater on Cape, the Orpheum. It has a full service bar and a tiny, but delicious assortment of finger foods. You can even bring your glass of wine to your seat!
Lighthouse beach, known by locals as South Beach, is at the inlet of a busy marine corridor for Chatham Harbor. Buffered from the Atlantic by an eroded Nauset Beach sandbar, much of the wave action is wake driven.
While parking is a challenge and you have a bit of a walk to the water, the beach is known to have shark sightings as the seals have claimed the sandbar as their lunch break zone.
This is mostly due to the vast amount of bait fish and chum that is discarded as the trawlers come into port and calmer water. Deckhands like their fingers.
There’s also the Coast Guard managed Chatham Lighthouse, or Twin Lights as it was known, and keep an eye out for the great history plaque that tells of a largely unknown story of the Pilgrim’s landing challenges.
It’s a wonderful little village to stroll through with a ton of unique and inviting shops to inspire local and washashore alike.
View our official Chatham community page at Chatham.MA.Life
Antenna Field Walking Trail (behind Chatham Marconi Maritime Center)
Former Old Colony Railroad Right-of-Way
Morris Island Trail
Frost Fish Creek Trail
Barclay Ponds Trail
George Ryder Road, South Trail