South Chatham is a residential suburb of Chatham, Massachusetts. It has a strong sense of community and it's conveniently located just a few minutes from mainland Chatham, giving visitors small town vibes with big city adventures.
Visitors staying in South Chatham will have to travel into the main area of Chatham for entertainment, as South Chatham is a small area. It does, however, offer Forest Beach which is a great place for sailing.
Once in Chatham, entertainment options open up. Visitors can spend the afternoon at Harding Beach and go boogie boarding or follow the nature trail to the Chatham Lighthouse to take photos and admire the views of the ocean. They can also tour the Atwood House and Museum, which hosts a number of rotating exhibits and gift shop, go swimming at Oyster Pond, admire the historic Godfrey Windmill, and be inspired by original works of art at the Gallery Antonia.
The Chatham Village Market offers a wonderful shopping experience, as it’s home to a handful of cute shops and boutiques, while the House on the Hill Antiques caters to those who want to spend an hour or two looking at antiques and acquiring new items for their collection.
Visitors who wish to learn how to surf while on their South Chatham vacation can do so by booking a time slot at Nauset Surf School, where they are taught the ins and outs of surfing by trained professionals.
The Nantucket Sound and surrounding area is packed full of charming vacation rentals.
The best time to visit South Chatham is during spring or late in the summer when there aren't too many tourists in this small town, but the weather is still warm.
The annual Christmas By the Sea Weekend event is one of nearby Cape Cod’s most festive holiday events, featuring a whole weekend of holiday entertainment including a tree lighting ceremony, homemade cookies, caroling, horse and buggy rides, and a breakfast with Santa. The annual Festival of the Arts is another fun event hosted in the South Chatham area, featuring face painting, arts and crafts, and more than 120 artisan vendors, as well as gourmet food trucks.
Families can take the weekend to learn about trains at the Chatham Railroad Museum or visit the Chatham Shark Center which offers tons of educational exhibits about sharks and their importance in our oceans, as well as large diving cages, and real shark bones. They can also make their way to North Chatham and embark on a seal watching tour with Beachcomber Tours, or go to West Chatham for charter fishing with Got Stryper Charters.