Orleans is a small town and resort on Massachusetts’ Cape Cod – it’s set in an area with an abundance of fantastic coastal scenery, with sweeping sandy beaches to be found close to Orleans self-catering vacation accommodation. You’ll also have just a short drive to get to Cape Cod’s most famous sights and resorts.
The main beaches within reach of Orleans vacation rentals include Skaket and Nauset. The latter is a beautiful ocean beach, with a long stretch of golden sand and offering pretty good conditions for surfing. In and around the town are also some interesting sights and experiences. Like much of Cape Cod, Orleans has long had a artistic community, with four galleries to be found here. At the French Cable Station Museum you’ll be able to find out about telegraph communications in the 19th and early 20th Century.
A short way south of Orleans vacation accommodation is the Nickerson State Park. The best way to experience this large expanse of protected scenery would be by bike. Running through the park is the Cape Cod Rail Trail, following the route of a disused railway line that travels through a number of towns on the Cape.
Neighbouring Brewster, about 15 minutes by car from Orleans vacation rentals, is home to stunning sandy beaches, eight in total and also boasts an excellent golf course, together with a harbour offering sailing trips and lessons. Meanwhile southeast of Orleans, on what is termed Cape Cod’s “elbow”, is Chatham. This resort is considered one of the most distinctive holiday destinations in the country, with impressive coastal landscapes, beaches and a village home to numerous independent shops and restaurants.
Provincetown is one of Cape Cod’s most famous destinations, just half an hour north of Orleans vacation accommodation. It is noted for its large community of artists, a tradition that dates all the way back to the town’s foundation in the 17th Century. There’s a progressive atmosphere at this resort, and it’s also an ideal place to take a whale-watching trip, as Cape Cod sits nest to the course of whale migration routes.
At Orleans self-catering accommodation you’ll find a temperate, maritime climate. This means winters are generally milder here than further inland, with unsettled weather typical in this season. Summers are warm and sunny, with conditions cooled by an ocean breeze.
At 90 minutes away by car, Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) is the nearest major transport hub to a vacation rental in Orleans, and is reached from the UK by flying with Delta, British Airways or American Airlines from London Heathrow (LHR).