One of the world's most well-known summer vacation spots, Cape Cod is famous for its beautiful beaches, laid-back lifestyle, and connection to the Kennedys. Also, sharks!
But for as much as everybody knows (or thinks they know) about our popular, flexed-arm spit of sand, there remain a number of preconceptions and misconceptions about good old Cape Cod. Allow us to clear up a few of them.
1. People really DO live here year-round
Roughly 216,000 of them, according to the last census. Of course, our population -- along with our road rage -- triples in the summer.
2. Our potato chips are tasty, but they aren't the only game in town
Not by a long shot. Cape Cod Potato Chips are definitely worthy of national attention, but we're also home base to Salty Oats cookies, Nobska Farms hot sauce, and wholesomely decadent Chequessett Chocolate.
3. The Mayflower landed on the Cape first
Suck it, Plymouth. Sorry, Plimoth. That's right, the Pilgrims disembarked in Provincetown before continuing on to Plimoth, and they first encountered Native Americans in Eastham. Come on, it's not called First Encounter Beach for nothing. Also, just so you know, it's a prime spot to catch an amazing sunset.