Provincetown appeals to a great variety of people and speaks
to them in deep and personal ways. It is one of those rare
and special places where its residents can't help but feel
filled by the positive energy the town exudes. It's the
most energetic and diversely populated small fishing village
in the world. No matter who you are the community of Provincetown
will warmly welcome you and you will instantly feel at home.
The waters around Provincetown are home to three species
of whales - the fin, humpback, and right whale. Whale-watching
boats leave regularly from MacMillan Pier and Fisherman's
Wharf - both a few minutes walk from The Sandpiper.
Cape Cod National Sea Shore
Provincetown is surrounded by the Cape Cod National Sea
Shore, a 30 mile stretch of unspoilt nature protected from
development forever by John F. Kennedy during his term as
President of the United States. The nature preserves encompassing
pine forests, marshes, swamps, cranberry bogs, and other
topographical features are patterned with well-marked walking
and cycling trails filled with native flora and fauna. Thanks
to the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore in
1961, in low season you can walk for almost 30 miles along
the Atlantic beach and rarely see a trace of human habitation,
other than the lighthouses that stand watch over the Cape's
dangerous shoals and a few old shacks in the dunes of Provincetown.