Just a 5 minute walk from Beach Plum Motor Lodge, is The Little Capistrano Bike Shop. This bike shop is located in the heart of biking, between the National Seashore and the famous Cape Cod Rail Trail. They offer bikes for everyone's needs: Hybrids, Mountain, Cruiser, RD Bikes, Trailers, Trail-a-Bikes, Joggers, Adult Trikes, Recumbents, Tandems and even a Pet Trailer. You'll feel like you're experiencing "Old Cape Cod", as the bike shop operates out of an old barn built in 1848, but at the same time, you're getting friendly service and top quality bike brands. Go say hi to Melissa, for she is a sweetheart!
Phone: 508 - 255 - 6515
Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar
Only a mile away from Beach Plum Motor Lodge, you will find Arnold's, who has built an excellent reputation over the last three decades because of their high quality seafood, cleanliness, friendliness and affordable prices. Located right next to the Rail Trail, Arnold's is a must and a favorite Cape Cod destination! And after lunch or dinner, go play a couple of rounds of mini golf! By the way, don't get scared off by the long lines, for they do move quite rapidly! This is just a sign of how good they are!!!!
Phone: 508 - 255 - 2575
Salt Pond Visitor's Center
The Salt Pond Visitor's Center is only a fourth of a mile from Beach Plum Motor Lodge, and is Cape Cod National Seashore's main visitor's facility. Here, you can get all the information you need regarding the National Seashore, as well as bonfire permits for the beach! They offer visitors frequent orientation films, a well-stocked bookstore, a museum and restroom facilities. A .25 mile multi-sensory trail which features a guide rope and text panels printed in large lettering and braile is located here, as well as the Nauset Bicycle Trail. From the observation deck, enjoy a 360 degree view of the Provincetown Dunes, the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, the Outer Beach and the Atlantic Ocean!
Phone: 508 - 255 - 3421
The Pump House Surf Shop
Only about 2 and a half miles from Beach Plum Motor Lodge, in Orleans, you will find the Pump House right past the rotary, on your left. You couldn't find two more professional, knowledgeable, nicer, friendlier and helpful people than Matt and Jamie! They are truly the best and so adorable! It's no wonder that the Pump House has had an excellent reputation over the years! Here you will find quality surfboards, stand - up paddle boards, skimboards, bodyboards, skateboards, accessories, beach fashion and so much more. From a ding repair to snorkeling.....they have got you covered! And oh, by the way, tell them Gloria sent you! That'll put a smile on their face!
Phone: 508 - 240 - 2226
Nauset Light and Coast Guard Beach
Only 3 miles away from Beach plum Motor Lodge, and part of the National Seashore, you will find that Nauset Light and Coast Guard Beach is accessable by way of the bike trail (and partly by road) or car. From mid-June to labor Day, both beaches are a prime location for swimming, boogie boarding, surfing, and wind surfing.The parking lot at Coast Guard Beach has handicap parking, as well as a wheelchair accessible ramp that leads to the beach. Restroom facilities and outdoor showers are available at both beaches.
Fort Hill & The Penniman House
Fort Hill , part of the National Seashore, is only a mile and a fourth away from Beach Plum Motor Lodge, and is filled with a series of trails including the Red Maple Trail. Sitting atop of Fort Hill, you will find the Captain Penniman House, a whaling museum which tells the story of Captain edward Penniman and his family.
The Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch
The Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch goes out of Provincetown, located at the tip of Cape Cod, and only 30 miles away from Beach Plum Motor Lodge. The Dolphin Fleet is the originator of whale watching on the east coast, and because of this they are world renowned and the best in their field. A naturalist accompanies you on board, and serves as an interpretive guide to the ecology and natural history of Cape Cod and Massachusetts Bays, with the emphasis on all types of whales and other marine life. If you come to the Cape, you have to experience and see the ocean's gentle giants, for it will be an unforgettable experience.