The Authentic Cape Cod Experience

The Beach

Sunbathe, swim or take a relaxing walk along our private quarter-mile beach with a tranquil view onto the blue waters of Aunt Lydia’s Cove, protected from the Atlantic Ocean by the Cape Cod National Seashore’s North Beach Island. Enjoy food and beverage service on the beach or in the privacy of your own cabana.

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Private Cabanas

Relax in your own private beach cabana with comfortable lounge chairs, a customized Yeti cooler, food and beverage service and plenty of shade from the summer sun.

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Fun in the Sun

Take a walk or run along the beach, build a sand castle or take a yoga class. Breathe in the fresh air!

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Beach Experience

Our waterfront team is here to make your beach experience a highlight of your visit. The beach is groomed each morning and lounge chairs, umbrellas and towels are provided for your convenience.

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The Farm

The farm produces well over 100,000 pounds and 125 varieties of vegetables and features innovative farming techniques such as hydroponics and Slovenian beekeeping. The farm offers a seasonal farm stand which is open to the public as well as public farm-to-table dinners, private events and creative group activities.

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Farm Dinners

The farm hosts public farm-to-table events with welcome receptions followed by a 4-course family-style dinner in a beautiful setting.

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Private Events

Private events, corporate events and team building activities are hosted in 4 unique event spaces including landscaped fields, a greenhouse and a classic wooden barn.

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Farm Stand

Our farm stand is open seasonally offering fresh produce, flowers, plants and more. Choose all your fresh ingredients to create your next culinary masterpiece at home.

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Whether you love to fish, watch whales or take a relaxing sunset harbor tour with a glass of champagne, Chatham Bars Inn has a boating experience for you. Our private fleet also offers charters, cruises, and kid-friendly tours. Boating is available from May-Oct.

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Whale Watching & Lobstering

Whale watching off Chatham is an experience of a lifetime! We offer a customized 6-person trip, allowing guests to get up close and personal with giant Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Or experience the daily routine of a lobsterman as you participate in the excitement of hauling, emptying and baiting the traps. You’ll even have the opportunity to have your ‘catch’ for dinner!

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Fishing and Sailing

Fish the rips and waters surrounding Chatham in search of striped bass, bluefish, bonito, and false albacore or head offshore in pursuit of blue water species such as Bluefin tuna. Or enjoy a relaxing sailing trip on our beautiful “Stars & Stripes” trimmed inside and out with satin-varnished mahogany and teak decking.

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Daily Shuttle, Harbor Tours and Island Charters

Enjoy our complimentary daily boat shuttle service to the Cape Cod National Seashore’s North Beach Island just across the cove. Reserve a harbor tour to see playful seals and learn about the famous Chatham lighthouse and surrounding area. Or be whisked away to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard on a private charter to explore these iconic islands.

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Enjoy a day at our classic oceanfront zero-entry heated outdoor pool. Choose a poolside lounge chair in the sunshine or reserve a private cabana. Pool attendants will welcome you and arrange your seating, umbrellas, towels and chair covers.

Private Pool Cabanas

Enjoy an exclusive cabana for the day, complete with shaded seating, a stocked refrigerator, healthy snacks, charging station, sunscreen and more.

Vineyard Vines Shop

Stop by our Vineyard Vines Beach Shop located at the pool to browse apparel, tote bags, beach toys and more.

Food & Beverage Service

Relax in lounge chairs surrounding the pool with food and beverage service available seasonally, including custom ice cream novelties. Treat yourself!

Tennis & Golf

It’s time to play! Enjoy a round of golf on the neighboring Chatham Seaside Links course, reserve court time or a lesson on our Har-Tru tennis courts or try bocce or croquet on our spacious South Lawn.


Our seasonal Har-Tru tennis courts feature state-of-the-art composition that combines the play and feel of classic clay with the convenience of a hard surface. Private clinics and lessons are available through our on-site tennis professionals. (Courts are open early spring through early October.)

Sample Schedule of Tennis Lessons, Clinics and Court Times
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Cape Cod is one of New England’s premier golfing destinations, and Chatham Bars Inn is located near many of the best 18-hole courses in the area. For a more leisurely round of golf that the entire family may enjoy, try the Chatham Seaside Links 9-hole golf course located adjacent to Chatham Bars Inn.


Our regulation size, seasonal 6-wicket croquet court on the South Lawn has a surface similar to golf greens, providing a much different experience from “backyard croquet”. Our court can provide hours of entertainment for the whole family.

Fun for Kids

Our seasonal award-winning children’s programs make each child’s visit to Chatham Bars Inn unforgettable. Morning, afternoon and evening sessions are offered late June through Labor Day. Activities are innovative with an emphasis on local fun! All counselors are experienced and certified in CPR and first aid.

Morning & Afternoon Kids Crew

Our complimentary morning & afternoon Kids Crew features innovative and interactive children’s activities, new friends and memorable experiences. Sessions are offered seasonally late June through Labor Day.

Chatham Bars Inn Kids Crew Flyer

Night Owl Evening Sessions

Reserve Night Owl evening session and the kids will have fun while you enjoy a "date night". Smiles all around! Sessions are offered seasonally late June through Labor Day.

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Family Activities

From bubble soccer, archery day and cannonball contest to scavenger hunts and organized lawn games, your entire family will create fun memories together all summer long. Fun family activities are also offered during holidays and school vacations.