What to do and see in Sagamore Beach, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 2, 2017 Emerita Lamoureux

Sagamore Beach is a village of Bourne, Massachusetts fronting Cape Cod Bay and the east end of the Cape Cod Canal. It occupies the northern half of the Sagamore census-designated place. Along with Buzzards Bay and Bournedale, it is one of only three communities in Barnstable County that are north of the Cape Cod Canal.
Restaurants in Sagamore Beach

1. Heritage Museums & Gardens

67 Grove St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2110 +1 508-888-3300
Excellent
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4.5 based on 776 reviews

Heritage Museums & Gardens

You can enjoy more than 70 acres of gardens after visiting the art and history museums at the Heritage.

Reviewed By MEC15_12 - Sandwich, Massachusetts

Purchased 6 VIP tickets for Gardens Aglow and glad we did. The The tickets allowed us to get VIP parking and early entry into the gardens 1 1/2 before it was open to the public. We were able to walk the beautiful grounds, have our grandchildren meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus and ride the Merry -go -round without any waiting lines or crowds. It was a wonderful night of fun for both the children and the adults in our group. We will definitely go again and especially purchase the VIP tickets. The line of cars and those being dropped off by busses were incredibly long as we were leaving so we were very grateful that we had the time without the crowds.

2. Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen

6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich, Sandwich, MA 02537-1316 +1 508-888-6870
Excellent
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4.5 based on 97 reviews

Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen

This unique spot boasts beautiful gardens and nature trails, as well as a jam-making kitchen.

Reviewed By Mame90 - Dennis, Massachusetts

We just stumbled upon this while exploring in and around Sandwich. I had never heard of this place before but saw something written about it just the day before and, while in the neighborhood, decided to pop in.

I honestly did not know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the spot and the history of the place. There was a very chatty docent/ticket seller who obviously loved her job and loved talking about this place and its history.

And, while it was interesting reading about the owner and his writings, I found the jam kitchen to be particularly fascinating. I'll have to go back sometime when they're actually making the preserves because it looks like quite an operation.

One of the most fascinating parts, however, is the history of the jam making part of the business. If you go, be sure to read the placards up along the wall, both to the left and the right of the entrance into the kitchen. It's a fascinating story and helps to put the rest of what you see there in context.

Unfortunately, we did not have the time this trip to explore some of the walking trails/paths but doing so provides a great excuse to return.

3. Cape Cod Canal

Buzzards Bay, Bourne, MA +1 508-833-9678
Excellent
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4.5 based on 187 reviews

Cape Cod Canal

Reviewed By Sharon M - Abingdon, Maryland

This canal has places to walk running parallel to it. It is a great place for walking or riding bikes as it is totally flat. Also, the canal itself provides something nice to look at as there are always boats of all sizes passing. We also saw some people fishing in the canal (so I guess that allowed). The canal itself is amazing when you consider it was all manmade.

4. Market Basket

1 Factory Outlet Rd, Sagamore, Bourne, MA +1 508-833-7335
Excellent
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Market Basket

Grocery Store in tourist area

Reviewed By Boxcar37 - Cape Cod, Massachusetts

This store has made its return in a big way. Since reopening it has not dissapointed. If you need or want it, they should have it. I will return again and again.

5. Route 6A (The Old King's Highway)

Sandwich, MA
Excellent
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4.5 based on 265 reviews

Route 6A (The Old King's Highway)

Route 6A, which is on the northern, or bay side, of Cape Cod, winds its way through some of the oldest villages in America, including Bourne, Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster and Orleans. Many of the homes and churches along this tree-shaded road are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.If you are interested in seeing what Cape Cod looked like before tourists discovered it, and want to visit some of the best quaint, little shops in New England, Route 6A is the place to be.

Reviewed By Ellie V - East Hartford, Connecticut

Since we were staying on 6A, we did a lot of traveling up and down this road, through several lovely towns along the way. This is more for a scenic, less-rushed sort of driving around. Of course this is the end of the season, so I'm sure there were a lot less cars now during the summer months.

6. Pairpoint Glass Works

851 Sandwich Road, Sagamore, Bourne, MA 02561 +1 508-888-2344
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4 based on 32 reviews

Pairpoint Glass Works

Pairpoint is where visitors can watch our artists create glass masterpieces. Come view our gallery and the hot shop to witness the magic of glassblowing. Glassblowing hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00-4:00 with a 12:00-12:30 lunch break.

Reviewed By Jgifas - Montvale

We've been to the glass blowing museum before and wasn't too impressed. When my cousin suggested stopping here on my way home I wasn't overly thrilled. Then we pulled up to the building and my expectations lowered even more. But we went in and the glass was truly amazing. We didn't get to see them at work but wow. The ornaments and the bowls. Beautiful. Then we saw the drawings and water colors of the lighthouses. Amazing. The woman behind the counter was the artist. She explained each of the prints to us and we bought 5 among the 3 of us. I'll have to go back

7. Cape Cod Canal Railway Bridge

80 Main St, Free parking behind the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, Buzzards Bay, Bourne, MA 02532-3221
Excellent
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4.5 based on 89 reviews

Cape Cod Canal Railway Bridge

Reviewed By twmtl2014 - Norton, Massachusetts

Perfect setting for a great day for a walk or bike ride. 7 miles up and 7 miles back is just enough for the new biker or older one. Many places to stop and rest. Views are beautiful. Perfect place to be with friends family

8. Titcomb's Bookshop

432 Route 6a, East Sandwich, Sandwich, MA 02537-1440 +1 508-888-2331
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5 based on 38 reviews

Titcomb's Bookshop

Reviewed By Tc C

Ran out of books for the kids but luckily this shop was on TripAdvisor and local to us .. lady at the desk was brilliant /lovely little bookshop and kids were able to continue their journey of Harry Potter with glued passion ...

9. Wing Fort House

63 Spring Hill Rd, (mailing address 69 Spring Hill Rd), East Sandwich, Sandwich, MA 02537-1028 +1 508-833-1540
Excellent
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5 based on 23 reviews

Wing Fort House

Reviewed By Maui2014NMR - Colorado

As seems the case with many of Cape Cod's attractions, the Wing Fort House was not open when we visited just a few days prior to Memorial Day weekend. We would have enjoyed seeing the inside but all we could do was to look into the windows.

10. Boardwalk

Boardwalk Road, Sandwich, MA +1 508-274-7360
Excellent
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4.5 based on 428 reviews

Boardwalk

Reviewed By Tatumb - London, United Kingdom

I visited late afternoon and got some lovely photos of the sunset. Boardwalk goes across the marsh to a beach. Worth a walk along. I saw seals from the beach as well as lots of birds.

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