There’s just something about mini explosives lighting up the sky that we all just can’t get enough of during the summer. Thanks to all the salty beaches and quiet ponds, Cape Cod is filled with some of the best fireworks-viewing locations in New England.
1. Falmouth – 7/4 at 8:45PM (only 30 minutes from Sandwich!)
Find a spot near the gorgeous Falmouth Heights beach and tune your car radio (or iPod) to 92.7FM to hear the music that accompanies the show!
2. Hyannis – 7/4 at 8:45PM (only 20 minutes from Sandwich!)
Head down to one of the many beaches around Hyannis Harbor, grab a bite to eat at one of the area’s many shops and restaurants, or bring a late dessert to enjoy while watching the sky light up.
3. Martha’s Vineyard – 7/4 at 9:00PM
If you find yourself on the Vineyard for the 4th, head to Edgartown to check out their amazingly patriotic fireworks display. It might seem like a stretch, but remember, it’s only a short ferry ride away!
4. Plymouth – 7/4 at 9:00PM (only 25 minutes from Sandwich!)
Even though Plymouth isn’t technically “down the Cape,” it’s pretty close and hosts some of the best fireworks in the area. I mean, it doesn’t get more patriotic than Plymouth: one of the first colonies in America, right? So head on up there and find a spot anywhere near the Plymouth Waterfront.
5. Onset-Wareham – 7/4 at 8:45PM (only 20 minutes from Sandwich!)
Onset has always had that old-fasioned feel to its beaches and atmosphere, so it’s a pretty sure bet that the fireworks display will be just as timeless and classic. Head out to the Onset Beach/Bay area to check it out.
You know what’s even better than the fireworks themselves? Heading back to a clean, cozy room after a long day at the beach, cooking out with friends, or whatever you find yourself doing this Independence Day. Let the Belfry Inne and Bistro be your go-to, post-fireworks hangout spot. (And while you’re here, let us buy you a drink!)