Best New England Beach Resorts for Families

Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard

Best New England Beach Resorts for Families

Planning a luxury family vacation to Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard? We’ve vetted the best hotels for you already. Are we missing your favorites? Let us know!

We’ve featured our favorite in Maine, too, if you want to walk sandy beaches before your lobster dinner.

The Wequassett, Cape Cod

The Wequassett, Cape Cod

Cape Cod's only Five-Star Resort. My web diet gives me a daily dose of luxury hotel websites and their social media. There is a pretty predictable language and look to how high-end properties attempt to lure well-heeled guests. The Wequassett in Cape Cod has a slogan, “You’ve arrived.” I admit I harrumphed just little when I read it. All of my ...

4 Ways the Harborview Nantucket delivers Family Luxury

4 Ways the Harborview Nantucket delivers Family Luxury

The Harborview Nantucket is a fantastic hybrid of renting one of the most beautifully designed Nantucket cottages you can while enjoying a boutique hotel. Offering multiple on-site concierge services to its few pampered guests, it's Scout Hotel's premiere Nantucket property. Nantucket is a unique market for accommodations for families. There are several bed-and-breakfasts and smaller inns not welcoming families, and is, ironically one ...

The Winnetu, Martha’s Vineyard

The Winnetu, Martha’s Vineyard

It was after a first-rate dinner with newly made friends that I found myself on an expansive lawn next to a turtle pond drinking Veuve Cliquot and watching our preschoolers run through sprinklers wielding croquet mallets. They were getting soaked, and we didn’t care, as long as they weren’t swinging at someone’s head. We were parents on vacation enjoying ...

The Spa at the Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod

The Spa at the Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod

The Chatham Bars Inn Spa (check your dates for rates) is really a mini-resort within a resort, one created to provide the ultimate in relaxation, privacy, and luxury on Cape Cod. In fact, it is the best resort spa on the Cape, as well as one of the few Leading Spas in North America. The Chatham Bars Inn is a beautifully restored ...

The Mansion at the Ocean Edge Resort

The Mansion at the Ocean Edge Resort

If you live in New England, particularly the Boston area, one of the perks some people enjoy is a second home on Cape Cod, or at least friends who have great homes on Cape Cod. Yet what if your Rolodex fails you, and you still long for your own house next to one of the best beaches on ...

Nantucket Hotel & Resort

Nantucket Hotel & Resort

Nantucket with kids I sat in the back of a vintage fire truck from the 1930’s watching my son and other children beaming with mouths open like golden retriever puppies. We drove down the main cobblestone streets and by the beaches and exclusive Cliff Road area of Nantucket Island. The kids were determined to pull a rope that rang the truck's rusted ...

Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod

Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod

A world without whales, lighthouses, anchors, and lobsters on clothing is not New England. New Englanders are enamored with their rustic beach culture that often pervades onto their wardrobes. Old school ways have a tight rein on Cape Cod. Sometimes the simplest private beach clubs consisting of little wooden storage huts and a burger stand are the most ...