Covering an area of approximately seventeen square miles, the historic village of Chatham sits on the "elbow" of Cape Cod with Nantucket Sound to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and Pleasant Bay winding in and around to the north. Chatham has 70 miles of shoreline.
Chatham is located in the center of Cape Cod. With Provincetown less than an hour drive to the north, Hyannis 30 minutes to the west, and Woods Hole just over 60 miles away, all the major attractions are any easy drive from The Hawthorne.
Chatham is one of the few places in the country where you can see the sun rise and set over the ocean. View the sunrise from The Hawthorne and drive to Hardings Beach to see it set over Nantucket Sound.
Chatham is also quieter than the other towns on the Cape, a place where night life takes a backseat to genuine New England life. Join the old salts on the Chatham Fish Pier and watch the fishing boats come in around noon. While watching the fishermen offload their catch, you may see seals swimming in the waters around the boats hoping for a treat.
Try Main Street for shopping and all the New England crafts you can imagine, from seascape paintings to handmade pottery. Pop into one of the many Main Street restaurants for a taste of fresh Chatham seafood. Enjoy a tour of desolate Monomoy Island, accessible only by boat, a perfect place for birders to see see local shorebirds.