Staying off 2nd Ave in Barnstable at the end of August. Have wanted to go to the Cape for years, and it's finally going to work out. I'm super excited.
Travelling with my husband, children, and my dad and stepmom..so needed a house large enough to accommodate. The only one I could find in our price point was in Hyannis/Barnstable near Craigville Beach. However, after booking, I've seen so many negative reviews concerning Hyannis that I now feel I'm going to be deprived of experiencing the true cape town feel.
We do plan on traveling to Chatham and other towns on the cape, and taking a daytrip to MV at least..perhaps also Nantucket if our funds hold out...
Are we making a mistake using Hyannis as our base camp, of sorts? And, if we could only see one island and perhaps never return...which would we be wise to see? Additionally... is Craigville Beach super packed at the end of August through the week?
Thanks for all your help!