Mashpee, MA

From the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce (

Set along the south shore of the Upper Cape, Mashpee comprises approximately 24 square miles and was originally established as a reserve for the last remaining descendants of the Mashpee Tribe of Wampanoag – the Native Americans who were the first Cape Codders, many centuries before the Pilgrims’ arrival in 1620. Wampanoag culture and history still define much of the town’s character today.

Thanks to its sandy beaches, freshwater ponds, superior shopping and enchanting woodlands, Mashpee was named one of the best places to live on the coast by Coastal Living in 2019 and hailed a “newly rising New England classic.” Despite rapid development, Mashpee has put aside thousands of acres of conservation land and offers exceptional fishing and recreation on four of the largest freshwater ponds on Cape Cod. The town also has more than five miles of ocean beaches on Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds, and extensive waterfront on both Waquoit and Popponesset Bays.

Mashpee Commons, an open-air shopping center noted for its traditional New England-style architecture, serves as the downtown hub of the town, with a mix of specialty restaurants, national & local retailers, a public library, a bowling alley bistro and residential options. Free community events are held at the sidewalk-lined Commons year-round, including outdoor movie screenings, sidewalk sales, a farmers’ market and seasonal festivals. Mashpee is also home to three world-class championship golf courses and  the Cape’s only children’s museum, which provides hands-on opportunities to learn through play. 

Just a few miles away from Mashpee’s hub is the village of New Seabury, a luxury resort and residential community where you’ll find a country club, premier golf courses, oceanfront restaurants and an outdoor marketplace with quaint shops, cafes and boutiques.

Find more information on Mashpee through the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce.