Getaway to the Cape

[ 1 ] July 10, 2014 |
Sea Crest Beach Hotel Private Beach

Sea Crest Beach Hotel Private Beach

Visiting Cape Cod for the summers is a pastime to many East Coasters.  Having Mum’s side of the family situated near the Outer Banks, however, left me with little reason to venture further up north versus further down south for beach time.  When the opportunity arose to visit Sea Crest Beach Hotel before all the regulars headed up for their usual summer excursion, I took the trip into Boston to begin a weekend in the Cape.  Situated about an hour and 15 minutes from Boston Logan International Airport, Sea Crest is a true escape from the hectic life of an East Coaster.  Who knew there was a secret stretch of beach waiting for Johnna to bask in all its glory?!

The basic facts you will want to know about the resort are (*as seen on the resort website):

Cape Cod Location

  • 70 miles from Boston’s Logan International Airport & Providence’s T.F. Green International Airport


  • Cape Cod Life Magazine’s Upper Cape Cod Editor’s Choice 2010 Best Resort/Hotel
Sea Crest Beach Hotel

Sea Crest Beach Hotel

Cape Cod Accommodations

  • 263 Guestrooms
  • Sealy® Pillow Top Mattress
  • Personalized Voice Mail
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Writing Desk
  • Sofa Beds Available
  • Individual Temperature Control
  • ADA Accessible Rooms
  • Fireplace & Oceanfront Specialty Rooms
Sea Crest Beach Hotel Private Beach

Sea Crest Beach Hotel Private Beach

Cape Cod Activities

  • Over 700 Ft. Private, White-Sand Beach
  • Outdoor Saline Pool
  • Poolside Bar
  • Heated Indoor Saline Pool
  • Indoor/Outdoor Jacuzzis®
  • Volleyball Net
  • Fitness Center
  • Bike Rentals
  • Water Craft Rentals
  • Windsurfing Lessons  
  • (5) Nearby 18-Hole Golf Courses
Sea Crest Beach Hotel Rooms

Sea Crest Beach Hotel Rooms

 Cape Cod Meetings, Weddings & Events

  • Over 30,000 Sq. Ft. of Function Space
  • 11,800 Sq. Ft. Nauset Conference Center
  • 6,450 Sq. Ft. Sea Crest Ballroom
  • Ocean View Room
  • Access AV Audiovisual Services
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Complimentary Wireless Wi-Fi
  • Theme Parties
  • Romantic Weddings and Vow Renewals
  • Outdoor Courtyard 

Cape Cod Hotel Dining

  • Lobby Café
  • The Ocean View Room
  • Red’s Restaurant and Lounge
  • Red’s Poolside Bar (Seasonal)
  • Red’s Take Out (Seasonal)

Now for the Top 10 reasons to visit Sea Crest Beach Hotel from JKGF:


Old Silver Beach

  1.  The beach is private and gorgeous.  Gorgeous in the way you would envision a New England waterway:  beach fences, rocky inlets and cottage style houses.  Plenty of photo opts on Old Silver Beach.
  2. The rooms.  I cannot speak for all of the rooms but I can speak for the one that I stayed in, which had a front and back door.  The back door leading directly onto the beach and with a patio for seating.  Relaxation? Yes, please.
  3. Water sports.  For those of us who like a little adventure during a getaway, the resort has everything from jet skis to wind surfing lessons.
  4. Everyone is welcome.  Singles, couples, families, friends and basically anyone you want to take a quick getaway with will feel welcome on the property.  Having visited as a couple, we appreciated not feeling alienated based on the fact that we did not have children.  We saw all kinds of combinations of guests throughout the resort.
  5. Convenient.  Besides being a little over an hour from the airport (which for those that have not been to the Cape, this is a good thing!), it was a 10-15 minute drive to restaurants in North Falmouth, West Falmouth and Woods Hole.
  6. The beach bar.  The beach bar offered a chill vibe elevated slightly above the beach scenic views.  The beach bar menu, however, needs some drastic upgrades.  Living in the District has me spoiled to the many tricks that mixologists have at the bars so the selection at the beach bar was one of the more disappointing parts of the trip.
  7. Omelets.  I am a sucker for omelet bars at buffets.  For some reason they do not taste the same when you do
    Sea Crest Beach Hotel Omelet Station

    Sea Crest Beach Hotel Omelet Station

    not see them make it in restaurant.  Sea Crest offers you the fresh made omelets and waffles with all of my favorite things including sprinkles.  Yes, I said sprinkles.

  8. Excursions.  In addition to be positioned in a location that is 10-15 minutes to everything you want to do on vacay, the location of the resort allows you access to a nearby ferry to Martha’s Vineyard.  A 45 minute ferry ride and you are on the Vineyard, which is where I strongly suggest you eat lots o’ fudge, have a drink on the balcony at Lampost and catch a game at Coop de Ville (*Tell the owner I sent you!).
  9. The staff.  Before you start thinking/saying/wondering whether I am vouching for the staff because I got the royal treatment as a food blogger visiting the property.  No, not the case at all.  I actually remained incognito much of the trip to get a better view of what it would be like to visit as a normal guest.  Everyone I encountered was genuine and helpful.
  10. The escape.  Visiting Sea Crest was the first time I felt the urge to take a long walk on the beach.  Maybe it was the crisp breeze that is hard to find on most beaches in this country during the summer months or perhaps it was the feeling that everyone around me was there to purely relax that made the trip feel like an absolute escape.  The culmination of the 10 things listed above is, however, are the reason I will be back for round two at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel.

*Hotel Website Here

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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