by Courtney Elko
The Red Jacket Beach Resort Hotel is named after a clipper ship called the Red Jacket. The two-floor, U-shape building surrounds the pool area and is situated directly on a private beach. Families will love the numerous activities and programs held each week. From magic shows and beach parties, to petting zoos and sandcastle sculptures, there is always fun to be had for the entire family at Red Jacket Beach Resort.
There are several onsite restaurants and parents will love to grab a cocktail at the pub and relax at the spa. The guestrooms and family suites feature water views and larger families can easily be accommodated in the suites or onsite, multiple-bedroom vacation rentals. This large beach front hotel packs in the fun and is ideal for a Cape Cod beach vacation.
Our Editor Loves
- Kids activities
- Indoor and outdoor pools
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kids' Pool
- Onsite Dining
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All of the guestrooms feature a mini-fridge and a bathtub in the bathroom. A microwave is available upon request. Cribs are available for a $10 stay-fee and rollaway beds are available for a $20 nightly fee. Connecting rooms are available.
The guestrooms feature pool, ocean or river views with one king or two queen beds. A balcony or patio is available with each view, as well.
These two-bedroom suites are ideal for families and can sleep six-plus people. The master bedroom features two queen beds and a smaller bedroom features either twin bunk beds or two twin beds. The family suites have a balcony or suite and feature pool, ocean or river views.
These small cottage-like buildings surround the property and vary in size. Most of them feature three bedrooms and two bathrooms. A fully equipped kitchen can also be found in the rentals. The largest units can sleep about 10 people, while the smallest units can sleep between six or eight people.
Spectacular location, facilities top notch with indoor/outdoor pools plus hot tub, in house restaurant and tavern.
Wish there was a better fitness room with more equipment. Staff was cordial, friendly and attentive to guests' needs.
The only problem was it was the last weekend the Resort was open for the season and that also happened to be the annual gathering of the Havard Business School somethingorother, needless to say the loud and obnoxious antics continued into the early moring...I guess to be expected from the wanttobe adults....could have been worst. Other than that a wonderful place to stay with a great beach, super staff and plenty to do.
Great views, Lewis Pond is a fantastic kayaking spot, the frozen drinks are yummy and the food too. Great music, sunrises & sunsets! Nature is at your fingertips. Rooms are clean, hospitality is top notch.
An extensive list of summer activities is available to families and kids at the Red Jacket Beach Resort Hotel, as well as its sister properties, which are not far away. Guests are welcome to attend programs or events at any of the resorts. Just a few of the activities available include a magician, a juggling seminar, yoga on the beach, caricatures, sandcastle sculpture building, hermit crab races, dive-in movies, kite decorating and flying, science experiments, a fishing derby, petting zoo and photography class.
A variety of these programs are offered each week so guests should check with the front desk to see what is available when. All of the activities and programs are free to guests. There is an additional charge for a Wine and Paint Party for adults, however.
Children ages 5 to 12 years old are welcome at the supervised Kids Klub, where there is always a different activity going on. Kids will have fun at the pool or beach, doing arts and crafts, or playing games. Parents are welcome to drop the kids off and the kids are welcome to stay for any length of time they desire. Kids Klub runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is free to all guests.
The large indoor pool has a depth between 3 and 9 feet. The pool is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and pool towels are provided. Lounge chairs surround the pool deck and a Jacuzzi can also be found here.
The large outdoor pool area has a maximum depth of about 10 feet, plus a separate kiddie pool area with zero-entry access and a depth of 1 to 3 feet. Kids will love the splash fountain in the outdoor pool, too. This pool is open from 8 a.m. to dusk and pool towels are provided. Lounge chairs and tables and chairs surround the pool deck, and the Oceanview Grille is also nearby, along with a fire pit and large lawn area. There is no lifeguard on duty; however, a pool attendant will be happy to set up chairs and umbrellas.
The large, private beach is situated only a few steps away from guestrooms and the outdoor pool area. The 1,000 feet of sandy beach overlook the Nantucket Sound, offering calm waters and warmer water temperatures. The staff are happy to set up chairs and umbrellas on the beach as well.
Families can enjoy parasailing and kayaking at an additional cost just off the beach, too. Several beach parties and beach bonfires (free of charge) are also held throughout the week. S'mores are welcome at the beach bonfires, but not at the fire pit pavilion.
Guests will find shuffleboard, beach volley and tennis courts around the Red Jacket Beach Resort property -- all free for guests to use. A fire pit, just off the outdoor pool, area can also be found.
This full-service restaurant serves breakfast and lunch and dinner in season. A full breakfast with menu items like eggs Benedict, French toast, homemade corn beef hash and omelets are available from 7:30 to 11 a.m.
In the summer months, dinner (buffet or a la carte) is served at the Clipper Ship from about 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Complimentary coffee, tea and flavored water can always be found in the lobby.
This outdoor restaurant offers lunch service from noon to 4 p.m. and overlooks the pool and fire pit areas. A large tent covers the Oceanview and there are couches surrounding the patio area. Live music will entertain guests, too.
Asa Eldridge Pub
This lounge pub is open for lunch and late-night bites. Sandwiches, salads and cocktails and beer can be found here.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available to all guests throughout the property.
One vehicle per guestrooms is permitted to park for free in the large parking lot.
While there is not a full fitness center, a few elliptical machines can be found by the indoor pool area.
Pets are permitted in the cottages.
The Art of Smart Timing
The Red Jacket Beach Resort is open from about April to October with its busiest season in July and August. Weddings are held at the hotel only during the shoulder season.
Red Jacket Beach Resort Hotel is located in South Yarmouth on Cape Cod. It's about 15 minutes to Hyannis and one hour to Provincetown. It's about two hours to the Logan International Airport in Boston
The resort is easily walkable but if families plan to venture off the property, a vehicle is needed.
For Mom and Dad
Adults will love to find time to relax at the spa, which offers treatments like massages, facials, waxing and body wraps. The spa is open in the summer months and reservations are recommended.