This year I’ve seen a huge demand for family photos in Eastham (and all of Cape Cod for that matter). Families are going on vacation again and getting back together after being apart during the pandemic. What better place for family photos than Eastham on Cape Cod?
Cape Cod Beach Family Photos
By far the most popular location choice for Eastham Cape Cod family photos is the beach. There are many bayside beach options in Eastham such as First Encounter Beach, Campground Beach, Sunken Meadow Beach, and Thumpertown Beach. The bayside offers direct sunset views and expansive low tides making it a great choice for family photos.
First Encounter Beach Family Photos
A popular choice (and my favorite) for beach family photos in Eastham is First Encounter Beach. Accessibility at First Encounter Beach is great – there is a large parking lot and mostly flat access to the beach. This beach is at its best when low tide coincides with golden hour or sunset. As the tide goes out, it leaves behind a large expanse of tidal pools. These make great photo locations and are fun for little kids to play in.
Eastham Photo Locations
In addition to the great bayside beaches like First Encounter Beach, there are several other options for Eastham family photo locations. There are a couple of ocean beaches like Nauset Light Beach (under construction in 2021) and Coast Guard Beach. There are also beautiful marsh locations like Fort Hill and the Salt Pond Visitor Center trails.
What to Wear for Beach Family Photos
Besides where to do them, the most popular question for Eastham visitors is what to wear for beach family photos! A popular choice for a beach outfit color scheme is shades of blue. Blues work well for beach photos because blue is a complementary color to orangey/yellow which is the predominant background color at the beach.