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Stage Harbor Lighthouse & Hardings Beach – Slideshow

Brian Tarcy
Written by Brian Tarcy

CHATHAM – Even as the summer temperatures slowly disappear, spectacular Cape Cod beaches and lighthouses from a bygone era beckon. Hardings Beach is long, slightly curved stretch of beach offering a beautiful one-mile walk to what is now a privately owned lighthouse, Stage Harbor Lighthouse.

The Stage Harbor Lighthouse is the newest of Cape Cod’s lighthhouses, built in 1880. The working light has been removed, but you get the idea when you see it. Just another piece of the wonder that is Cape Cod.


— Brian Tarcy

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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His most recent book is, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face. For more information see,, and (NFL Picks).

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