Who are we

Here At ESsential Cape cod, we love to share where we live

We know visitors flock to the Cape for good reason—we get to live here year round! The events, ideas, and suggestions presented on this site stem from the creative, hardworking and fun-loving people of the Cape, and we invite those who love the Cape to share their experiences as well!

Interested in writing for Essential Cape Cod?

Contact us to learn more!

Questions about being featured or sponsorships?

Email inquiries here!





30+ Million

Visitors Each Year

Created out of a Love for Where we Live, with a passion to help others experience it in a way that supports and cares for the local economy and ecology.

Our Story

Loving & Living on Cape Cod

As teachers, business entrepreneurs, supporters of local non-profits and community members who love the place we call home, we have experienced what the Cape has to offer year round, and have spent countless emails, texts and conversations sharing that with visitors to help them make the most out of their trip here.

We have come together to share our insight to help others fall in love with the Cape as well!

Mary Ware

As a special education teacher and digital media business owner on Cape Cod, Mary moved to the Cape 12 years ago and is currently raising her two mini Cape Codders while spending her free time exploring all of that the Cape has to offer.