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Chatham offers an exceptional number of unique shops to whet your appetite for that “special” purchase. Whether you’re seeking an unusual souvenir, a T-shirt, fine art for your home or a 25th anniversary “jewel” for that someone special, you’re sure to find it at one of our many shops.

Not just for visitors anymore, Chatham has become a destination for browsers and buyers alike, from throughout Cape Cod and beyond.

In Chatham's town center, you'll find nearly one mile of unique shopping that everyone will enjoy.

On Main Street, the best way to get around is on foot. Start at the Chatham Candy Manor for premium, hand-made candy and fudge that you won't find anywhere else. As they say, "...if it weren't made of chocolate, it'd be signed by the artist!" Traditional seaside favorites are availble too, like white chocolate seashells and of course, saltwater taffy.

Further along you'll find galleries full of work by local artists, depicting life on The Cape in watercolor, oil, sculpture and more. Traditional techniques like scrimshaw, pottery and weaving are alive and well in Chatham, and practiced by local artisans.  You'll also find nautical antiques, jewelry, clothing for men, women and kids, sports memorabilia,  as well as gifts, novelties, toys, specialty foods, and more.

There are three large parking lots, two public restrooms, and no parking meters! When you're through, stop in one of our many restaurants or take a leisurely walk or drive to Chatham Lighthouse and enjoy the breathtaking view of beautiful Lighthouse Beach.  Parking at the lighthouse is limited to maximum 30 minutes. 

The Chatham Merchants Association, a branch of the Chamber of Commerce, is an active group of retailers and other business managers who direct certain special programs in Chatham. Among the key accomplishments of the Merchants Association are December’s Christmas by the Sea and the charitable Angel Fund (Ginny Nickerson), Main Street Christmas Stroll, Easter Egg Hunt, and Spring Fling

We invite you to become a fan of the Chatham shopping experience.  Browse Our Member Listings.




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