We will be staying at a hotel in the Cape area (possible Barnstable area) in July for 1 night - the following day we will have about about 1/2 day available (early morning to afternoon) to explore Cape Cod before going the to next destination on our coastal vacation into Maine.
I am interested in seeing the Cape Cod National Seashore, going on a few shorter hiking trails that show off the Cape well, visiting a beach (preferably one not too crowded as I am mainly interested in getting some great pictures). Maybe seeing a sunrise from the beach (is this even possible? what beach would be best?). Basically I'm just looking for the "must see" spots in this area that we can partake in with our limited time schedule in the area.
I know I don't have much time available and I'm sure that there is much to see in the area but if you could narrow it down to the best of the best, what would you see?
Thanks, in advance, for your help! :-)