Cape Cod is an L-shaped peninsula of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. It constitutes Barnstable County, which is divided into towns, which in turn are divided into villages. It runs east-west from the mainland, and then turns north. The area is a major tourism and commercial fishing destination.
In common usage, the Cape is divided into three sections, plus a number of offshore islands. Nearest to the mainland is the Inner Cape.
The Outer Cape begins where the peninsula turns north.