Re: the Cape
I caught the biggest bass of my life in Barnstable Harbor (night, live eels) there are plenty of side streets that you can park on and walk through the marsh to get to some good fishing.
I don't know if it has changed but much of Race was closed due to the nesting of the piping plovers which made for a long long walk to get to beach fishing. not sure about the parking lot hours.
No two tides are the same