A day at Old Silver Beach on Cape Cod

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Back when I was living in Boston, one of my favorite things to do during the summer was visit the Cape. With the two-hour drive down from Boston, it was always an easy day trip—even if there was lots of traffic. (That may just be the road-tripper in me speaking…)

If you’re not from the northeast, you might be surprised to learn that Cape Cod is actually a pretty big area. And the two hour drive from Boston just gets you to the very beginning of the Cape. Anything further and you’re adding more and more time to the drive. And while the traffic down Route 3 might be bearable, once you’re on the single (sometimes double)-lane highways that wind through Cape Cod, there’s nothing worse than traffic. Especially because food and rest stops are limited and by this point, you pretty much want to have your feet buried in sand.

So that’s why I used to always visit Old Silver Beach. In North Falmouth, MA, it’s pretty much the closest beach to the Bourne Bridge so it’s easy to get to. And it’s beautiful. Parking spaces on this beach can be limited, however, so getting there by 10 or 11am is preferable. Otherwise you end up waiting in a queue just to park your car.

But it’s worth it—just check out my photos from a summer day at Old Silver Beach back in 2009…

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  1. luv the pics but whats up with all the green. I’m guessing that’s algae.

  2. I’d like to see Cape Cod someday. It’s annoying that there’s heavy traffic and competition for parking but I guess that’s always the case in the Northeast!

    • Heya Scott,
      Yep – the Northeast is always crowded. Sometimes you just have to embrace it, though. When my friends and I would drive down from Boston to the Cape we always had a blast—listening to loud music, windows down. It can be fun if you make it fun!

  3. Looks like a beautiful calm beach!

    • Hey Rebecca,
      Yep, Old Silver is on the quieter shore of the Cape so the water is warmer and more still. Part of the reason I love it so much!

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