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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