Old Silver Beach

Barnstable featuring a sandy beach

Old Silver Beach

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Go for a swim in the surprisingly warm water or enjoy the views across Buzzard Bay at Falmouth’s family-favorite beach.

Nestled in Falmouth’s Wild Harbor, Old Silver Beach is a haven for sunbathers and swimmers. This quintessential Cape Cod beach keeps things simple. It doesn’t have busy boardwalks lined with restaurants and arcades. Instead, it lets its natural beauty do the crowd pleasing. Pack your beach bag and spend the day enjoying the sun and surf.

Old Silver Beach is split into two halves. One side is for residents with beach stickers and the other is for the general public. Besides a rock jetty separating the beaches, you won’t notice a difference in quality between either side.

Its protected location in Buzzard Bay makes the water at Old Silver Beach unusually warm and calm. This is one of the reasons that the beach is such a popular family destination.

Take a relaxing dip or venture further out on a paddleboard. Watch out for strong currents at high tide, particularly near the jetty.

If you need a break from the sand, take a hike inland. The Wing Pond Reservation has trails that take you through woods and cranberry bogs, snaking along Herring Brook and around Wing Pond. There is also a nice plot of protected land just east of Old Silver Beach.

The beach provides full services during the summer. Lifeguards are on duty throughout the day to protect swimmers. Beachgoers can make use of the restroom and shower facilities. If you get hungry or thirsty, grab refreshments at the concession stand.

The parking lot at Old Silver Beach is fairly small and fills up quickly. Arrive early in the morning to ensure that you get a spot. There is a daily parking fee for the general public.

Head into Falmouth’s town center if you want to go shopping or eat something beyond the concession stand’s offerings. It is about a 15-minute drive from Old Silver Beach.

Top Hotels Close to Old Silver Beach

Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Sea Crest Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
350 Quaker Rd, North Falmouth, MA, 02556
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $179 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in North Falmouth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
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Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Old Silver Beach, High-speed WiFi, Deck, Tennis
Old Silver Beach, High-speed WiFi, Deck, Tennis
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Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in North Falmouth. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the family amenities in our reviews. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Cute house in a great location
"We had a very nice stay in this cute cape home. It is in a great location - walking distance to both public & private beaches. The home is dated but very clean and cozy with everything needed. The outside deck and back yard was very dark with all the trees and had a lot of moss so not super comfortable ..."

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Old Silver Beach, High-speed WiFi, Deck, Tennis
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Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Sea Crest Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
350 Quaker Rd, North Falmouth, MA, 02556
The price is $179 per night from May 30 to May 31
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Old Silver Beach, High-speed WiFi, Deck, Tennis
Old Silver Beach, High-speed WiFi, Deck, Tennis
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The perfect Cape Cod beach house - walk to the beach!
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