Old Silver Beach

Vacation Travel Guide
Barnstable featuring a sandy beach

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
The price is ¥14,642 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
This North Falmouth hotel is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Old Silver Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Wood Neck Beach and Southwest Beach. Handy Point ...
4/5 Very Good! (979 reviews)
"It was great to have a beach right behind the hotel. You could wake up in the morning and walk on the sand, enjoying the sunrise. Great to enjoy the sunsets from the hotel lobby as well....."

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Old Silver Beach, High-speed WiFi, Deck, Tennis
Old Silver Beach, High-speed WiFi, Deck, Tennis
North Falmouth, MA
This family-friendly North Falmouth vacation home is located by the sea, 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Old Silver Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Wood Neck Beach and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Adorable, clean cottage
"The cottage was very clean and located exactly where we needed to be. The hosts were extremely accommodating."

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

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Old Silver Beach, High-speed WiFi, Deck, Tennis
Old Silver Beach Vitamin Sea
Old Silver Beach Vitamin Sea
North Falmouth, MA
Situated in North Falmouth, this vacation home is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Old Silver Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cataumet Arts Center and Southwest Beach. ...
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Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Sea Crest Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
350 Quaker Rd, North Falmouth, MA
The price is ¥14,642 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Old Silver Beach, High-speed WiFi, Deck, Tennis
Old Silver Beach, High-speed WiFi, Deck, Tennis
North Falmouth, MA
Old Silver Beach, High-speed WiFi, Deck, Tennis
Old Silver Beach Vitamin Sea
Old Silver Beach Vitamin Sea
North Falmouth, MA
Old Silver Beach Vitamin Sea
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LOCATION! LOCATION! OLD SILVER BEACH! Saturday to Saturday weekly rental
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OLDSILVER BEACH! CLOSE LOCATION. Sat to Sat rental. Shining Sea bike-way!
Falmouth, MA
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Renovated New Silver Beach Rental
Renovated New Silver Beach Rental
North Falmouth, MA
Renovated New Silver Beach Rental
AMAZING BEACH HOUSE ~Steps to the Beach
AMAZING BEACH HOUSE ~Steps to the Beach
North Falmouth, MA
AMAZING BEACH HOUSE ~Steps to the Beach
Cozy North Falmouth Home w/Guest House & A/C!
Cozy North Falmouth Home w/Guest House & A/C!
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Cozy North Falmouth Home w/Guest House & A/C!
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SPECTACULAR NEW BEACH HOUSE + JUST ADDED FULL BASEMENT REMODEL
Falmouth, MA
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