Old Silver Beach

Old Silver Beach is one of Buzzards Bay’s most popular beaches – and for good reason! This sandy Falmouth spot is a summertime favorite for Cape Cod locals and visitors. Wade into the Bay’s clear, shimmering waters for a swim, or enjoy the spectacular view from the shore. Either way, you’ll have a blast at Old Silver Beach.

Note: The beach is open, but the Town of Falmouth has temporarily closed the parking lot to discourage crowds from gathering. You will find nearly 60 beaches around the Bay to visit on Discover Buzzards Bay.

Features

Fish beneath the water's surface at Old Silver Beach in Falmouth

Look for hundreds of fish in the water that flows into the ocean at Old Silver from the salt marsh and Herring Brook.

If you’re looking for a classic summer beach, Old Silver Beach is a top destination on Buzzards Bay. The beach is divided into two sections: one side for Falmouth residents, and the other side for visitors. Both offer parking, food, and a bath house, so you can spend a full day here having fun in the powdery sand. It can get crowded, so make sure to come early!

One of the best features of Old Silver Beach is the view. On a clear day, you can see straight across the Bay to Marion, Mattapoisett, and West Island. A notable landmark on the horizon is Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse, which marks the shipping channel in Buzzards Bay.

Habitats & Wildlife

The shores of Old Silver Beach are nice and sandy. And if you look closely, you’ll be amazed by the marine life along the water. Search for barnacles and periwinkles on the rock jetties, and watch for silvery fish swimming in the shallow waters.

Old Silver Beach’s two sections sit on either side of a salt marsh along Herring Brook. This stream winds its way toward Buzzards Bay from Wing Pond, and it’s an important habitat for migrating river herring in spring. Take a short walk from the beach to Herring Brook, and you might see egrets, fiddler crabs, and menhaden in this salt marsh habitat.

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Details
Hours: 9am to 5pm
Parking: Two large paved parking areas: one reserved for Falmouth residents and another for public parking
Cost: $20/day public parking (mid-June to mid-September); $35/year for resident beach sticker
Dogs: Yes (October 1 to April 30 only)
Facilities: Restrooms (seasonal), Trash, Showers, Food/Concession
Boat Ramp: No
Lifeguards: Yes (seasonal)
ADA Accessible: Yes (ramp and beach wheelchair)

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
296 Quaker Rd.
Falmouth, MA 02540
41.623930, -70.638960
Beach Superintendent: (508) 274-1498
Email: beach@falmouthmass.us

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Old Silver Beach
Falmouth, MA
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