Exploring Osterville Village
Blending the natural beauty of Cape Cod with the appeal of a small town setting, Osterville Village presents the enjoyment of seaside elegance. Right on Nantucket Sound, the village is a prime location for fun on the beach or on the water.
Popular during the summer months, it’s common to find out-of-towners with second homes in Osterville. There are also two private country clubs in the village, each with its own golf course, tennis courts and private beach. In addition, you’ll find several oceanfront estates and historic homes dotting the landscape.
If boating or sailing is more your speed, you have options in area marinas, too. The village also offers up places to kayak and paddle board. Walking paths, hiking trails and sidewalks make it easy to explore the village on foot or on bike, leading visitors past the local museum, area homes and even the seasonal farmers’ market.
As one of Barnstable’s seven villages, Osterville Village actually date backs centuries. Just as it was generations ago, oystering remains a common pastime in the village. In fact, many suggest Osterville was actually the misspelled result of the name Oysterville.
Beyond this, Downtown Osterville is a charming place to stroll through local shops, with a number of planned events and festivals held there throughout the year. Whether shopping antique stores, gift shops or boutiques, Osterville has a little of everything.
You’ll also find some great places to catch a bite to eat. You’ll find a gourmet food market, fresh seafood and locally made products for sale on Main Street. You’ll additionally find Cape Cod-themed gifts, homemade goodies and even a local flower shop and bike shop.
While you’re in the Osterville shopping district, take a little time out to explore one of the Cape’s oldest libraries or the public park with its water lily pond, gardens and nature trails.