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cataumet - bourne maPhoto: Steve Shattuck

From sailing to tennis, walking trails to ice cream shops, there’s plenty of family-friendly fun to be found in Cataumet. As one of the Town of Bourne’s nine villages, peaceful Cataumet is a true summer destination for those headed to Cape Cod.

Located on Buzzards Bay, Cataumet sits to the south of Pocasset and the north of Falmouth. For fun and recreation in Cataumet, head to the Cape Cod Canal.

This popular outdoor spot sits nearby and offers up seven miles of walking and biking trails. It’s also a good spot for fishing, as the canal links up Buzzards Bay to Cape Cod Bay. Sightseeing boats also cruise up and down the canal.

Another spot to get out and enjoy nature is the Cataumet Greenway. The nearly 95-acres of

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bassetts island - bourne maPhoto: Buzzards Bay Coalition

For calm, shallow water and exceptional beaches, Bassetts Island is a true gem. Found at the entrance of Pocasset and Red Brook harbors in Bourne, the y-shaped island is extremely popular with boaters during the summer months.

Not only is the area a great place for boating, but it’s also a good place to spot birds and shellfish. While the north side of the island is private and outside visitors are discouraged, the southern side is open to the public and a wonderful place to enjoy a day of fun.

The western side of it offers a sandy beach and swimming while the eastern side features a rocky beach and is more popular with locals. The island proves an ideal location for boating, fishing, swimming and exploring during

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megansett beach - north falmouth maPhoto: timalosi

Located in North Falmouth, Megansett Harbor provides an ideal location for exploring the Cape and Buzzards Bay. The view from the jetty extending into Megansett Harbor is hard to beat, plus the harbor is the perfect spot for launching sailboats, kayaks and other small boats, with a paved boat ramp and a long wooden dock.

In fact, Megansett Harbor is an extremely popular location for sailboats, as most boats are able to launch right from Megansett Harbor Landing. Right next to the boat ramp you’ll find the fun of Megansett Beach.

The sandy beach is the perfect spot for taking a swim, lounging along the water or enjoying a picnic lunch. Its calm waters are especially favored by families, who often venture to the beach each summer

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Old Silver Beach - Falmouth MAPhoto: Drew Bryden

As one of the most visited beaches on Buzzards Bay, Old Silver Beach has been a “must-go” destination for generations. It’s not uncommon to come across adults who’ve been coming to the beach for years, some of which have come back on a regular basis since they were children themselves.

On some days you’ll find a line of cars waiting to park well before the gates even open in the morning. It’s no wonder that the cars are lined up, as the beach parking lot often overflows into the lot across the street as more and more beachgoers flock to the sandy shore.

Widely regarded as not only the busiest beach in Falmouth but the most profitable in terms of parking fees, it’s common for the beach to take in up to $12,000 per day during the

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chapoquoit - falmouth ma

More secluded than other parts of Cape Cod, Chapoquoit Beach presents true serenity on Buzzards Bay. Sheltered by West Falmouth Harbor and jutting out into the bay, the peninsula beach is one of the most westernmost beaches on all of Cape Cod.

Nevertheless, the beach remains a popular location for residents of Falmouth in search of a day of fun at the beach. Often referred to as “Chappy” by the locals, Chapoquoit Beach is a great place to get out on the water for swimming or for some paddling during calm weather.

The water is deep and clear here, and it’s common to find medium-size waves. Popular with families, this long and narrow beach features a large parking lot. You’ll likely find lifeguards during the summer season and restrooms, but you

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