Located off the southern side of Cape Cod, Washburn Island remains a treasured Falmouth spot. The small island sits in Waquoit Bay and is only accessible by water.
More than 300-acres in all, Washburn Island is filled with a mix of tall trees, barrier beaches, plus coastal salt ponds and marshes. Once home to a summer estate, followed by a location for military training, developers have had their eye on the island in the past.
At one time they hoped to develop luxury homes, a yacht club and a helicopter pad. Area residents fought back, though, and the state ended up buying Washburn Island in the early 1980s.
Purposely left as a natural and secluded island, you’ll now find less than a dozen campsites on Washburn Island but…