Old Silver Beach in Cape Cod is my Favorite Beach in this month's Beach Series.
As many of you already know, I started my business by participating in craft festivals all over the New England area including Cape Cod. One of my favorite events to do each summer was the Cape Cod Scallop Festival in Falmouth. It was great because it only took a couple of hours to get to the fairgrounds in Falmouth and setup my booth space. Afterward it felt like I was on vacation visiting all the beaches I could in the free time that I had. You can literally drive up Rte 28 and the amount of beaches to visit and go to in Cape Cod is overwhelming. The best part is that they are all so different and beautiful in their own way.
Old Silver Beach in Cape Cod has always been one of my favorites. I remember the first time I ever went there. I love the heat, but I remember it was unusually hot that weekend and the only thing I wanted to do was relax by the beach and cool off. The closest beach that I heard about from other people around me was Old Silver Beach. I literally dumped all of my things in the sand at Old Silver and went into the water. I was expecting really cold water, but it was so warm. In the water all around me were these little silvery fish that weren't scared of me at all. They were just hanging out in the water with me. I could see horseshoe crabs underneath me as well as sand dollars. The water at Old Silver Beach is so clear and I could see so much further than I normally would at a beach in Maine. It was great and the best way I could of spent my afternoon.
There was a rock jetty at Old Silver beach which literally divides the beach into two separate beaches. Tourists visit one side of the beach while locals visit the other side of the beach. The locals had filled me in on the joke that the beach side they enjoy is called New Silver Beach which I thought was great. I also heard some rumors from the locals that Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart used to vacation at Old Silver beach as well. I'm not sure how accurate that is, but it sounded pretty good to me.
I love the sand at Old Silver Beach in Cape Cod. It's one of the few New England beaches that I've gone to where the sand is very light in color almost making it a white sand beach and it's really fine in texture. If you walk around to collect sand you'll notice the closer you get to the jetty, the coarser and rockier the sand is. I really like the soft white sand there. It's really unique and so pretty and feels so good and soft under my feet. Click here if you'd like to see what our Beach Sand Jewelry from Old Silver Beach looks like. Every year since I've made it my ritual to visit Old Silver beach after I setup my Scallop Fest booth. I get in the water and look for the little silvery fish and say hello. It's my beach away from home when I visit Cape Cod.