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Don & Sandy’s guidebook

Don & Sandy
Don & Sandy
Lid sinds 2017
Don & Sandy

Don & Sandy’s guidebook

Cotuit beaches
This is our favorite beach in Cotuit for swimming, with lifeguards and restrooms in season. You can walk along the shore (to the right) down to Oregon Beach, which is a beautiful beach for pictures and on a clear day at low tide, you may spot Martha's Vineyard!
Loop Beach
This is our favorite beach in Cotuit for swimming, with lifeguards and restrooms in season. You can walk along the shore (to the right) down to Oregon Beach, which is a beautiful beach for pictures and on a clear day at low tide, you may spot Martha's Vineyard!
On Old Shore Road, this beach is the closest to the cottage, just blocks away. No lifeguard or restrooms. Boats launch from this area and it is home to the Mosquito Yacht Club, which hosts local yacht races and sailing lessons. You can walk along the narrow shoreline to the point to the left of the beach or along the narrow path to the right of the boat launch all the way to Town Dock. To walk there, take a left on Lewis Pond Rd, straight to the T, then right on Main St. , then left on Old Shore Rd. To drive there, take a left on Main St, a quick right on Putnam, and another quick right on Old Shore Road.
Ropes Beach
On Old Shore Road, this beach is the closest to the cottage, just blocks away. No lifeguard or restrooms. Boats launch from this area and it is home to the Mosquito Yacht Club, which hosts local yacht races and sailing lessons. You can walk along the narrow shoreline to the point to the left of the beach or along the narrow path to the right of the boat launch all the way to Town Dock. To walk there, take a left on Lewis Pond Rd, straight to the T, then right on Main St. , then left on Old Shore Rd. To drive there, take a left on Main St, a quick right on Putnam, and another quick right on Old Shore Road.
A small beach with limited parking; no restrooms or lifeguard. A great place to launch a kayak to Sampson's Island.
Rileys Beach (Mothers' Beach)
A small beach with limited parking; no restrooms or lifeguard. A great place to launch a kayak to Sampson's Island.
Neighborhoods
Playground fort - take a left on Lewis Pond, the next right on Old Oyster, past the fire station on the left, the park is behind the church on the corner Cotuit Fresh Market - coffee, deli, wood, souvenir room; left on Lewis Pond straight to the T, left on Main St. Tennis - left on Lewis Pond, next left on Old Oyster, just past the water tower on the right turn into the old school; behind it is a tennis court. There may be a basketball hoop still there, as well. Post Office - right on Old Oyster to the T Check out the manual for beach directions! Oregon Beach is all the way to the end of Main St. Turn right on Main to get there. Limited parking, no lifeguard, but a beautiful spot to fish, swim, or stroll.
Cotuit
Playground fort - take a left on Lewis Pond, the next right on Old Oyster, past the fire station on the left, the park is behind the church on the corner Cotuit Fresh Market - coffee, deli, wood, souvenir room; left on Lewis Pond straight to the T, left on Main St. Tennis - left on Lewis Pond, next left on Old Oyster, just past the water tower on the right turn into the old school; behind it is a tennis court. There may be a basketball hoop still there, as well. Post Office - right on Old Oyster to the T Check out the manual for beach directions! Oregon Beach is all the way to the end of Main St. Turn right on Main to get there. Limited parking, no lifeguard, but a beautiful spot to fish, swim, or stroll.
Food scene
Casual family dining, outdoors seating, seafood, outstanding views of the Cape Cod Canal.
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Pilot House Restaurant and Lounge
14 Gallo Road
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Casual family dining, outdoors seating, seafood, outstanding views of the Cape Cod Canal.
During Covid-19, they offer pick-up take out. They serve a variety of food at good value and quality. This is where the locals hang out, so it can be noisy if you are seated inside. Note: there are 87 restaurants within 5 miles of Cotuit. Enjoy!
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Kettle-Ho | Restaurant & Tavern
12 School Street
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During Covid-19, they offer pick-up take out. They serve a variety of food at good value and quality. This is where the locals hang out, so it can be noisy if you are seated inside. Note: there are 87 restaurants within 5 miles of Cotuit. Enjoy!
Just a few miles away, in Osterville, with a great menu and service. There is a seafood market for take-out there, as well.
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Wimpy's Seafood Cafe & Market
752 Main Street
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Just a few miles away, in Osterville, with a great menu and service. There is a seafood market for take-out there, as well.
During Covid-19, order online and pick up curbside. Great selection and delicious ice cream! This is a Cape favorite.
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Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour
22 Falmouth Rd
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During Covid-19, order online and pick up curbside. Great selection and delicious ice cream! This is a Cape favorite.
After shopping in the Mashpee Commons, have lunch or dinner at this upscale restaurant with outstanding service and food. Try the Seafood Tower!
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Bleu
10 Market Street
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After shopping in the Mashpee Commons, have lunch or dinner at this upscale restaurant with outstanding service and food. Try the Seafood Tower!
Shopping
Mashpee Commons has a variety of specialty shops and restaurants and free parking. A great stop if shopping is on your list, or if rain has canceled the beach trip! FYI, in close proximity are other shops such as Home Goods, Marshals, etc.
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Mashpee Commons (Stop & Shop)
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Mashpee Commons has a variety of specialty shops and restaurants and free parking. A great stop if shopping is on your list, or if rain has canceled the beach trip! FYI, in close proximity are other shops such as Home Goods, Marshals, etc.
Main Street, Hyannis - A must for souvenir shopping! Blocks of specialty shops with unique items, 43 restaurants within 0.3 miles, just blocks from the Harbor with art shanties lining the sidewalks. This is a favorite place to stroll and enjoy. Come early for easiest parking!
Main Street
Main Street, Hyannis - A must for souvenir shopping! Blocks of specialty shops with unique items, 43 restaurants within 0.3 miles, just blocks from the Harbor with art shanties lining the sidewalks. This is a favorite place to stroll and enjoy. Come early for easiest parking!
Seal Watching Excursion
Seal Watch Adventure Cruise - from Orleans to Chatham Harbor. Experience the seals in their natural habitat
Blue Claw Boat Tours LLC
235 Main Street
Seal Watch Adventure Cruise - from Orleans to Chatham Harbor. Experience the seals in their natural habitat
Whale Watching
Offers a great excursion for all ages
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Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises
269 Millway
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Offers a great excursion for all ages
Kayak/bike rentals and tours
Kayak, paddleboard, and bike rentals/tours
Ride Away Kayak
135 Daniels Island Rd
Kayak, paddleboard, and bike rentals/tours