An enjoyable evening with friends and delicious fresh Cape Cod seafood.
Last week Bill and I went to the Flying Bridge with friends. We spent an enjoyable evening chatting and enjoying fresh delicious seafood. The Flying Bridge likes to boast that every seat is a water view and they are not exaggerating. The view of our busy harbor is beautiful. All of us enjoy seafood and the many choices. Our friends had the red snapper and the flounder, while Bill enjoyed the lobster ravioli and I had baked scallops. The service was excellent. Our server was a local college student who was thrilled to have such a great job for the summer.
If you like seafood and enjoy a water view, the Flying Bridge is the place to be. However, for those who prefer steaks, chops, or chicken, there are many menu items to choose from.
After an evening out it was lovely to go back to the Palmer House and relax with a cool drink on the front porch.
To push-off from shore and explore any of the fresh or salt waterways is to see Cape Cod in its essential nature. Always remember to pack water, a hat and sunscreen and plan ahead so the tides work with you.
Two local kayak locations are: Cape Cod Kayak in nearby Cataumet (508) 563- 9377 and Cape Cod Watersports at old Silver Beach in North Falmouth (508) 801-9377. Cape Cod Watersports also has kite surfing, wind surfing, sailing and paddle boats.
Cape Cod is home to many of New England’s finest beaches and Falmouth claims an assortment to meet everyone’s needs.
Old Silver Beach – With its beautiful Cape Cod white sand… this beach gets points for being the most beautiful beach in town. This public beach* has concessions, change rooms, showers and toilets.
Surf Beach – Is one of our favorites because it is a pleasant stroll from the Palmer House Inn. It has a beach house with change rooms and showers. Surf Beach has a wading area with ‘C’ shaped jetties on either side, making it a nice location for families. The jetties are fascistic for tide-pools and sea life exploring.*
Falmouth Heights Beach – This beach is wonderful for long walks and has a lovely view of Vineyard Sound and Martha’s Vineyard. Parking and change rooms are also available. The charming British Beer company has a walk-up service window to satisfy your need for pub grub on the without leaving the sand behind.*
The Knob– This is Falmouth’s most romantic and secluded beach. With spectacular sunsets over Buzzard’s Bay this has to be one of the most romantic places on the Cape to propose to that special someone. This off-the-beaten-path beach, located in Sippewissett, can be difficult to find so be sure to ask Pat & Bill about this beach.
* Public Town Beach means that the town maintains it with cleaners, lifeguards and parking attendants. There is a cost of $10 for parking for the day.