The kids and I took off at the last minute and headed to beautiful Cape Cod. At least once each summer we are so lucky to be invited to stay with family at Ocean Edge Resort in the quaint town of Brewster, Massachusetts.
Brewster is an hour drive from Boston. It’s located on what we call the inner elbow of The Cape. Cape Code is like an arm extending out from the mainland and slightly bent in the center (at the elbow). The inner elbow is the Massachusetts Bay and the outer elbow at Chatham is the vast Atlantic Ocean.
Brewster is a quiet seaside Cape town. You’ll find back roads, beautiful beaches, small markets, views of marshes, parks, quiet resorts, ice cream shops, and my kids’ favorite… the old fashioned General Store.
There’s no “downtown” to Brewster so as you drive through on Route 6A you may think it’s pretty much made up of year-round Cape residents and there’s not much summer entertainment; but you’d be very wrong. That’s actually the beauty of Brewster. There are so many hidden treasures there that after 10 years of going there, I’m still finding new things.
The restaurants, for example. You won’t find any commercial chain restaurants here. The restaurants are very unassuming; located in buildings that look like Cape homes, most are only identified by a small wooden sign placed out front. They blend in but are amazing standouts.
The shops, for example. The Strawberry Patch is one of my favorite places to shop in Brewster. Enter the gravel driveway to find that the homeowners have converted their garage into a gift shop of treasures. Brewster is also known for its galleries and antique shops scattered up and down Route 6A.
The beaches, for example. There’s no main Ocean Drive that takes you along the beaches. The public beaches are tucked away and there are many private beaches that you have to find your way down the hidden paths through the marshes to discover them.
Such is the case with the private beach at Ocean Edge Resort. Located behind what’s referred to as The Mansion at Ocean Edge, the Ocean Edge Resort consists of two main properties:
The Mansion is a luxury hotel located at the top of a rolling hill and overlooking the ocean.
The Villages, located just across the street, consist of several condo complexes along the 18-hole golf course. You can swim in one of the many indoor and outdoor pools, play tennis, basketball, take golf lessons, or jump on the bike trail which runs the length of the Cape.
We are so incredibly lucky to be able to stay with our family at Ocean Edge. Come back tomorrow for Ocean Edge Part II featuring the Brewster Flats!
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