Old Silver Beach in North Falmouth is as popular as it is beautiful. The Buzzards Bay waters here are warm (in the 70’s) and ideal for youngsters. Young professionals often dash out of steamy cities on Friday afternoon for a weekend of sunbathing and swimming at Old Silver Beach, which is a quick drive from Boston. A creek splits the beach in two; one side is for residents and the other side for visitors to the town.

Lifeguards watch over the swimmers and a concession stand keeps hunger at bay. Portable toilets and showers are available, as are swimming lessons. Parking costs $10 per day.

How to get there: Route 28 from the Bourne Bridge; Follow Signs; Off Quaker Road, North Falmouth