Whenever we're in the Hyannis area, we make it a point to eat at Baxter's. Growing up, it wasn't very often that my family ate out so I always remember dinner there after a day at the beach. Plus, I think the food's pretty tasty.
(Rich's lobsta roll. I had the kid size serving of fish and chips. Plus some of Rich's lobster.)
After lunch, we headed down toward the beaches past the harbor hoping to explore a new location. Unfortunately, parking was $20 and since we only wanted to spend an hour or so there, we opted out. On the harbor tour, one of the last "free" beaches had been pointed out to us. It's free because there's no cost to park there or use the beach.
See those people to the right?
That's the beach. It's tiny. The area right in front there is a private beach, presumably for those houses behind the beach. That's actually West Yarmouth. Anyway, we were able to find a parking spot and hang out there for about an hour on the beach. I was surprised to see people just parked, sitting in their cars watching the harbor traffic. How easy it is to forget that there are people who have time to relax. Despite its size, the beach was okay, except for the broken glass we found. Emily, my little explorer, is still learning the difference between sea glass and broken glass and it's a bit unnerving when she holds up a piece of broken glass and asks, "Is this sea glass, Mama?"
I call that one "Little Kid, Big Boat."
Thanks to the new (newish?) traffic time signs and my iPhone, we were able to avoid probably an hour's worth of traffic. I am a smart phone believer now.
We hope to return for at least one more day trip this summer. Corporation Beach and Coast Guard Beach (new beaches to us) are on our to-do list.