Osterville, MA —
the perfect getaway for some true R&R

One of Barnstable's seven villages, the sleepy enclave of Osterville is the perfect getaway for some true R&R. Originally called, "Oysterville," the marshy location lends itself to oystering. This quiet corner of the cape has evolved from a fishing community into a secluded and charming beach paradise.

Looking for a little seclusion on the cape? Osterville is the perfect locale. This tight-knit community is off the beaten path, but still offers access to the busier cape towns. It doesn't get more private than Oyster Harbors, a high-end gated community located across Osterville's steel drawbridge. On Little Island and Grand Island, you'll find luxury homes, private beaches and an 18-hole golf course.

"Osterville is the perfect getaway for some true R&R."

Although known for its high-end oceanfront estates, Osterville also features gorgeous, yet reasonably-priced capes, condos, and ranches.

Local Tips

Spend the day at Dowses Beach, considered one of Cape Cod's best. This pristine spot on the south side of Barnstable is perfect for swimming, fishing, or simply soaking up the sun.

Special Features

Fancy's Market has been a town landmark since 1839. Fancy's rich history includes being owned by several sea captains and serving as the town post office for a time. Today you'll find a hometown gourmet market with a butcher, a wide selection of wine and cheese, and an award-winning deli.

"Looking for a little seclusion on the cape? Osterville is the perfect locale."

Five Bays Bistro serves modern cuisine normally found in a big city with the friendly service The Cape is known for. New additions such as Crisp Flatbread Inc., serving wood-fired pizza and homemade pasta, only add to O-ville's fantastic options.

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