We have an annual tradition of taking our dog Falkor to a beach on the Cape for his adoption anniversary each year. I’m ashamed to admit it, but we nearly forgot this year. We had the day off and were planning to take a day trip to the Cape, possibly without him. At the last minute I remembered the date and we rushed over to fawn all over him and apologize and of course he looked at us like the crazy people we are.
Jeff was researching new beaches to explore and came across the Sandwich Boardwalk. Named one of the top 10 boardwalks in the country by National Geographic, the Sandwich boardwalk is the only one on that list without amusement rides and fried food, just marsh grasses waving in the wind, ospreys flying overhead, and the sounds of the tide rushing in and out. The original boardwalk was destroyed by Hurricane Bob in 1991, and was rebuilt with donations from people whose names are inscribed on individual planks.
The Sandwich boardwalk spans 1,350 ft over a marsh before it connects to Boardwalk beach. We went on a week day in early winter and it was pretty quiet. I’m sure it’s a different story in the summer, our research made it seem like a beloved local summer spot. I read that it’s also a great spot for birdwatching and watching large tankers sail towards the entrance of the Cape Cod Canal.