The Beaches Inn (a/k/a Cape Hedge Inn), Rockport, Mass., circa 1965


This inn at the very end of South Street in Rockport, just above Cape Hedge beach, burned to the ground in the late 1970s. The ruins can still be seen there today. For many years, it was called the Cape Hedge Inn and in the 1970s it went by the name Sandpiper Inn. This postcard identifies it as the Beaches Inn.

I have been able to find no information about the Beaches Inn except that it was operated by Kathleen (Kay) and Edward Pine. The also operated an inn named The 1840 House on Beach Street in Rockport. Mrs. Pine died in 2003 at the age of 85.

This postcard is much more recent that the ones I usually post, but I was fascinated to see this view of the inn from the water. For a 1953 view of the inn when it was called Cape Hedge, see this post.

This postcard was published by Curtis News of Rockport, which published a number of postcards over the years before it closed in the early 1980s. It was run by Bud Curtis, who later was a realtor with Beaton Real Estate in Rockport.

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