Located on the south side of Barnstable on Nantucket Sound, Osterville includes marshes, bays, ponds, a small lake, beaches, and a quaint Main Street complete with sophisticated shops and charming restaurants. 

Osterville was originally named Cotacheset, based on the Native American name for the area. Over time it became a center for “oystering” (harvesting wild oysters) and was renamed Oysterville. Later a map misspelled the name and from that point on the village was known as Osterville!