The Village of Barnstable is the Town of Barnstable’s most historic in Town. Set along the Old Kings Highway, here one finds many period buildings, some dating back to the 17th century, and historic sites within the village core. Barnstable Village (which shares its name with the County and Town) is also the site of the County Complex, town offices, courts and deeds registry. Barnstable Harbor is a working harbor as well as mid-Cape embarkation point for popular seasonal whale watches. Its small business district near the Harbor includes restaurants, galleries and studios, renowned Barnstable Comedy Club, several museums, business services and coffee shops. A number of small, secret beaches with stunning Sandy Neck views can be found along 6A.