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South of Boston/Plymouth are easy to visit by car

Auto Routes to the South Shore and Plymouth

Getting to the South Shore By Car

Massachusetts' South Shore is a large area located south of Boston, and bordered on the east by Cape Cod and on the west by Central Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Part of a peninsula, the South Shore's coastline sites on Rhode Island Sound to the south, Massachusetts Bay to the north and Cape Cod Bay to the east.

The South shore is traversed by I-195, which travels along the Rhode Island Sound coastline and is the direct route to Cape Cod. I-495 travels southeastward through Middleboro and intersects I-195 at Wareham. U.S. Route 44 is a direct route between Providence, RI and Plymouth. I-95 skirts the western edge of the South Shore in a direct route between Providence, RI and Boston. Massachusetts Route 3 runs along the Eastern coast of the South Shore, from the bridge onto Cape Cod north to Boston. Massachusetts Route 24 is a connecting route between the Newport, RI area and I-95 outside of Boston.