history on Cape CodThe Woods Hole Historical Museum is a great summer destination if you are interested in Cape Cod history.  This lovely small house is perched right on Little Harbor in Woods Hole so you can enjoy exhibits as well as a cool ocean breeze on a sunny summer day.  Woods Hole is a village of Falmouth MA, on Cape Cod, just three miles down the road from the center of Falmouth.

This summer, there are two temporary exhibits — one on the history of business in Woods Hole replete with photos and stories, and the other the work of illustrator James Prosek who sketches ocean fish for publication like a modern day Audubon.  His many books are also available for viewing at the museum, and you will marvel at the accuracy and beauty of his intricate drawings.

Out behind the museum is a barn filled with antique boats and memorabilia about wooden boats with open doors to the breeze and a charming row of signal flags draped across the front door.

On Saturday July 19th at 10 am, the Woods Hole Historical Museum holds their annual auction.  This is a great event, filled with locals and visitors who come for the bargains and the great good humor of auctioneer Phil Stanton.  They only offer this auction every other year, and it raises money for the Museum.

The Woods Hole Historical Museum is located at 579 Woods Hole Road in Woods Hole (a village of the town of Falmouth) on Cape Cod.  Your friendly B&B owner can help you find your way here, and there is free parking at the Museum for patrons.

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3 Falmouth Village venues have teamed up to create one great series of evening events on Mondays this summer. Monday, July 7th through August 18th.

  1. The first location is “Falmouth Museums on the Green“. They will be open late from 5:00 to 7:00 pm – a perfect time to step out for a little historic town culture. The Falmouth Historic Society is the overseer of the Museums. The society was established in 1900 and its mission is to preserve and present the town’s history and share that history with the public. The museum buildings  are located across from the Falmouth Village Green at 55-65 Palmer Avenue.The buildings on the Museums’ campus include two historic homes, the Conant House that was built in 1730 and the (Dr. Joseph) Wicks House that was built in 1790. The Wicks House is a hansom example of Federalist Period architecture. There are also lovely colonial style flower gardens and a kitchen herb garden.  The third building on the campus is the Visitor Center or the rustic Hallett Barn and the adjacent Cultural Center. The barn has a charming gift shop and it is where tours begin. Tour guides will be present to direct visitors around the to the buildings. The two major exhibits this summer are “Victorian Life in Falmouth” and “Expressions in Stitches – Then and Now”. Admission is free.
  2. The second Summer Monday evening event will be “Hyannis Sound” at the First Congregational Church at 68 Palmer Avenue. The shows begin at 7:00 pm.”Hyannis Sound” consists of ten young men with the voices of angels who sing popular music, a cappella. As one might imagine the music is filled with the youthful energy and the harmony is wonderful. Their choice of music spans the decades. “Hyannis Sound” is a semi-professional singing group the men come from around the United States and convene each summer on Cape Cod. Their signature preppy look, of pastel shirts and ties with khakis, is created with the help of “Vineyard Vines” a local clothing store. Tickets are sold at the door and are $5.00 for children and $12.00 for adults.
  3. The third, and arguably the tastiest Summer event, is at Saint Barnabas Church’s “Lobster on the Lawn”. The brown bag dinner begins at 5:00 pm. The meal consists of a lobster roll, chips and your choice of beverage.   For desert, a slice of pie. The price is $15.00 and there is also an appropriately priced child’s meal.  The proceeds go to their food pantry to feed the homeless.

676c6c”>price and as such it boasts many beaches running on both sides of town.  On the Vineyard Sound side of Falmouth, facing the island of Martha’s Vineyard is one of Falmouth’s best-known beaches called Surf Drive Beach.

This three mile stretch of sand runs from Falmouth Harbor west and southwest all the way to the shadow of Nobska Lighthouse, and most of it is open to the public.  There are three public parking lots — the first is at the end of Shore Street, walking distance from Main Street in Falmouth where you will find all the shops and restaurants.  This is also where daily and annual stickers can be purchased for all other beach parking in town.  In summer, a day pass to Falmouth parking is $10 and can also be purchased at the front desk of your local B&B.  There is also public parking for Surf Drive Beach at Walker Street and Trunk River.

Another great way to get to Surf Drive Beach is to take the Shining Sea bike path which runs eleven miles from Woods Hole to North Falmouth.  For a section of this charming bike path, you are riding right along Surf Drive beach near Trunk River.  This is a great excursion from you local B&B to explore Falmouth beaches.  If you are in Falmouth, pack a picnic from the Bean and Cod, Parkside or the Pickle Jar.  Staying in Woods Hole?  Try  Jimmy’s, Pie in the Sky, Woods Hole Market or Quicks Hole for take out sandwiches and more.

Visiting Surf Drive Beach for the day just might be the best thing you do this summer!  Book now to beat the heat on Falmouth’s beautiful beaches.

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Captain KiddThe Captain Kidd is a famous old-school bar down in Woods Hole which closed this winter for a thorough renovation, re-opening this week to great reviews and happy customers in the beautiful old barn-like space on the waterfront in Woods Hole.  With nautical themed banquettes, great wall art including the old sign for the famous “Leeside” (now just a memory but once owned by this family), and a dock filled with tables for dining al fresco, the Captain Kidd is the new place to be in Woods Hole.

Summertime favorites like steamed lobster, oysters on the half shell, baby back ribs with mac and cheese, fresh salads and much more define this fresh take on classic Cape Cod fare.  Especially attractive is the enamelware pot for the tableside presentation of steamed lobster –  Adorable.

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On opening night, guests packed every nook and cranny of the bar/restaurant, with people clustered along the waterfront tables enjoying the sunset over the Eel Pond. With many seats spread over several areas and a central kitchen, the delicious food was coming out steadily and the hum of happy customers was filling the room.

While parking in Woods Hole can be challenging, your local innkeeper will help you with several proven strategies — there is parking on Water Street on weekends in the lot next to Coffee O, at the Fisheries and in the MBL lot next to the Eel Pond.  All three locations are easy walks to the Captain Kidd.  There are also over 100 metered spaces in Woods Hole, and the meters are free after 6 pm.

Another way to get to Woods Hole in summer is to take the WHOOSH trolley from Main Street, or hop the Palmer Ave bus which connects the Steamship Authority parking lots to the ferry terminal.  The WHOOSH costs $1 and the Palmer is free.  Note that both stop running about 10 pm but Falmouth Taxi will take you home after that.  The taxi stand is in front of the ferry terminal.

Finally, many people bike the three miles to Woods Hole on the safe Shining Sea Bike Path.  Grab a flashlight from your innkeeper for the ride home.

There are so many ways to get to Woods Hole, and all are worth it for a meal on the water at a nice place like the Captain Kidd.

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memorial day 9Memorial day is a perfect time to visit Cape Cod and Falmouth.  It’s the unofficial start of the incredible summer season here, with shops open, restaurants at the ready and Falmouth’s over 70 beaches waiting for you to explore.

Spring is a great time to visit, as there is plenty to  see and do without the hustle and bustle of July & August.  The National Cemetery is decked out to honor our fallen heroes.  Falmouth Main Street also shows it’s patriotic side, with flags waving and window boxes overflowing with spring flowers.

Falmouth beaches are wide open for you to take in the early summer sun & sand, with clear blue skies and vistas looking out over Buzzards Bay as well as views towards Martha’s Vineyard, the island three miles off our shore.  Visitors love to day trip to the Vineyard from here –there are several easy ferries to catch, one in Woods Hole and the others in Falmouth Harbor.

Why not take a long weekend to reflect & relax in beautiful Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod and let your friendly innkeeper guide you to the best restaurants, beaches and day trips that Falmouth has to offer?
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Falmouth is a peninsula, and as such it boasts many beaches running on both sides of town.  On the Vineyard Sound side of Falmouth, facing the island of Martha’s Vineyard is one of Falmouth’s best-known beaches called Surf Drive Beach.

This three mile stretch of sand runs from Falmouth Harbor west and southwest all the way to the shadow of Nobska Lighthouse, and most of it is open to the public.  There are three public parking lots — the first is at the end of Shore Street, walking distance from Main Street in Falmouth where you will find all the shops and restaurants.  This is also where daily and annual stickers can be purchased for all other beach parking in town.  In summer, a day pass to Falmouth parking is $10 and can also be purchased at the front desk of your local B&B.  There is also public parking for Surf Drive Beach at Walker Street and Trunk River.

Another great way to get to Surf Drive Beach is to take the Shining Sea bike path which runs eleven miles from Woods Hole to North Falmouth.  For a section of this charming bike path, you are riding right along Surf Drive beach near Trunk River.  This is a great excursion from you local B&B to explore Falmouth beaches.  If you are in Falmouth, pack a picnic from the Bean and Cod, Parkside or the Pickle Jar.  Staying in Woods Hole?  Try  Jimmy’s, Pie in the Sky, Woods Hole Market or Quicks Hole for take out sandwiches and more.

Visiting Surf Drive Beach for the day just might be the best thing you do this summer!  Book now to beat the heat on Falmouth’s beautiful beaches.

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Spring is daffodil season on Cape Cod and Falmouth delivers an amazing show of these glorious blooms all over town. But the most delicious display of daffodils happens each April in Spohr Gardens, a wonderful six acre site on the edge of a lovely pond and within walking distance from one of the Falmouth B&B’s, the Woods Hole Passage.

The fun of this visit begins before you even arrive at the gardens, as locals have planted much of Woods Hole Road with daffodils that pop against the brown leaves of winter with their bright citron green stems and hot yellow flowers.

Taking a left on Oyster Pond Road leads you to Fells Road, a distinctly residential neighborhood where you can smell the salt air off the nearby beach.  Nestled against the pond at the dead end of the road you will find Spohr Gardens, decorated with old mill stones that lead you down a path lined with masses of many varieties of daffodil that run to the waters edge.  If you are lucky, you will see the swans that nest here this time of year, or one of the large hawks (red tail, osprey) will soar overhead.

The pond is lined with large stones, and there is a small dock that invites you to sit and admire the view for a while.  Along the pond’s edge are the Spohr’s collection of large iron ship’s debris — anchors, kleats and much more all painted shiny black which look elegant when juxtaposed with the bright yellow daffodils.

Guests at the Woods Hole Passage walk out the front door and right on Ransom Road which dead ends for cars but has a walking trail connecting to Fells Road right where the garden begins, about five minutes stroll from the inn.  Others can drive and there is ample parking on Fells Road.

For the adventurous, bring or rent a canoe/kayak and experience the Cape Cod daffodils from the water.  Vacation is about exploring, finding yourself in new places, and these spring daffodils are an inspired place to start.

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artsArts Alive, a 3-day celebration of the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape will take place on Friday, June 20, 5 to 9pm; Saturday, June 21, 10am to 9pm; and Sunday, June 22, 11am to 5pm, under three large tents on the Falmouth Library lawn. Attendees will enjoy 60 performances of theater, spoken word, dance and music for all tastes – jazz, classical, folk, fiddle and show tunes.

Additionally, 50 artisans and crafts people will exhibit their works on Shore St. extention adjacent to the library lawn. And the best part is, it’s free.  There will be a town dance on Friday night and a rock fest Saturday night.  Enjoy this free weekend of entertainment and art education June 20-22 -rain or shine!

Arts Alive is sponsored by ArtsFalmouth, an organization established in 2005 to support and promote art events and artists in and around Falmouth

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Spring is daffodil season on Cape Cod, and Falmouth delivers an amazing show of these glorious blooms all over town. But the most delicious display of daffodils happens each April in Spohr Gardens, a wonderful six acre site on the edge of a lovely pond and within walking distance from one of the Falmouth B&B’s, the Woods Hole Passage.

The fun of this visit begins before you even arrive at the gardens, as locals have planted much of Woods Hole Road with daffodils that pop against the brown leaves of winter with their bright citron green stems and hot yellow flowers.

Taking a left on Oyster Pond Road leads you to Fells Road, a distinctly residential neighborhood where you can smell the salt air off the nearby beach.  Nestled against the pond at the dead end of the road you will find Spohr Gardens, decorated with old mill stones that lead you down a path lined with masses of many varieties of daffodil that run to the waters edge.  If you are lucky, you will see the swans that nest here this time of year, or one of the large hawks (red tail, osprey) will soar overhead.

The pond is lined with large stones, and there is a small dock that invites you to sit and admire the view for a while.  Along the pond’s edge are the Spohr’s collection of large iron ship’s debris — anchors, kleats and much more all painted shiny black which look elegant when juxtaposed with the bright yellow daffodils.

Guests at the Woods Hole Passage walk out the front door and right on Ransom Road which dead ends for cars but has a walking trail connecting to Fells Road right where the garden begins, about five minutes stroll from the inn.  Others can drive and there is ample parking on Fells Road.

For the adventurous, bring or rent a canoe/kayak and experience the Cape Cod daffodils from the water.  Vacation is about exploring, finding yourself in new places, and these spring daffodils are an inspired place to start.

IMG_1432best parks cape cod falmouth b&b
IMG_1176

Spring is daffodil season on Cape Cod, and Falmouth delivers an amazing show of these glorious blooms all over town. But the most delicious display of daffodils happens each April in Spohr Gardens, a wonderful six acre site on the edge of a lovely pond and within walking distance from one of the Falmouth B&B’s, the Woods Hole Passage.

The fun of this visit begins before you even arrive at the gardens, as locals have planted much of Woods Hole Road with daffodils that pop against the brown leaves of winter with their bright citron green stems and hot yellow flowers.

Taking a left on Oyster Pond Road leads you to Fells Road, a distinctly residential neighborhood where you can smell the salt air off the nearby beach.  Nestled against the pond at the dead end of the road you will find Spohr Gardens, decorated with old mill stones that lead you down a path lined with masses of many varieties of daffodil that run to the waters edge.  If you are lucky, you will see the swans that nest here this time of year, or one of the large hawks (red tail or osprey) will soar overhead.

The pond is lined with stones, and there is a small dock that invites you to sit and admire the view.  Along the pond’s edge are a collection of iron ship’s debris — anchors, kleats and much more all painted shiny black which look elegant when juxtaposed with the bright yellow daffodils and the clear blue pond.

Guests at the Woods Hole Passage walk out the front door and right on Ransom Road which dead ends for cars but has a walking trail connecting to Fells Road right where the garden begins, about five minutes stroll from the inn.  Others can drive and there is ample parking on Fells Road.

For the adventurous, bring or rent a canoe/kayak and experience the Cape Cod daffodils from the water.  Vacation is about exploring, finding yourself in new places, and these spring daffodils are an inspired place to start dreaming of summer.

IMG_1432best parks cape cod falmouth b&bIMG_1379
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Spring is daffodil season on Cape Cod, and Falmouth delivers an amazing show of these glorious blooms all over town. But the most delicious display of daffodils happens each April in Spohr Gardens, a wonderful six acre site on the edge of a lovely pond and within walking distance from one of the Falmouth B&B’s, the Woods Hole Passage.

The fun of this visit begins before you even arrive at the gardens, as locals have planted much of Woods Hole Road with daffodils that pop against the brown leaves of winter with their bright citron green stems and hot yellow flowers.

Taking a left on Oyster Pond Road leads you to Fells Road, a distinctly residential neighborhood where you can smell the salt air off the nearby beach.  Nestled against the pond at the dead end of the road you will find Spohr Gardens, decorated with old mill stones that lead you down a path lined with masses of many varieties of daffodil that run to the waters edge.  If you are lucky, you will see the swans that nest here this time of year, or one of the large hawks (red tail or osprey) will soar overhead.

The pond is lined with stones, and there is a small dock that invites you to sit and admire the view.  Along the pond’s edge are a collection of iron ship’s debris — anchors, kleats and much more all painted shiny black which look elegant when juxtaposed with the bright yellow daffodils and the clear blue pond.

Guests at the Woods Hole Passage walk out the front door and right on Ransom Road which dead ends for cars but has a walking trail connecting to Fells Road right where the garden begins, about five minutes stroll from the inn.  Others can drive and there is ample parking on Fells Road.

For the adventurous, bring or rent a canoe/kayak and experience the Cape Cod daffodils from the water.  Vacation is about exploring, finding yourself in new places, and these spring daffodils are an inspired place to start dreaming of summer.

IMG_1432best parks cape cod falmouth b&bIMG_1379
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Spring is daffodil season on Cape Cod, and Falmouth delivers an amazing show of these glorious blooms all over town. But the most delicious display of daffodils happens each April in Spohr Gardens, a wonderful six acre site on the edge of a lovely pond and within walking distance from one of the Falmouth B&B’s, the Woods Hole Passage.

The fun of this visit begins before you even arrive at the gardens, as locals have planted much of Woods Hole Road with daffodils that pop against the brown leaves of winter with their bright citron green stems and hot yellow flowers.

Taking a left on Oyster Pond Road leads you to Fells Road, a distinctly residential neighborhood where you can smell the salt air off the nearby beach.  Nestled against the pond at the dead end of the road you will find Spohr Gardens, decorated with old mill stones that lead you down a path lined with masses of many varieties of daffodil that run to the waters edge.  If you are lucky, you will see the swans that nest here this time of year, or one of the large hawks (red tail or osprey) will soar overhead.

The pond is lined with stones, and there is a small dock that invites you to sit and admire the view.  Along the pond’s edge are a collection of iron ship’s debris — anchors, kleats and much more all painted shiny black which look elegant when juxtaposed with the bright yellow daffodils and the clear blue pond.

Guests at the Woods Hole Passage walk out the front door and right on Ransom Road which dead ends for cars but has a walking trail connecting to Fells Road right where the garden begins, about five minutes stroll from the inn.  Others can drive and there is ample parking on Fells Road.

For the adventurous, bring or rent a canoe/kayak and experience the Cape Cod daffodils from the water.  Vacation is about exploring, finding yourself in new places, and these spring daffodils are an inspired place to start dreaming of summer.

IMG_1432best parks cape cod falmouth b&bIMG_1379
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Spring is daffodil season on Cape Cod, and Falmouth delivers an amazing show of these glorious blooms all over town. But the most delicious display of daffodils happens each April in Spohr Gardens, a wonderful six acre site on the edge of a lovely pond and within walking distance from one of the Falmouth B&B’s, the Woods Hole Passage.

The fun of this visit begins before you even arrive at the gardens, as locals have planted much of Woods Hole Road with daffodils that pop against the brown leaves of winter with their bright citron green stems and hot yellow flowers.

Taking a left on Oyster Pond Road leads you to Fells Road, a distinctly residential neighborhood where you can smell the salt air off the nearby beach.  Nestled against the pond at the dead end of the road you will find Spohr Gardens, decorated with old mill stones that lead you down a path lined with masses of many varieties of daffodil that run to the waters edge.  If you are lucky, you will see the swans that nest here this time of year, or one of the large hawks (red tail or osprey) will soar overhead.

The pond is lined with stones, and there is a small dock that invites you to sit and admire the view.  Along the pond’s edge are a collection of iron ship’s debris — anchors, kleats and much more all painted shiny black which look elegant when juxtaposed with the bright yellow daffodils and the clear blue pond.

Guests at the Woods Hole Passage walk out the front door and right on Ransom Road which dead ends for cars but has a walking trail connecting to Fells Road right where the garden begins, about five minutes stroll from the inn.  Others can drive and there is ample parking on Fells Road.

For the adventurous, bring or rent a canoe/kayak and experience the Cape Cod daffodils from the water.  Vacation is about exploring, finding yourself in new places, and these spring daffodils are an inspired place to start dreaming of summer.

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artsArts Alive, a 3-day celebration of the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape will take place on Friday, June 20, 5 to 9pm; Saturday, June 21, 10am to 9pm; and Sunday, June 22, 11am to 5pm, under three large tents on the Falmouth Library lawn. Attendees will enjoy 60 performances of theater, spoken word, dance and music for all tastes – jazz, classical, folk, fiddle and show tunes.

Additionally, 50 artisans and crafts people will exhibit their works on Shore St. extention adjacent to the library lawn. And the best part is, it’s free.  There will be a town dance on Friday night and a rock fest Saturday night.  Enjoy this free weekend of entertainment and art education June 20-22 -rain or shine!

Arts Alive is sponsored by ArtsFalmouth, an organization established in 2005 to support and promote art events and artists in and around Falmouth
artsArts Alive, a 3-day celebration of the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape will take place on Friday, June 20, 5 to 9pm; Saturday, June 21, 10am to 9pm; and Sunday, June 22, 11am to 5pm, under three large tents on the Falmouth Library lawn. Attendees will enjoy 60 performances of theater, spoken word, dance and music for all tastes – jazz, classical, folk, fiddle and show tunes.

Additionally, 50 artisans and crafts people will exhibit their works on Shore St. extention adjacent to the library lawn. And the best part is, it’s free.  There will be a town dance on Friday night and a rock fest Saturday night.  Enjoy this free weekend of entertainment and art education June 20-22 -rain or shine!

Arts Alive is sponsored by ArtsFalmouth, an organization established in 2005 to support and promote art events and artists in and around Falmouth
memorial day 9Memorial day is a perfect time to visit Cape Cod and Falmouth.  It’s the unofficial start of the incredible summer season here, with shops open, restaurants at the ready and Falmouth’s over 70 beaches waiting for you to explore.

Spring is a great time to visit, as there is plenty to  see and do without the hustle and bustle of July & August.  The National Cemetery is decked out to honor our fallen heroes.  Falmouth Main Street also shows it’s patriotic side, with flags waving and window boxes overflowing with spring flowers.

Falmouth beaches are wide open for you to take in the early summer sun & sand, with clear blue skies and vistas looking out over Buzzards Bay as well as views towards Martha’s Vineyard, the island three miles off our shore.  Visitors love to day trip to the Vineyard from here –there are several easy ferries to catch, one in Woods Hole and the others in Falmouth Harbor.

Why not take a long weekend to reflect & relax in beautiful Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod and let your friendly innkeeper guide you to the best restaurants, beaches and day trips that Falmouth has to offer?

676c6c”>buy popular with people staying on this side of Falmouth.  Falmouth has two coastlines, one facing Buzzards Bay and the other facing Vineyard Sound.  Stoney Beach faces the Bay side, and because of that it tends to be out of the dominant wind in the summertime.

With really nice sand and a shallow waterline where you can walk way out before it gets too deep, Stoney Beach is especially popular with families and children.  There are rarely any big waves here, and a local swim school uses it as the perfect place to teach small children to swim.

There is a lifeguard here, plus fresh water shower and porta-potties in season.  The ice cream truck comes by several times a day.  The parking lot is very small and you must have a day pass ($10) available at the Town’s beach office on Surf Drive.  That pass is good for all Falmouth public beaches.

Another way to enjoy this local beach is to ride the WHOOSH trolley which runs hourly from the Wal-mart parking lot through downtown Main Street Falmouth to Woods Hole.  The trolley stops wherever people ask so just put your hand up if you want a ride into Woods Hole.  The trolley lets you off in front of the ferry terminal and it is about a half mile walk from there to Stoney Beach.

Another popular way to explore this beach is to come by bicycle.  Rent a bike (or bring your own) at Corner Cycle or Holiday Bikes and ride into Woods Hole in the Shining Sea bike path.  Stoney Beach is a short bit farther through the back streets of Woods Hole (Water St to Albatross Street to Spenser Baird to Gosnold Road – sounds harder than it is, just look at the map).

A trip to Woods Hole is one of the highlights of the summer for many lovers of Falmouth and Cape Cod.  Come visit Stoney Beach and see what it’s all about.Stoney Beach, one of many beaches in Falmouth MAStoney Beach review, Woods Hole
Woods Hole Falmouth beachStoney Beach in Woods Hole is a small gem, popular with people staying on this side of Falmouth.  Falmouth has two coastlines, one facing Buzzards Bay and the other facing Vineyard Sound.  Stoney Beach faces the Bay side, and because of that it tends to be out of the dominant wind in the summertime.

With really nice sand and a shallow waterline where you can walk way out before it gets too deep, Stoney Beach is especially popular with families and children.  There are rarely any big waves here, and a local swim school uses it as the perfect place to teach small children to swim.

There is a lifeguard here, plus fresh water shower and porta-potties in season.  The ice cream truck comes by several times a day.  The parking lot is very small and you must have a day pass ($10) available at the Town’s beach office on Surf Drive.  That pass is good for all Falmouth public beaches.

Another way to enjoy this local beach is to ride the WHOOSH trolley which runs hourly from the Wal-mart parking lot through downtown Main Street Falmouth to Woods Hole.  The trolley stops wherever people ask so just put your hand up if you want a ride into Woods Hole.  The trolley lets you off in front of the ferry terminal and it is about a half mile walk from there to Stoney Beach.

Another popular way to explore this beach is to come by bicycle.  Rent a bike (or bring your own) at Corner Cycle or Holiday Bikes and ride into Woods Hole in the Shining Sea bike path.  Stoney Beach is a short bit farther through the back streets of Woods Hole (Water St to Albatross Street to Spenser Baird to Gosnold Road – sounds harder than it is, just look at the map).

A trip to Woods Hole is one of the highlights of the summer for many lovers of Falmouth and Cape Cod.  Come visit Stoney Beach and see what it’s all about.Stoney Beach, one of many beaches in Falmouth MAStoney Beach review, Woods Hole
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Spring is daffodil season on Cape Cod, and Falmouth delivers an amazing show of these glorious blooms all over town. But the most delicious display of daffodils happens each April in Spohr Gardens, a wonderful six acre site on the edge of a lovely pond and within walking distance from one of the Falmouth B&B’s, the Woods Hole Passage.

The fun of this visit begins before you even arrive at the gardens, as locals have planted much of Woods Hole Road with daffodils that pop against the brown leaves of winter with their bright citron green stems and hot yellow flowers.

Taking a left on Oyster Pond Road leads you to Fells Road, a distinctly residential neighborhood where you can smell the salt air off the nearby beach.  Nestled against the pond at the dead end of the road you will find Spohr Gardens, decorated with old mill stones that lead you down a path lined with masses of many varieties of daffodil that run to the waters edge.  If you are lucky, you will see the swans that nest here this time of year, or one of the large hawks (red tail or osprey) will soar overhead.

The pond is lined with stones, and there is a small dock that invites you to sit and admire the view.  Along the pond’s edge are a collection of iron ship’s debris — anchors, kleats and much more all painted shiny black which look elegant when juxtaposed with the bright yellow daffodils and the clear blue pond.

Guests at the Woods Hole Passage walk out the front door and right on Ransom Road which dead ends for cars but has a walking trail connecting to Fells Road right where the garden begins, about five minutes stroll from the inn.  Others can drive and there is ample parking on Fells Road.

For the adventurous, bring or rent a canoe/kayak and experience the Cape Cod daffodils from the water.  Vacation is about exploring, finding yourself in new places, and these spring daffodils are an inspired place to start dreaming of summer.

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Woods Hole Falmouth beachStoney Beach in Woods Hole is a small gem, popular with people staying on this side of Falmouth.  Falmouth has two coastlines, one facing Buzzards Bay and the other facing Vineyard Sound.  Stoney Beach faces the Bay side, and because of that it tends to be out of the dominant wind in the summertime.

With really nice sand and a shallow waterline where you can walk way out before it gets too deep, Stoney Beach is especially popular with families and children.  There are rarely any big waves here, and a local swim school uses it as the perfect place to teach small children to swim.

There is a lifeguard here, plus fresh water shower and porta-potties in season.  The ice cream truck comes by several times a day.  The parking lot is very small and you must have a day pass ($10) available at the Town’s beach office on Surf Drive.  That pass is good for all Falmouth public beaches.  Many members of the Falmouth Bed & Breakfast Association will also facilitate getting you one of these day passes.

Another way to enjoy this local beach is to ride the WHOOSH trolley which runs hourly from the Wal-mart parking lot through downtown Main Street Falmouth to Woods Hole.  The trolley stops wherever people ask so just put your hand up if you want a ride into Woods Hole.  The trolley lets you off in front of the ferry terminal and it is about a half mile walk from there to Stoney Beach.

Another popular way to explore this beach is to come by bicycle.  Rent a bike (or bring your own) at Corner Cycle or Holiday Bikes and ride into Woods Hole in the Shining Sea bike path.  Stoney Beach is a short bit farther through the back streets of Woods Hole (Water St to Albatross Street to Spenser Baird to Gosnold Road – sounds harder than it is, just look at the map).

A trip to Woods Hole is one of the highlights of the summer for many lovers of Falmouth and Cape Cod.  Come visit Stoney Beach and see what it’s all about.Stoney Beach, one of many beaches in Falmouth MAStoney Beach review, Woods Hole

“Brilliant Ales, Invigorating Stouts, Authentic British Pub Fare & Bang on Night Life!”

British Beer Co

British Beer Co

The British Beer Company is true to that spirit. There are cozy fireplaces for the winter months and plenty of views of the Falmouth Heights Beach and Vineyard Sound for year-round viewing pleaseure. The menu features traditional pub grub like Fish & Chips and Bangers & Mash, but it also mixes it up with local favorites like Cod Rarebit or a Chipotle Chicken Avocado Bap. This is a great pub with a relaxed atmosphere and a fun place for families or couples.

Flank Steak Salad

Flank Steak Salad

In the winter, the two fireplaces and the charming staff make the atmosphere warm and welcoming. The portion size is just about perfect – not too big, not too small. We took a photo of their Flank Steak Salad for reference. It was tasty to eat too.

Stained Glass Lights

Stained Glass Lights

One of the things that stands out is the BBC’s interior is the beautiful stained glass chandeliers over the bar. They are nicely designed and cast a warm glow that wonderfully compliments the pub atmosphere and makes this British pub a fantastic addition to the Villiage of Falmouth.

Celebrate spring and Mother’s Day in Falmouth! The Falmouth Village Association has a number of activities happening during the first two weeks in May. Specifically for Mother’s Day weekend a few of the events include:

May 9th Vagabond View is previewing a very special photo exhibit called “The Locket Project”. A gallery event and cocktail reception will take place on May 9th from 6-9 pm at Vagabond View located at 95 Palmer Ave Queens Buyway in Falmouth Ma. The Locket Project is an intimate display of the special bond that mothers and daughters share. Special photos will be on display that capture these wonderful relationships. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Children’s Cove which is a Cape and Islands Advocacy Center. The exhibit will then be on display at Highfield Hall from May 12th until May 31st.

On Mother’s Day May 10th there will be a Bed & Breakfast garden tour that will be free. Exhibits at the participating Bed & Breakfasts will include a fairy cottage garden display, a 2 hour special garden transformation and an herb garden container garden exhibit. There will also be events at the Falmouth Museums on the Green, Flower Power Happy Hours at participating restaurants and other retail store specials on Falmouth Village Main Street.

Read all about Falmouth Village Blooming on the Falmouth Village Association Website.

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