A Place Where Memories Are Made

Beaches:
Warmed by the Gulf Stream, purchase Falmouth’s mild waters at our ten public beaches make swimming, fishing and windsurfing memorable pastimes deep into autumn.  Scenic views abound along our 68 miles of winding coastline from Vineyard Sound to Buzzards Bay.

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Falmouth and Woods Hole beach

Visit the Islands:
Falmouth is the closest mainland port to the famed island of Martha’s Vineyard, a short 35 minute ferry ride from Falmouth Harbor and Woods Hole.  Nantucket is also accessible, with ferry service leaving from Hyannis Harbor.

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Shopping:
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along historic Main Street past the picturesque Village Green adorned with historic homes and museums leading to Falmouth’s many boutique shops and restaurants.  This historic preservation area is often compared to Chatham or Nantucket; with it’s distinct architecture intact it will transport you to a simpler time.

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Falmouth Village Main Street

Restaurants:
There truly is something for everyone in Falmouth with over 70 restaurants to choose from — grab a cup of authentic clam chowder, settle in on the waterfront for steamed local lobster, or choose one of many fine-dining spots for an upscale meal.

Arts/Culture:
Falmouth has a thriving art scene which includes live theatre, film festivals, myriad galleries and musical events.  Check out the current listings at Highfield Hall, the town’s newest arts venue as well as on the ArtsFalmouth webpage.  Home to a wonderful JazzFest (September) as well as the Woods Hole Film Festival (August), the arts are alive in this village by the sea.

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Activities:
The sky is the limit for fun activities here including hiking (Waquoit, Beebe Woods, Spohr Gardens, the Knob to name a few), golf (with 5 public courses nearby), fishing and boating charters to explore the coastline and local islands from the water, whale watching and terrific bird watching.  Also enjoy our scenic 11 mile Shining Sea Bikepath.

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Museum Gardens

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Daytrips:
Falmouth is perfectly located to explore Southern New England.  Stay here and daytrip to Newport, Plymouth, Boston, Providence, all of the Cape including Provincetown, Nantucket and of course, our next-door neighbor Martha’s Vineyard.

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Year Round Destination:
The fun does not stop in the off-season here on Cape Cod where the beaches remain warm later than anywhere else in New England.  Fall is beautiful with foliage, winter gorgeous with snow and frozen ponds (which make excellent skating), and spring brings the daffodils and forsythia.

History:
Falmouth is an important New England historical site with a commitment to preserving the architecture of the past.  Both Woods Hole and Main Street are designated historic districts and have maintained much the same look for over a hundred years.  Kathy Lee Bates, the writer of “America the Beautiful” was born here and the Falmouth Historical Society or the Woods Hole Museum are wonderful spots to learn more about the rich history of this special town.

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