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?
Sufr Drive Beach

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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