Falmouth, MA

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Falmouth featuring a house and boating

Find stunning views and charming villages everywhere you turn in this Cape Cod town with Buzzards Bay to the east and Vineyard Sound to the west.

Falmouth is one of the most beloved resort towns in Massachusetts. Jutting between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, it has the most coastline of all the Cape Cod towns. Enjoy all the recreation the seashore offers and spend a lazy day in one of its 11 picturesque harbors.

Browse the shops and sample the restaurants located along Main Street. Cedar shake buildings and a distinct lack of chain stores give this street an old-town charm.

Venture out to Nobska Point, which divides Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound. Take a tour through Nobska Light. From the white lighthouse, you can see Martha’s Vineyard and Nonamessett Island beyond.

Step back in time at Falmouth Museums on the Green. A compound of historic buildings clustered around the town’s green has been converted into museums. See how families lived here centuries ago and learn about Falmouth’s history.

Get lost in the natural beauty of Spohr Gardens and the adjacent Oyster Pond. Walk along the flower- and tree-lined paths of this peaceful public garden.

Pack up your bathing suit and your beach towel and visit one or all of Falmouth’s 10 beaches. If you’re looking for convenience, Surf Drive Beach is the closest to Falmouth’s town center. Old Silver Beach offers calm waters, plenty of shoreline and stunning views across Buzzards Bay.

Woods Hole is easily the quaintest village within Falmouth. Watch the coming and going of fishing boats in its harbor or check out its famously charming houseboats and cottages. Everything is within a two block radius, so Woods Hole is a great place to explore by foot.

Learn about the ocean around you at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. This renowned marine research institution also features interactive exhibits and a small aquarium.

Martha’s Vineyard is located just a few miles across Vineyard Sound. Take a ferry to the island from Falmouth Harbor or Woods Hole. Spend a day exploring its cozy inns, unspoiled beaches and rambling estates.

Like the rest of Cape Cod, Falmouth is a vacationer’s paradise. If you come during the summer, expect lots of visitors who are also there to enjoy its many charms.

Falmouth Inn
Falmouth Inn
2 out of 5
824 Main Street, Route 28, Falmouth, MA
The price is $99 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in the heart of Falmouth, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Island Queen Ferry, Falmouth Heights Beach, and Menauhant Beach. Surf Drive Beach and College ...
3.8/5 Good! (647 reviews)
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Reviewed on Nov 20, 2021

Falmouth Inn
AutoCamp Cape Cod
AutoCamp Cape Cod
3.5 out of 5
836 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth, MA
The price is $129 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Wood Neck Beach and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Island Queen Ferry. Falmouth Hospital and College Light Opera ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (38 reviews)
"Gorgeous rooms and property. Everything was clean and modern, and the front desk staff was so friendly. Highly recommended if you want a picturesque getaway while still having access to grilling and chilling around a camp fire. Suites are so comfortable - this is glamping at its finest. I had an ..."

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

AutoCamp Cape Cod
Holiday Inn Cape Cod-Falmouth, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Cape Cod-Falmouth, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
291 Jones Rd, Falmouth, MA
The price is $104 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Falmouth Hospital and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Island Queen Ferry. College Light Opera Company and Highfield ...
3.7/5 Good! (547 reviews)
"If I could have had a microwave in my room it would have been perfect. To be fair to the hotel, I didn't ask for one...I thought of it after I left."

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Holiday Inn Cape Cod-Falmouth, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
CozyCottage@FrederickWilliamHouse, on ShiningSea Bikeway, Bikes Included
CozyCottage@FrederickWilliamHouse, on ShiningSea Bikeway, Bikes Included
Falmouth, MA
The price is $599 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
This family-friendly Falmouth cottage is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Falmouth Hospital, College Light Opera Company, and Highfield Hall. Island ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (45 reviews)
Great place with with accommodations for a bigger family
"We had a lovely stay and looking forward to return one day :) Dinner place and breakfast location close by and very good food."

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

CozyCottage@FrederickWilliamHouse, on ShiningSea Bikeway, Bikes Included
InnSeason Resorts Captain's Quarters
InnSeason Resorts Captain's Quarters
3.5 out of 5
241 Grand Avenue, Falmouth, MA
Located in Falmouth Heights, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Falmouth Heights Beach and 0.6 mi (1 km) from Island Queen Ferry. Menauhant Beach and Surf ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (88 reviews)
"Ive stayed before. Love ut there"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

InnSeason Resorts Captain's Quarters
Beachside Village Resort, a VRI resort
Beachside Village Resort, a VRI resort
3 out of 5
45 Surf Drive, Falmouth, MA
Situated in Falmouth, this beach condo resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Surf Drive Beach and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Island Queen Ferry. Falmouth Beach and Woods ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (51 reviews)
"I loved the spaciousness and the fireplace."

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Beachside Village Resort, a VRI resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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