Surf Drive Beach

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Gorgeous views across Vineyard Sound and close proximity to Falmouth’s town center make this Cape Cod beach both scenic and convenient.

Enjoy a classic Cape Cod day at Surf Drive Beach. Of Falmouth's 10 beaches, this one is closest to the town center. Its convenient location and calm waters makes Surf Drive Beach a favorite spot for vacationers.

Surf Drive Beach stretches for 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) along Vineyard Sound. It is bounded by the oceanfront mansions of Clinton Avenue to the north and Oyster Pond to the south.

Even though it gets crowded during the summer, it is a large beach by Cape Cod standards. You should have no problem finding a spot to spread out your beach blanket and umbrella in the sand.

Everywhere you turn, you are met with gorgeous views. Look across the sound to the quaint island of Martha's Vineyard, which sits just a few miles offshore. If you look south, you can see the iconic Nobska lighthouse standing sentry at the end of the Nobska Point.

Take a relaxing dip in the water or venture farther out to see if you can catch some waves. See if you can catch a striper or a bluefish from the shore. Paddleboarding and kayaking are also favorite pastimes here.

Surf Drive Beach has more amenities than most of Falmouth’s other beaches. Wash off the sand and salt water in its bathroom and showers. Grab a snack or a drink at the concession stand. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer.

If you’re arriving by car, park in the large beachside parking lot. Attendants will collect parking and entry fees. During the summer, the parking lot is open all day but you will get towed if you leave your car there overnight. The lot gates remain open 24 hours a day during the off-season.

You can easily reach Surf Drive Beach from Falmouth’s town center. It’s just a short walk from Walker Street. After a day in the surf and sun, sample the town’s charming shops and delicious restaurants.

Top Hotels Close to Surf Drive Beach

Inn on the Square
Inn on the Square
3.5 out of 5
40 North Main Street, Falmouth, MA, 02540
The price is $109 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
$109
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Falmouth. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,004 reviews)
"Inn on the Square was a great place to stay for 2 nights in winter! We liked our room and the parking on Depot St. for convenience. All the staff was friendly and helpful with any inquiries or needs! Having Persy‘a on-site was a great advantage!! My only recommendation would be for larger bed pillows… ..."

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Inn on the Square
Beachside Village Resort by VRI Americas
Beachside Village Resort by VRI Americas
3 out of 5
45 Surf Drive, Falmouth, MA, 02540
Stay at this 3-star beach apartment in Falmouth. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (65 reviews)
"Loved the location. Loved the surrounding area and things to do. For the price I paid I was disappointed with some things in the room. The TV channels we were supposed to have did not work and upon request to have it looked at I was told someone would be available and come look and then that never ..."

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Beachside Village Resort by VRI Americas
Beach Breeze Inn
Beach Breeze Inn
3 out of 5
321 Shore St, Falmouth, MA, 02540
The price is $160 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
$160
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Falmouth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (106 reviews)
"Perfect front to back. Clean, comfortable, convenient and a gorgeous view."

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Beach Breeze Inn
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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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, 02540
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Inn on the Square
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3.5 out of 5
40 North Main Street, Falmouth, MA, 02540
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Beachside Village Resort by VRI Americas
Beachside Village Resort by VRI Americas
3 out of 5
45 Surf Drive, Falmouth, MA, 02540
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Beach Breeze Inn
Beach Breeze Inn
3 out of 5
321 Shore St, Falmouth, MA, 02540
Beach Breeze Inn
Falmouth Tides
Falmouth Tides
2.5 out of 5
267 Clinton Ave, Falmouth, MA, 02540
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Falmouth Inn
Falmouth Inn
2 out of 5
824 Main Street, Route 28, Falmouth, MA, 02540
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The Palmer House Inn
The Palmer House Inn
3.5 out of 5
81 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth, MA, 02540
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ShoreWay Acres Inn & Cape Cod Lodging
ShoreWay Acres Inn & Cape Cod Lodging
2.5 out of 5
59 Shore Street, Falmouth, MA, 02540
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Town & Beach Motel
Town & Beach Motel
2 out of 5
382 Main Street, Falmouth, MA, 02540
Town & Beach Motel
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