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Surf Drive Beach

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.


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Lodging Near Surf Drive Beach

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Great Vacation Place Just Steps From The Beach
Great Vacation Place Just Steps From The Beach

Great Vacation Place Just Steps From The Beach

, Falmouth
     
    4.0
    of 5, from 1 reviews
    0.0 out of 5.0

    Situated in Falmouth, this vacation home is close to Surf Drive Beach, Falmouth Museums on the Green, and Highfield Hall. Also nearby are College Light Opera Company and Spohr Gardens.

    Falmouth Inn $99
    Falmouth Inn

    Falmouth Inn

    824 Main Street, Falmouth
       
      3.6
      of 5, from 167 reviews
      2.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in Falmouth, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Island Queen Ferry, Falmouth Museums on the Green, and Menauhant Beach. Surf Drive Beach and College Light Opera Company are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Beachside Village Resort
      Beachside Village Resort

      Beachside Village Resort

      45 Surf Drive, Falmouth
         
        4.8
        of 5, from 6 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Situated by the ocean, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Surf Drive Beach and Falmouth Museums on the Green. College Light Opera Company and Island Queen Ferry are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Mill View La Maison de l Artiste
        Mill View La Maison de l Artiste

        Mill View La Maison de l Artiste

        204 Mill Road, Falmouth
           
          3.5 out of 5.0

          Situated in Falmouth, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Surf Drive Beach, Falmouth Museums on the Green, and College Light Opera Company. Highfield Hall and Spohr Gardens are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Town & Beach Motel $85
          Town & Beach Motel

          Town & Beach Motel

          382 Main Street, Falmouth
             
            4.2
            of 5, from 85 reviews
            2.0 out of 5.0

            Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Falmouth Museums on the Green, Island Queen Ferry, and Surf Drive Beach. College Light Opera Company and Highfield Hall are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Inn on the Square $156
            Inn on the Square

            Inn on the Square

            40 North Main Street, Falmouth
               
              4.0
              of 5, from 1,076 reviews
              3.5 out of 5.0

              Located in the heart of Falmouth, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Falmouth Museums on the Green and within 6 mi (10 km) of Nobska Lighthouse and Old Silver Beach. Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum and Flying Horses Carousel are also within 12 mi (20 km).

              Beach? Pond? Downtown Lets Go!
              Beach? Pond? Downtown Lets Go!

              Beach? Pond? Downtown Lets Go!

              165 Walker St, Falmouth
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in the city center, this vacation home is close to Falmouth Museums on the Green, Surf Drive Beach, and Highfield Hall. Also nearby are College Light Opera Company and Island Queen Ferry.

                Cozy Guesthouse on Siders Pond! 5 Min Walk From Downtown Falmouth!
                Cozy Guesthouse on Siders Pond! 5 Min Walk From Downtown Falmouth!

                Cozy Guesthouse on Siders Pond! 5 Min Walk From Downtown Falmouth!

                165 Walker St, Falmouth
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in the city center, this guesthouse is close to Falmouth Museums on the Green, Surf Drive Beach, and Highfield Hall. Also nearby are College Light Opera Company and Island Queen Ferry.