Falmouth is not only an adorable and must see Cape Cod town, but also hosts lots of visitors because of the ferry access to Martha’s Vineyard. With over four centuries of fascinating history, family culture, unbeatable hospitality and historic architecture, Falmouth offers everything you would love in a hometown to visit on your next vacation.
Located on the southwest corner of Cape Cod, Falmouth is bounded by the large bodies of waters of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds. With popular and sought after attractions like Nobska Point Lighthouse, Cornelia Carey Sanctuary, Shining Sea Bikeway, and Old Silver Beach, Falmouth is definitely one of the most beautiful Cape locations.
Located in Barnstable County, Falmouth is one of the most popular and oldest settlements, that’s well known for its resorts and habitable environment. Because of its unique environment, Falmouth houses the most prominent marine science centers in the world. The village of Woods Hole is a private, non-profit research and education organization established in 1930.
The famous and beautiful town of Woods Hole not only includes the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), a world-class research institution, but also includes the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the largest independent oceanographic research institution in the United States, and Woods Hole Science Aquarium, which is currently the oldest marine aquarium in the United States.
Falmouth proudly includes 1740 acres of freshwater ponds, 1500 acres of sheltered saltwater bays and harbors, as well as 68 miles of seashore with 12 miles of sandy beaches, like the beautiful Chapoquoit Beach. Falmouth is also home to Highfield Hall and Gardens, which marked a significant step in the development of the Massachusetts community.
Built in 1878 by the heirs to a mercantile fortune created by James Beebe, Highfield Hall and Gardens was one of the early summer retreats to grace Cape Cod, and the few remaining examples of the Queen Anne architecture in the Northeast. If you haven’t visited this beautiful and historic town, now is your chance!