Falmouth Area Attractions
Falmouth is quintessential Cape Cod, with 68 miles of coastline—more than any other Cape town. Each of Falmouth’s eight villages offers a unique version of life by the sea, from the quaintly picturesque West Falmouth to vibrant Woods Hole, home to one of the world’s top marine research centers.
Stroll the shore of Old Silver Beach, often considered one of the Cape’s best. The Shining Sea Bikeway draws tourists from all over the world for a four-mile bike trail that winds along the shore of Vineyard Sound. Falmouth is a haven for boaters and fishing enthusiasts. Enjoy the windsurfing at Chapoquoit Beach or the swimming in the gentle waters of Falmouth’s ten public beaches. For Cape Cod-style romance, take a tour of Cape Cod Winery or pick your own berries at Coonamessett Farm. Spend a leisurely afternoon in the six-acre Spohr Gardens, spot the barn swallows and rare wildflowers of Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary, or catch the dazzling Buzzards Bay vista from the famous Knob near Quissett Harbor.
Theatre lovers will find some of the Cape’s most exciting community and professional theatres in Falmouth, along with some of the best loved museums. Falmouth Museums on the Green is an escape to 18th century Falmouth, while Heritage Museums and Gardens is a treasure of American history, art, and horticulture.
With some of New England’s most beautiful golf courses, charming Main Streets, and breath-taking scenery, Cape Cod has been called home by everyone from literary masters to former presidents.
Wind along historic Route 6A past antique shops, art galleries, and the former homes of sea captains for a glimpse of Old Cape Cod, and explore the unique personalities of the towns along the way. Fall in love with the historic beauty of Yarmouth or browse the boutiques of Chatham’s quaint Main Street. See a drive-in movie or taste the world’s best oysters in Wellfleet. Watch the waves at Nauset Beach in Orleans, and stay up all night in Provincetown. Ferries to the enchanting islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are just minutes away.
Cape Cod is a golfer’s paradise and Falmouth is home to 5 golf courses, from a secret jewel to a Cape-wide favorite. With gorgeous scenery and beautifully kept greens, Falmouth courses are known for their challenge, beauty, and top-notch service. Briarwood Resort’s relaxed atmosphere, spacious townhouses, and central location make it an ideal place for hosting a golf getaway.
Cape Cod Baseball League
Cape Cod Baseball League games have become a summer highlight for everyone from non-athletes to baseball purists. The country’s most talented college players are recruited from this prestigious summer league that has become a key stepping stone to the majors and has caught the attention of baseball lovers everywhere. Falmouth is home to the Commodores, whose Guv Fuller Field home games (near Briarwood Resort) are a classic Cape Cod summer evening.
For off-Cape adventures, Falmouth is only about an hour’s drive from many favorite New England destinations, including Boston, Providence, Plymouth Plantation, New Bedford, Fall River, and Newport.