Falmouth has over 70 beaches and a few of the greats are in Woods Hole.

August 11, 2012

Biking Along the Shining Sea

On a sunny Cape Cod day, nothing beats riding a bike while overlooking long stretches of beaches and cranberry bogs. The “Shining Sea Bikeway,” was named after the song “America the Beautiful” written by Falmouth native – Katharine Lee Bates. The name not only signifies a historical importance, but also reflects the beautiful beach views of this distinctive path. The bike path extends along what was an old train route – originally running through Buzzards Bay, North and West Falmouth, Woods Hole and ending at the Falmouth Station.  While it crosses a few roads, for the most part this right […]
July 26, 2012

Cape Cod Treasure

Less than a mile away from downtown Woods Hole rests the small but beautiful Stoney Beach. Although Stoney Beach may not be as big as Nobska Beach or other beaches in Falmouth, this recluse is a cherished Woods Hole spot. For kids, Stoney beach is exceptional for it’s lack of rocks and waves. Kids also love the jetty. I frequently babysit a few kids at Stoney Beach and their favorite activity is to clamber down to the end of the jetty and catch fish and crabs in their buckets. It’s great to see the camaraderie of kids as they slowly […]
July 12, 2012

Nobska Beach

Not far from the village of Woods Hole lies one of the best beaches in Falmouth – Nobska. A white-sand crescent, nestled in the rocky shoreline and under the shadow of scenic Nobska Light, this iconic Cape Cod beach looks out over Vineyard Sound. This point, which juts out toward Martha’s Vineyard, marks the start of the treacherous Woods Hole Passage, and has had a lighthouse on it since 1828.  In Wampanoag, Nobska means “rocky place” or ledge” – an important designation if you were planning to cross to the islands in a canoe. People visit Woods Hole from all […]
June 30, 2012

A Perfect Way to Spend the Afternoon

With a panoramic view of Quissett Harbor and Racing Beach, the small park known locally as the Knob is definitely worth the journey. The Knob is truly unlike most places in Woods Hole – long wooded paths circle throughout 12 acres that eventually lead to this narrow peninsula where you find yourself surrounded by water and horizon. Aspiring to preserve and let the public utilize the land, Cornelia Carey left the Knob to Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries in the early 1970’s. Ever since, the Knob has been a  treasured piece of Woods Hole that everyone can enjoy. A perfect […]