Woods Hole is the perfect spot to beat the heat of the dog days of summer. Nestled on a peninsular between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound there always seems to be a nice sea breeze. The temperature in Woods Hole is typically 10 degrees cooler than in town.
Want to take a swim? There are three great spots for that. Stony Beach, which is located on the Buzzards Bay side, is popular for locals and summer visitors. On the Vineyard Sound side there is Nobska Beach, enjoy the surf while you watch the boats pass by the famous Nobska Light house. Or right in the village at Waterfront Park, a great place for a quick dip to cool off.
Even if you don’t have your swim gear waterfront park is a village oasis that has plenty of grass and shade. Grab a cold drink, hot dog or lobster roll from the food cart and create an impromptu picnic.
At the end of your day or even the purpose of your trip enjoy one of the many open and airy waterfront restaurants with cool breezes Woods Hole has to offer. A prime example is Shuckers World Famous Raw Bar and Café located right on the dock, sit and grab a cold beverage of your choice at the open air bar or enjoy lunch or dinner on the dock or on their dinning vessel “the Song of Eel Pond”. Now that’s cool in Woods Hole.