The Upper Cape is the area of land directly over the Sagamore + Bourne Bridges and continues east down Route 6 to Exit 4 (Chase Road). Take Route 28 South from the Bourne Bridge to Woods Hole, Falmouth Heights, and New Seabury which are all located on Vineyard Sound. From the Cape Cod Canal take historic Route 6A to Sandy Neck which Stretches across the Northside (Cape Cod Bay).
Town Neck Beach | Sandwich
$20 to park without a lifeguard. Popular for boardwalk and wildlife.
East Sandwich Beach | North Shore Boulevard
$20 to park (limited), sandy beach with no amenities.
Old Silver Beach | Falmouth
$20 to park with lifeguards, bathrooms, and a snack bar service.
COVID UPDATE: Limited lifeguards in Falmouth for 2020
Surf Drive Beach | Falmouth (pictured above)
$15 to park with Limited lifeguards, bathrooms, and a snack bar service.
Menauhant Beach | Falmouth
$15 to park with no amenities.
South Cape Beach | Mashpee
$20 to park for non-residents ($12 for locals), Grills, and Bathrooms are available.
COVID UPDATE: Grills closed for 2020
RAINY DAY IDEAS
The Lanes Bowl and Bistro | Mashpee Commons
A Boutique Bowling venue that combines upscale casual dining, bowling, entertainment, and events under one roof. They offer their bistro with space for bands and various entertainment and 10 "ten-pin" bowling lanes.
Opens at 10 am on rainy days!
Antique Automobile Collection | Grove Street, Sandwich
Located at the Heritage Museums and Gardens. This antique automobile collection features 40 American-made cars, ranging from 1899 through 1962.
COVID UPDATE: limits on daily admissions to adhere to social distancing guidelines
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute | Woods Hole, Falmouth
Visitors to the Ocean Science Discovery Center will learn about the Institution's ocean science research and the vessels and tools developed by WHOI engineers and scientists for use in that research.
COVID UPDATE: The WHOI tour program is suspended until further notice. The gift shop remains open with a limit of two customers in the store at a time.
FOOD + DRINK
(L-R) Pie in the Sky, Woods Hole | Raw Bar, New Seabury | Anejo, Falmouth
Right on the Cape Cod Canal and along the beginning of Route 6A is the Sandwich marina area where you can enjoy a full breakfast outside at Cafe Chew. Just a short walk to Sandwich Marina you can order fresh sushi with water views at Fishermen's View. Shop, dine or even get some work done at Mashpee Commons. Shop your way through the outdoor mall and stop in for a drink at Sienna or Trevi Wine Bar. Need to get some work done? Grab a coffee at Cape Cod Coffee Cafe and buy a day pass at Cape Space, a Full-Service Shared Workspace with locations in Mashpee Commons and Hyannis. If you are dropping off or picking up a kayak or bike rental, make sure to grab a lobster roll and beer at the Raw Bar or ice cream from Emack & Bolio's at Popponesset Marketplace, Located in New Seabury. Falmouth Village offers a stretch of family-friendly restaurants on Main Street. Anejo Mexican Bistro with authentic Mexican and great margaritas as well as Estia for modern greek are two gems in the area. If you are taking a morning ferry to Martha's Vineyard stop in Pie in the Sky for coffees and popovers, a Woods Hole classic.
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From the Concierge Desk
🔷 Enjoy a true Cape Cod experience with RideAway Adventures on one of their scheduled group kayak tours in either Popponesset Bay or East Sandwich. Listen to our podcast with the Owner, Mike Morrison.
🔷 Hike to the end of The Knob in Falmouth for stunning views of Buzzards Bay & Quissett Harbor. Watch our segment on the popular year-round landmark.
🔷 Looking for a place to stay near the water that provides exceptional boutique B&B service? Check into the Beach Breeze Inn located on Shore Drive in Falmouth, STEPS from the ocean.
🔷 Trying to find some social distance? Take your bike down the Cape Cod Canal, read our blog from April about the Bike Path in Bourne.