Upper Cape | Concierge Guide

This is the first in a series of excerpts from the upcoming travel guide that will be released in April. It is a hardcover concierge curated guest resource of things to do, places to eat, and a list of hotel-style services designed specifically for vacation properties. I have made the decision not to accept any advertising revenue for this project to keep my suggestions and recommendations honest and unbiased. Please email atyourservice@downthecapeconcierge.com for more information on how to order a book for your vacation rental.

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.

Surf Drive Beach | Falmouth

$20 to park with lifeguards, bathrooms, and a snack bar service.

Menauhant Beach | Falmouth

$10 to park with no amenities.

South Cape Beach | Mashpee

$20 to park for non-residents ($12 for locals), Grills and Bathrooms are available.


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.

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.


(L-R) Pie in the Sky, Woods Hole | Raw Bar, New Seabury | Fishermen's View, Sandwich

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.