With a quintessential location on Cape Cod, this classic New England town features a charming collection of neighborhoods, scenic ponds, and great views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The city of East Falmouth is located on the base of the Massachusetts "fishhook," with the main town of Falmouth due west.
East Falmouth is part of Falmouth, one of Cape Cod's largest towns, which features several historic districts and homes on the National Register of Historic Places. You'll have your pick of activities in the summer, when vacationers and sightseers flock to the town for the scenic Cape Cod feel. With gorgeous tree-lined streets, lots of beaches, and historic sea captains' homes, you don't want to miss the history and classic feel of this area.
Falmouth was settled by Europeans in 1660 as a fishing and port town. Today, fishing, windsurfing, sailing, and more are among the popular activities of choice. When you stay in one of our vacation rentals in East Falmouth, you'll find all the amenities you need and more along Highway 28.
Historic Sites Near East Falmouth, MA
For the perfect New England photo op, head over to Nobska Lighthouse in Woods Hole. Originally built in 1826, the lighthouse looks over the water toward Martha's Vineyard, however, the current tower was built 50 years later.
The best part of Falmouth is taking a stroll through the historic streets and scenery. To learn more about the history of the area, you can even sign up for a guided walking tour through town! For a botanical experience, head over to the beautiful Highfield Hall & Gardens, which features 400 acres of trails and stunning gardens with a 19th-century home in the background. Tour the home or saunter through the Sunken Garden or Bebe Woods. You can also check out the local history at the Woods Hole Historical Museum nearby, which features artifacts and historical documents about the town and surrounding areas, as well as interesting paintings and photographs.
Beaches Near East Falmouth
You'll be able to choose from 10 public beaches near your vacation home in East Falmouth, depending on whether you're looking for the ocean waves or freshwater. Family-friendly Chapoquoit boasts white sand and open ocean views.
On the Vineyard Sound, Falmouth Heights has warm water that's great for swimming, plus views of Martha's Vineyard. Old Silver Beach, one of the most popular beaches on the Cape, has beautiful white sand and divided residents' and visitors' sections.
Things to Do in East Falmouth
When you're looking for a bit of art and culture, Falmouth doesn't disappoint. Since 1969, the well-known College Light Opera Company has showcased nine opera and musical theater productions every season; full of great talent, it's a perfect opportunity to enjoy the latest shows and theater in town. In the fall, Falmouth is home to the Cape Cod Brew Fest at the fairgrounds.
If you're bringing your furry friend along, the Falmouth Dog Park is a great place for your dog to get some exercise and explore. In the summer, rent a bike and take the 10.7-mile-long Shining Sea Bikeway along the ocean, which goes through picturesque salt marshes and a cranberry bog.
Day Trips from East Falmouth
The beauty and wonder of Cape Cod is at your fingertips in East Falmouth. Explore the neighboring cities and islands, from a day trip on the ferry to Martha's Vineyard to a drive up the peninsula to Barnstable. The city of Boston is only about 76 miles away, as well.
Whether you're looking for stunning beaches or historic scenery, East Falmouth is a great spot to explore all that Cape Cod has to offer. Book your stay at one of our beautiful vacation rentals in East Falmouth today!
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