Updated: July 15, 2022
Falmouth beaches are among the nicest in the Upper Cape Cod region.
The Bay and Sound waters are wonderful for families - warmer than the Atlantic Ocean (many, many degrees warmer!), and normally quite calm.
Old Silver Beach
Old Silver is the most popular of all Falmouth beaches, for good reason. It's long and wide, has beautifully clear water, powdery soft sand, and the views are amazing!
There's a really pretty little inlet that runs from the Bay to a salt marsh on the other side of the road. That's my favorite place to get away from the crowd and hang out.
All in all, this is a wonderful beach for all ages.
Chapoquoit is a favorite with many "locals" looking to get away from it all. It's situated on a spit of land that pokes out into Buzzards Bay, giving it a somewhat secluded feel.
The beach is long and a bit narrow with a wide open view of the Bay.
Surf Drive Beach
Surf Drive Beach is located just a few minutes drive or bike ride from the center of Falmouth Village. And a gorgeous drive it is, with amazing views of Vineyard Sound and Martha's Vineyard!
Surf Drive Beach is long and roomy, with gentle waves. There's a small inlet just north of the beach area that's great for little kids to explore.
The snack bar at Surf Drive is one of the best anywhere. It's not just the usual burgers, dogs and nachos at this snack bar. Try a grilled chicken sandwich and a fruit smoothie for a yummy and healthy lunch.
This is a great beach for families with teens, for young adults, and for anyone who's looking for a Falmouth beach where there's plenty of activity.
For everyone else, Falmouth Heights Beach is also long enough that you'll find room to get away from it all when you're ready to enjoy the warm waters and soft sand in a more serene mode.
Menauhant is one of the more secluded-feeling Falmouth beaches, set in a quiet East Falmouth neighborhood.
The warmer water, soft wave action and long, narrow stretch of sand are perfect for a laid-back day watching the wildlife, picking up shells, or just hanging out on the beach.
From mid-June to mid-September, non-residents may park at some Falmouth MA beaches for a daily fee, paid at the gate.
At other beaches, a temporary resident sticker issued by the Town of Falmouth is required.
Stickers may be purchased online or at Ellen T. Mitchell Bath House, 56 Surf Drive. Call (508) 548-8623 for more info.
Resident/Taxpayer - $40
Military & Timesharing/Interval Ownership - $40/each
Seasonal Non-Resident (In-Town) - $275
Seasonal Non-Resident (Out-of-Town) - $375
One-Week (non-resident) - $80
Two-Week (non-resident) - $130
Three-Week (non-resident) $175
Four-Week (non-resident) - $225
* For more details, see Town of Falmouth website
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