Falmouth in June

It’s no secret that most visitors flock to Cape Cod in the summer, but locals will tell you their favorite time of the coveted season is mid-June or mid-September. Right now, the beach roses are in full bloom, their perfume cascading all over our seaside town, rivaled only by the sweet scent of beer-battered fried clams. The shoulder season offers the chance for an authentic Cape Cod visit on a slower scale. It’s the prime time to experience some of Falmouth’s most iconic establishments, like the Landfall in Woods Hole. There’s just something about sipping a cocktail while dipping your toes in Great Harbor. 

Unwind and Explore

The best way to see Falmouth is on two feet or two wheels, so put the pedal to the metal and experience the Shining Sea Bikeway, named for the line in America the Beautiful, penned by Falmouth’s famous daughter, Katharine Lee Bates. This glorious stretch of nearly eleven miles spans ocean, woodland and marshland, and is easy to navigate for all ages and abilities, making it a perfect day trip for the whole family. Seeking some solitude? There’s no better place. Enjoy some ocean therapy with a quick dip at Trunk River. Insider tip: the scenery is awe-inspiring but the rocky terrain can be unforgiving, so bring your water shoes. 

The Livin is Easy

Sometimes the best itinerary is not to follow one. Seize the day by catching a spectacular sunrise in Falmouth Heights, then head over to The Black Dog Cafe for an early morning breakfast, then head to Falmouth Harbor to watch the ferries and fishing boats. Spend your days on the waves, riding, swimming, sailing, and take a decadent nap on the beach before dinner. Grab some Paul’s Pizza, arguably the best in town, and head back to Falmouth Heights for an equally killer sunset. Savor every lazy second because before long, you’ll be shoveling snow again…

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