Why Falmouth?

Welcome to Falmouth, boasting over 68 miles of aquamarine shoreline dotted with white sand beaches, eight quaint villages, and the Shining Sea Bike Path, inspired by “America the Beautiful,” penned by Falmouth’s famous daughter Katharine Lee Bates. Designated a Preserve America community in 2013 by former First Lady Michelle Obama, Falmouth is iconic. Drawing world-class chefs eager to experiment with the freshest catch from local waters by putting their own spin on the native cuisine, inspired by a strong legacy of Portuguese fishermen and farmers, Falmouth features a vibrant and diverse culinary scene. Anchored by the historic Village Green and Americana Main Street lined with charming retail and restaurant attractions, this hip and historical destination has it all for a romantic holiday or some important family bonding time.



Falmouth has a strong local economy comprising a wide and supportive network of unique small businesses and also leans heavily on the scientific institutions here including Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL/University of Chicago), NOAA Fisheries, the Woods Hole Research Center, and more.

Want to make the most out of your visit? Falmouth Visitor is your go-to for the best insider tips for all things local. Discover why Falmouth is the premier spot for the Cape Cod getaway you’ve been dreaming about. Don’t cross the bridge without coming here first.