Woods Hole

The village of Woods Hole is in Falmouth, on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Woods Hole has a great natural harbor and was once a fishing and whaling center but now is known for its beautiful beaches, sport fishing, quaint shops (no chain stores here) and marine research facilities.

Part of Woods Hole's tiny downtown

Get in

By bus


Within Cape Cod

By boat

Get around

Looking toward downtown Woods Hole from a boat

On foot

Woods Hole is a wonderful place to walk around; everything is within 15 minutes' walk for people of normal fitness.

By bicycle

The Shining Sea bikeway begins at the end of Railroad Ave, right next to the Steamship Terminal & the Leeside Restaurant. It's a great way to get to Woods Hole from downtown Falmouth, about 4 miles, mostly along the ocean.

By trolley


Marine Biological Laboratory
Nobska Lighthouse


Fishing Charters


Water St.

There are many small shops & galleries in the village, many featuring local artists, all within a 5 minute walk. There is an ATM at the bank, at the top of Water St., right next to the U.S. Post Office and Pie in the Sky.



There is only one liquor store in the village:Old Barn Package Store, 21 Luscombe Ave., 508 548 4855


Live Music


Many private homes are rented by the week, month, and/or season. WHOI and MBL both maintain links on their websites listing local rental options



Go next

Move on to other areas of Cape Cod or the Islands.

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