Woods HoleWoods Hole administratively belongs to the town of Falmouth, in the Upper Cape area of Cape Cod, 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.
Peter Pan Bus LinesService from Boston and between Bourne, Falmouth, Barnstable and Hyannis.
Within Cape Cod
Cape Cod Regional Transit AuthorityWoods Hole/Falmouth to Hyannis, and other services around the Cape.
phone: +1 508-477-8600address: 65 South StYear Round ferry service to and from Martha's Vineyard is offered by the Steamship Authority, including car transport.
On footWoods Hole is a wonderful place to walk around; everything is within 15 minutes' walk for people of normal fitness.
By bicycleThe 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.
- WHOOSH Trolley provides local summer service around Falmouth.
Nobska LightNobska Rd. About a 10-minute walk from the village, the lighthouse overlooks Vineyard Sound and the Elizabeth Islands, as well as Woods Hole itself.
phone: +1 508 289-7623address: 100 Water St
phone: +1 508 548-7270address: 579 Woods Hole Road
phone: +1 508 548-1400address: 15 School StreetLearn about the Institutions research (and their cool boats) with many engaging and kid friendly hands on exhibits.
phone: +1 508 495-2001address: 166 Water StThe aquarium has an outdoor seal pool (feedings are at 11AM and 4PM most weekdays), tanks filled with fish and lots of information about local marine life. Upstairs are touch tanks with horseshoe crabs, starfish, whelks and other animals.
phone: +1 508 540-6525address: 68 Water Street
phone: +1 508 495-FILMaddress: 89 Water StreetThe Festival is held each year from the last Saturday of July through the first Saturday of August. This eight-day event screens around 100 films submitted from around the world.
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.
phone: +1 508 540-5475address: 10 Water StYear-round breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great for long hours, friendly service, and made-from-scratch breads, pastries, soups, salads, sandwiches and organic coffees, cappuccino, espresso, cocoa, chai, teas and cold drinks. Their baked goods are delicious in general, but their bread pudding is worth particular mention, as it's particularly moist, made with raisins, and what tastes like a touch of whiskey.
phone: +1 508 548-8563address: 77 Water StYear-round lunch and dinner daily. A favorite for fresh seafood.
phone: +1 508-495-0792address: 6 Luscombe AveGreat seafood taco joint amazing local salads, lobster tacos, lobster rolls and homemade soups. Great local bands Friday and Saturday 4 - 7 pm in summer.
phone: +1 508 540-3850address: 91A Water StreetLunch and dinner daily. Fun, casual bar atmosphere. Raw bar. Outdoor seating.
phone: +1 508 548-1758address: 9 Luscombe AvThe Landfall is a good restaurant for seafood and meat entrees. The sixty-year-old restaurant sits on a pier overlooking the tiny private ferry for Naushon Island, the home of the Forbes family. This restaurant is worth catching a later ferry for.
phone: +1 508 548-6300address: 549 Woods Hole Road
phone: +1 508 548-9575address: 186 Woods Hole Road
phone: +1 508-495-0248address: 28 Water StLuxury lodging right in the middle of Woods Hole across from the ferry terminal. Water views from some rooms, free WiFi, breakfast included, free parking, lovely modern decor.
Move on to other areas of Cape Cod or the Islands.