Woods Hole is a village of the town of Falmouth, and three miles up the road is the center of town which we call Falmouth Main Street. Crowded with year-round restaurants, adorable shops, candy stores and ice cream parlors, Falmouth’s Main Street is a nice bike ride from the Woods Hole Inn, where we offer bicycles to our guests. It’s also an easy drive, and Main Street Falmouth has plenty of parking with no meters.
If you choose to bike from the Woods Hole Inn, hop on the bike path in front of the Steamship Authority and enjoy the three mile journey with vistas towards Martha’s Vineyard and several good spots to stop for a swim. Once in Falmouth, head off the bike path at Depot Avenue (you will see the Falmouth Bus Depot filled with green Peter Pan buses there) and ride past the Queens Byway onto Main Street.
There are dozens of locally-owned restaurants on this historic stretch which like Woods Hole has been protected and preserved as a historic district. You can choose from Indian, Mexican, Italian, Traditional Cape Cod, fabulous French bakeries, brunch spots, delis and much more. There really is something for everyone on Main Street Falmouth, MA.
Then of course, the shopping. Fancy upscale stuff at Lily Pulitzer, Maxwell & Co, Pilgrim and others. Great summer finds at Port Cargo, Green Eyed Daisy, Cape Chic Co and more. Gift shopping too at Celebrations, Treasure Chest, Pink Polka Dot. Real old time shopping from small vendors who know their customer — and that customer is you.
Don’t leave Main Street in Falmouth without a visit to one of the many patisseries, candy or ice cream shops. Perhaps a taste test is in order? There is Gelfi’s, Ben and Bill’s, Tisberry Yoghurt, Cupcapes of Cape Cod and the fancy French bakery called Maison Villatte for starters. Don’t miss Coffee Obsession or Pies a la Mode, at either end of this long stretch of charming shops. Main Street is really a great hang out for the sweet tooth in us all.
Enjoy your exploration of our quaint town. Falmouth Main Street is famous for being one of the nicest shopping and dining experiences on Cape Cod. Here are photos of some of my favorite Main Street Falmouth MA spots. Or click here for more info and a map of the area.