Enjoy all of Cape Cod & The Islands

In Woods Hole, Massachusetts on Cape Cod you have an abundance of choices for entertainment and recreation. We welcome travelers from all over the world with a smile and cool cup of lemonade.

Jumping Kid

Variety is The Spice of Life

Hop the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard for a fabulous day trip. Jump on one of our rental bikes and ride the dedicated bike path past the beach looking over Vineyard Sound, into quaint Main Street, Falmouth and beyond. Charter a boat and fish some of the best waters in New England. Explore the deserted coves and beaches of the pristine Elizabeth Islands, a short boat ride away. Wander down to the harbor and watch the sail boats and marine research vessels come in under a real working drawbridge. Visit the (free!) aquarium or check out the submarine that first explored the Titanic. In summer, walk to several beaches for Gulf Stream swimming that rivals the Caribbean.

Oceanic Research Hub

Woods Hole is the epicenter of marine and biological science in the US. With more than five major science institutions headquartered here (WHOI, MBL, NOAA, SEA and Woods Hole Research Center), it’s more than the rushing tides in our harbor that makes this one of the best melting pots of scientific creativity in the world. The Woods Hole Inn is right in the middle of the action, in close walking distance to all the labs and across the street from the main WHOI and SEA docks.

Great Blue Heron poised on seaweed-covered rock at low tide

Something for Everyone

There really is something for everyone in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. Birders delight in sightings of egrets, Great Blue Heron and the enormous osprey that likely gave “Buzzards Bay” it’s name. Artists and collectors enjoy the local galleries and ceramics studios of this committed eco-community. Scientists come for the world-class research and then come back year after year for the beaches and amazing water views. New Yorkers come for peace and quiet; Vermonters wander down for that urban feeling of a packed, busy village. We welcome travelers from all over the world with a smile and cool cup of lemonade.