Cape Cod, MA

Falmouth: Waterside Run

Falmouth offers the best continuous waterside running on the Cape. There are terrific roads with great views of Vineyard Sound, from Woods Hole to East Falmouth. There are two sections:

  • Surf Drive. It is 3 miles one-way from Nobska Light in Woods Hole to the end of Surf Dr., before it turns up to Rd. 28. One can run part of this along the Shining Sea bike path. So it’s 6 miles out and back along the water
  • Grand Ave. & Menauhant Ave. Near Falmouth Heights Beach, it is 3.3 miles one-way along Grand Ave. and then Menauhant Ave. to East Falmouth at Central Ave., with great views to Vineyard Sound on one side and several ponds on the other.

One could run 8.6 miles one-way from Nobska Light to the end of Menauhant Ave., though 2.3 miles are inland, connecting the two sections.


  • Nobska Light in Woods Hole to the end of Surf Dr: 3 miles one-way; Grand Ave. & Menauhant Ave.: 3.3 miles one-way
  • Flat
  • Various start points depending on route/section chosen
  • Several parking options