Wood Neck Beach & Little Sippewissett Marsh

With amazing water views and a lush natural setting, Wood Neck Beach is a destination for thousands of Falmouth residents each summer. Relax and watch the waves roll along the shores of Buzzards Bay, or get wet and muddy in neighboring Little Sippewissett Marsh, which offers a world of discovery for curious outdoor explorers.

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kids explore the waters of Little Sippewissett Marsh in Falmouth

Bring a small net and some buckets with you to Wood Neck Beach, and your whole family will be amazed by the fish, crabs, and shrimp you’ll find in Little Sippewissett Marsh.

Falmouth residents and seasonal visitors love Wood Neck Beach for its protected, natural setting. Bright green beach grass sways gracefully in the salty breeze, and colorful shells and rocks stud the sandy shores. Although the beach is a bit narrow at high tide, at low tide it’s a paradise for inquisitive kids who delight in exploring the rocks and tidal pools for crabs, minnows, and barnacles.

A big part of Wood Neck Beach’s appeal lies just next door: Little Sippewissett Marsh, one of Falmouth’s most unique and exciting coastal environments. Every summer, residents and visitors return here to swim, snorkel, and ride the tidal current from the marsh to the beach. For a truly gorgeous view, we recommend coming here in the evening – the sunset illuminates the marsh and casts a sparkling shimmer across the water.

Habitats & Wildlife

The combination of sand and salt marsh at Wood Neck Beach is a rich habitat that teems with wildlife. From the beach, walk along the sand to the mouth of the tidal creek that connects the marsh to the Bay. Grassy, fenced-off dunes separate these two habitats, protecting the marsh from erosion.

Gradually, the types of plants and animals change as you explore farther inland. Look for egrets and herons wading by the water’s edge, and blue crabs swimming along the bottom. Try kayaking through here, which is a great way to travel through the marsh without damaging the fragile, spongy banks.

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Details
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: One medium-sized unpaved parking area; resident beach sticker required to park in summer
Cost: $30/year for resident beach sticker
Dogs: Yes (October 1 to April 30 only)
Facilities: Restrooms (seasonal), Trash, Shower (seasonal)
Lifeguards: Yes (seasonal)
ADA Accessible: Yes (access mat; beach wheelchair can be ordered in advance and delivered by beach personnel)

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
98 Wood Neck Rd.
Falmouth, MA 02540
41.575606, -70.641122

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Wood Neck Beach & Little Sippewissett Marsh
Falmouth, MA
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