We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Falmouth, MA
Phone Number: 508 548 7611
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 387 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 334
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Peace and beauty

From North Falmouth to Woods Hole, this bike/walking path allows you to relax while getting good exercise. Many benches to take a break. Walk by cranberry bogs, farms, old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
CapeCodBob76
,
Falmouth, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

387 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Falmouth, Massachusetts
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

From North Falmouth to Woods Hole, this bike/walking path allows you to relax while getting good exercise. Many benches to take a break. Walk by cranberry bogs, farms, old houses, and the ocean. The only bad thing is selfish people riding racing bicycles way too fast. I bring Cape Cod guests to the path.

Was this review helpful? Yes
falmouth ma
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A wonderful resource for Falmouth. Bikeway starts in North Falmouth there are several parking lots along the way. A couple fo stopping points, beaches, cafes' and just the views. You end up in the village of Woods Hole, right near the ferry. More of everything. What is not to like!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is amazing. We are a family of 6. We rented bikes in Falmouth and road all the way to Woods Hole had lunch and then came back. The scenery is breathtaking and so romantic. We stopped and built rock formations along the beach. It's an easy ride. We had a two boys had their own bikes, my daughter and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waltham, Massachusetts
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

One of the most beautiful bike paths ever. Stop and take a dunk in the ocean if you get hot. Grab a cone in Woods Hole. Bike home past the Vineyard and the "shining" sea( it really does shine.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Falmouth, MA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

For the adventurous spirit in all of us begin in North Falmouth and ride your bike through a working farm near Bourne, through gentle rises and beautiful vistas in W Falmouth viewing bogs nd marshes opening up the the Vineyard sound and continue through Falmouth to WoodsHole viewing beaches, hills, trails,& bikeway benches if you tire. R/T is a challenging... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Falmouth, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful views of the marshes in West Falmouth from the bike path from North Falmouth to Woods Hole

Was this review helpful? Yes
Falmouth, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

From the Village of North Falmouth to the Village of Woods Hole, site of the Woods Hole Steamship Authority, the Shining Sea Bike Path is a beautiful paved journey through the salt ponds, woodlands and passes by the ocean. Built for bicyclists, it’s a great walk too.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This bikepath has meant so much to locals and Tourists alike. It is flat, has parking and the end result of the WoodsHole village is perfect for lunch or an ice cream.

Was this review helpful? Yes
cape cod, massachusetts
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Shining Sea Bikeway is a great escape whether you are jogging, biking, or walking with or without your dog.Griffin my Siberian loves going there and he knows when we are getting close.There are multiple entrances and places to park.I usually go to the Trunk River entrance where there is ample parking overlooking the beach where Martha's Vineyard is in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Falmouth, Massachusetts
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This bike path is beautiful. It has many points that you can start/ stop so you can ride for as long as you want. It goes along the beautiful beaches and into Woods Hole. At times it is crowded with walkers, but not too bad. Give it a try, you'll love it!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Shining Sea Bikeway also viewed

 
Falmouth, Cape Cod
Yarmouth Port, Cape Cod
 

Been to Shining Sea Bikeway? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Shining Sea Bikeway and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Summerville, South Carolina

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Shining Sea Bikeway staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?