South Cape Beach, located between Waquoit Bay and Vineyard Sound, contains a wide variety of coastal environments, including barrier beach and dunes, salt marsh, scrub oak/pitch pine woodland and "kettle" ponds. A magnificent white sand beach stretches for over a mile. Newly constructed over-the-dune boardwalks, a small parking area and bathrooms make this a lovely place to spend a day at the shore. Interpretive programs are offered during the summer months. The Park is a component of the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, which is based in Falmouth and managed by the DCR and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For more information and a schedule of interpretive events visit the Waquoit Bay NERR web page or call the Reserve at 508 457-0495 for recorded information.

Walked this trail through remnants of hurricane Matthew. Easy to find your way. Plenty of Fall wild flowers in bloom. Had the place to ourselves.

It was difficult to know if this was the south cape trail as signs did not call it that but it was lovely -- use bug spray and wear a hat, sunscreen! About three miles but good walk.

11 months ago