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.