Falmouth is defined by its 68 sand-covered miles of beautiful coastline, which feature 12 miles of public beaches within walking distance of many Falmouth homes. The world-famous Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and the Marine Biological Laboratory are renowned for their creative research and education on the ocean and ecology. Falmouth real estate is within close proximity to 5 golf courses offering challenges for beginners and low handicappers alike. Options abound for the gourmet with more than 50 restaurants offering everything from simple family cuisine to elaborate fine dining featuring the catch of the day. It boasts a wealth of theater companies and projects as well as numerous museums. Falmouth is not only a great place to visit but its population is fortunate to have Falmouth Hospital named one of America’s “50 Exceptional Hospitals”.