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Stony but picturesque

This beach had a great view and it was quiet and peaceful. When we went there, there was... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Mia C
Erie, Pennsylvania
Clean beach, bring your water shoes as it lives up to its name

Clean small local beach. It's shallow for awhile which makes it good for small kids and toddlers... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Clifton Park, New York
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

We have been here with family. Not great but not bad. Many of the good beaches in this area seem to be private.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EdwardVK
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Stony beach is aptly named - very stony on the beach and into the water. Nice beach to swim at and just relax. Very little wave action. Lots of people and small children. No place to park unless you are a resident.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Karen K
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This beach had a great view and it was quiet and peaceful. When we went there, there was practically no one there. A parking permit is required to park there, but people can still walk around and enjoy it. It was really stony and we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mia C
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Clean small local beach. It's shallow for awhile which makes it good for small kids and toddlers. There is a life guard on duty, a porta potty too. The parking lot is small, so if you can - walk there. Limited shade as with any...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank leneyB
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Great in the summer, sandy beach, clear water, not overcrowded, not too wavy. I stayed at Woods Hole for work for 2 weeks and it's great to have a beach in working distance.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Tumi Ngoc T
Reviewed 27 July 2017

A semi-private beach requiring a Woods Hole permit to park although no restrictions on foot traffic. A modest size beach with lots of families and young people, many from the MBL in Woods Hole. Large expanse of lshallow water with gentle swells. Kids play in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank MHM02111
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This lovely family oriented beach is small and cozy. A little gem of public access in the warmer waters of the bay. Take a swim with the watchful eyes of the town lifeguards and do laps or splash around, or come late and watch the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank LocalTake
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

A small beach with shallow water & small waves ~ Just right for wading or swimming. Calm & quiet when it's not crowded. Huge stones on the left side jut out of the water ~ but on the beach & in the water, small stones...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Stony Beach is owned by the Marine Biology Laboratory--but it is open to the public. However, if you want to park at the beach be aware that if you do not have an MBL sticker, it could be difficult (especially at peak season). It is...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Mrmitosis
Reviewed 13 September 2016

MBL beach open to Falmouth sticker holders, small parking lot sheltered from strong southwesterlies. Get there early for a super Sandy beach that goes out forever.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Vinefera
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18 July 2016|
Response from Nick F | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Parking is hard to find though. I suggest biking or walking.