Falmouth Town Marina

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180 Scranton Avenue
Falmouth, MA 02540
41° 32' 56.56'', -70° 36' 9.58''
508-457-2550
VHF Ch. 9
www.falmouthmass.us
Falmouth Harbor
Falmouth Town Marina
Falmouth Town Marina
Falmouth Town Marina
Falmouth Town Marina
Falmouth Town Marina
Falmouth Town Marina
Falmouth Town Marina
Falmouth Town Marina
Possible drizzle tomorrow afternoon.
39℉NNE at 7 knots
High06:03AM1.287ft
Low12:20PM0.165ft
High06:22PM1.305ft

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About


The Falmouth Town Marina is conveniently located within a well protected harbor for the area's most economically friendly marina experience. The marina is located @ 180 Scranton Avenue in historic downtown Falmouth, birth place of "America the Beautiful" author Katherine Lee Bates. We are located less than 5 miles from Martha's Vineyard and only 3 miles from Woods Hole. The marina is walking distance from main street, beaches, groceries stores, shops and many fine restaurants. The marina consists of (7) floating finger piers and 108 total berths. The primary transient float is "D", directly in front of the marina building. We also rent out vacant seasonal slips as they become available. Larger vessels and overflow dockage is also provided at the east side of the mouth of the harbor (Tide's Bulkhead/flat wall tie up) and northern end of the harbor (Davis Bulkhead/flat wall tie up & Davis Floats). During July and August the marina is staffed from 8am to 8pm. The marina monitors VHF channels 16 & 9 and our working frequency is channel 12. Please contact the staff via radio or cell phone if you need any assistance during docking for arrivals or departures. The marina building has yachtsmen only bathrooms and showers. A key card is required to access that part of the building and available at the marina office. (refundable cash key deposit required) Public restrooms are also available on site. WiFi is limited to the main marina only in front of the marina building. (No WIFI at Robbins Road, Davis Bulkhead or the Tides Bulkhead)

SPECIAL NOTES: 2022 fee changes: Tides Bulkhead in July & August is discounted by 25%. ($2.25/ft instead of $3.00/ft) June rate is now $2.00/ft instead of $1.50/ft

The Tide's Bulkhead (flat wall tie up with discounted rate) is used for vessels over 90ft, vessels with beams over 20ft and overflow from the main marina. (Discount fee of 25% applies in July and August) If you DO NOT wish to be placed on the bulkhead when our slips are sold out, please specify that in your comments. (IE no bulkhead-slip only) The Tides Bulkhead is approximately 2200' from the main marina, on the other (east) side of the harbor adjacent to the Tide's Motel @ 267 Clinton Ave. It is located at the entrance to the harbor so lots of boat traffic should be expected. It also abuts a busy motel and beach parking lot so vehicle traffic in the summer is heavy there. (Has power & water but no WIFI or restrooms) The Davis Bulkhead is located at the north end of the harbor on Robbins Road and is approximately 1100' away from the main marina. (power & water but no WIFI or restrooms) Nearby restaurants can be noisy during the summer season.

The Tide's Bulkhead docking area at times may have inclement weather exposure due to the wave action that can take place at the mouth of the harbor. It is infrequent but does happen during some weather conditions.

Requests for specific slips will be honored whenever possible but cannot be guaranteed. Slip assignments are subject to change at any time.

Should you require any assistance or have any issues you need addressed during your stay please contact the dock staff directly (508-457-2550) , we are all happy to help and want to do all we can to ensure you have a great experience at the town marina. Gregg Fraser - Harbormaster

Berth Capacity


Slips:108
Linear Docks:200 Feet

Approach


From R "16" proceed northerly to the harbor entrance. The harbor entrance has lighted jetties on both sides. The main channel in Falmouth Harbor runs north/south on the westerly side of the mooring field. The town marina slips begin after you pass the Flying Bridge Restaurant and continue until you reach the inner harbor boat ramp, then again when you pass Pier 37 to the northern harbor bulkhead. (Floats run south to north "A" to "G") The primary transient float "D" is located directly in front of the marina building at 180 Scranton Ave.
Minimum Approach Depth:9.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:8.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:6.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jan 13, 2021

Dockage:Yes
Anchorage:Nearby
Fuel Dock:Nearby
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Nearby
Dinghy Dock:Nearby
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Nearby
Trash:Yes
Ice:Nearby
Boat Ramp:Yes
Gas:Nearby
Diesel:Nearby
Propane:Nearby
Security:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Closest Airport:Cape Cod Gateway Airport
Restaurants:Nearby
Beach:Nearby
Dog Park:Nearby
Pet Friendly:Yes
Fitness Center:Nearby
Golf:Nearby
Tennis:Nearby
Ship Store:Nearby
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Campground:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:250.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:20.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50, 100
Repair Crane:Nearby
Engine Service:Nearby
Propeller Service:Nearby
Dry Storage:Nearby
Travel Lift:Nearby
Yacht Brokerage:Nearby
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Great harbor great staff

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A gem on Nantucket Sound. A great layover spot for easy access to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. The docks are well maintained. The staff is helpful and accommodating. Easy walking distance to downtown Falmouth's many restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses. While the marina itself does not have a pump out or fuel, there are two locations in the same protected harbor for fuel and pump out.

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Stay was awesome. Everyone was very niicel!

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Super convenient and reasonable marina. A grocery almost directly across the street and town a pleasant walk. Facilities were clean and the setting is in a town park so great access for pets. Recommend.

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Always clean, easy in & out, great floating docks and a reasonable price. What’s not to like? Oh the ferry can be a little noisy, but this is a great, well protected harbor. Easy walk into town for great dining, and a food and marine store walkable also.

Marina Response:
Happy to hear you had a great stay with us. Look forward to seeing you back in Falmouth sometime soon.
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Great location, staff, and facilities!

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The facility was excellent - slip, dock area, services and amenities. Plenty of parking and drive up access to load/unload. Staff were professional and courteous, and flexible when I had questions and concerns. Would definitely stay here again!

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Love this marina!!! Love the location!!! Can’t wait to return!!

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Great service. Super dock staff

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Great place. Bathrooms clean . Great dock space

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Terrific town and boating area for a vacation.

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Except for people on their boats don’t like any radio on so they’re a little snobby and it was only 8 o’clock

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We asked for the bulkhead entering the harbor and got it. Even though this spot isn't close to the office there were plenty of staff there to help our two boats tie up. Very helpful. Great spot to watch the boats go by and always a nice breeze. Not good if you don't have a car, but we did.

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Great Marina people are very helpful.Lookjng forward to next year.

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They couldn't have been more helpful. We arrived early and they made arrangements for us to tie up at the entrance bulkhead while we waited and we were able to visit the Falmouth YC with which our club is affiliated. Nice clean rest rooms and showers !

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Great harbor town slips and facilities. clean and updated restaurants and stores close by

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Absolutely beautiful and everything you need right there. Restaurants, West Marine and a market, even a nice little beach nearby. Great stay!

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Excellent marina, docks and utilities. Easy walk to downtown Falmouth and stores.

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Hope to never have to stay at Tides Bulkhead again. Compounded by inattentive dock hands. First tied us up, which we then redid as not tied well or correctly, plugged in. Second, came back and said they needed to move us forward because they’d forgotten a boat was coming in behind us. Changed power to stern pedestal. Phoned when we were out to dinner to ask us to change power to bow (again) so boat behind us could plug in at our stern as their cord couldn’t reach their bow. All this for the privilege of docking in a parking lot, with cars parked 6 feet from boat and no bathrooms. Oh, and the harbormaster told us not to come back in August because he won’t have any dockhands.

Marina Response:
We are sorry your stay wasn't as expected. The dockwa profile is very clear about the Tide's Bulkhead. Taking some time to read the marina information on the site could have avoided some of these issues. The location is specified as is the fact the restrooms are located on the other side of the harbor and the Tide's does not have WIFI. As Harbormaster for the town I can say I had no conversation with you about staffing levels in August, not sure what you are referring to in that part of your review. Happy to discuss this with you should you desire by contacting the office number. G Fraser
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Started going to Falmouth in 1965 with my father and family. 32 years ago I started bringing my family be coming every year always great place to stay

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Very enjoyable and accommodating. Staff was very attentive and facilities very clean.

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Pleasant dock and office staff, lovely town, walkable. Wish they sold ice. Bathrooms adequate for our needs.

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Always a pleasant stay here at the town Docks. We were on D dock and it was awesome . Great neighbors and a close walk to everything you need. We had our 2-16 year old beagles and the park area up past the hill is great for dogs. The town has doggy barrels and dispensers but they were empty. We always have our own. Great long weekend in Falmouth. Highly recommended

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very accommodating clean facilities

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Was not made aware of being put on a bulkhead away from marina with no pump out or fuel servi

Marina Response:
This review is Interesting. The "issues" you mention are clearly listed on our Dockwa marina profile. (Tide's Bulkhead) Boaters are asked specifically to state if they want a slip only while making a reservation, you did not. The town has never operated a fuel dock and dockwa states that information. Dockwa says fuel is near by (Falmouth Marine, MacDougall's, & East Marine) Finally, pump outs are widely available via several pump out boats and stations in Falmouth Harbor. (MacDougall's boat, Falmouth Marine station & the town pump-out boat)
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Gorgeous docks. Nice staff Wish there was a layout of the slips posted on Dockwa to make it easier to know where we are heading if we’ve never been to that marina before. Great location near a grocery and west marine and laundry. Worth it!

Marina Response:
Thank you for your stay with us and the suggestion about the layout on Dockwa. We will reach out to them and see if we can get that done for next season.
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We stayed on the Tides bulkhead. It is an over-flow.area. There is no WiFi there.

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying we us. The WiFi is limited to the main marina slips only as the information in Dockwa states.
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Very happy with my choice friendly helpful dock hands clean bathrooms close to town and great market across the street Bars restaurants right there Protected harbor Here during memorial weekend nor’easter and hardly knew it

Marina Response:
Happy you had a great experience and thank you for your nice review.
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Wonderful location. Helpful staff. Has everything you need. One of our favorites!

Marina Response:
Thank you, hope to see you back soon.
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The marina is very safe and quiet. It's so nice to be in a slip rather than a mooring. West Marine and Windfall Market are across the street. Falmouth Town center is about a mile walk with nice shops and restaurants. This marina should be added to every cruiser's list when exploring Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds.

Marina Response:
We appreciate your feedback and nice review. Hope to see you again in Falmouth
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Pretty little harbor, beautiful weather while we were there, nothing to complain about! Really enjoyed the Flying Bridge for dinner, excellent food!

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Great place friendly staff lots to do. Thank you Falmouth Town Marina

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Always a great place to stay, the staff is always helpful

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us and for the nice review. Hope to see you again soon.
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excellent dock, staff, location and town.

Marina Response:
Thank you, looking forward to seeing you in the future.
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This was our first trip to Falmouth Town Marina, and I know we shall be back. Great quiet spot within walking distance to town, and only a short distance to restaurants.

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Very clean and easy to get into. A lot of things around to do. The staff was very nice.

Marina Response:
Thank you, hope to see you again in the future!
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FANTASTIC! Can’t wait to come back. Would have stayed longer if the weather wanted to play nice. Loved it!

Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind words, look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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Had a wonderful experience at the Falmouth Town Marina. Staff and patrons were friendly and helpful, and they didn't overbook in the height of summer.

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Went to marina for one night stay, layover. Efficient and helpful. Great place for addressing mechanical issues and or reprovisioning as they have a terrific market just up the street.

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Great marina. Well built docks and pilings. We rode out a tropical storm and all ended well. The harbor is extremely well protected and the marina is terrific.

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Very nice stay, staff was great. Facilities are awesome. 5 stars. Jim “ Shaken Knot Stirred “

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Great marina: convenient location, clean and well maintained facilities, professional and friendly staff.

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Great facility-Very accommodating. Facilities comfortable

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One of the nicest transient slips I've stayed in. Great staff, great neighbors and great fishing. We will undoubtedly be back next year.

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Falmouth Town Marina is exemplary, everything you would need is available. The dock mates are wonderful a special thanks to Marco and Brandon

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Great Marina Great area Safe Plenty of parking

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Brendan was very helpful. But the floating docks appeared to be designed by somebody who has never taken a boat to a marina. The slip we were put in had a piling At the dock right were the bow should be. The electricity and water required the hose and cords to cross the dock becoming a tripping hazard. Then there was the challenge of not enough cleats. Anyway nice place though the restaurants seem to close early and West Marine closes at 5. But it’s convenient to groceries and a laundromat.

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Great place to visit , the location is awesome the docks are excellent and the bathrooms are clean and the staff is helpful.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind review, see you next time. Happy 4th of July to you
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Great facilities and helpful staff. Good location for outdoor dining and a short walk to town.

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Really enjoyed our stay. Very friendly folks. Great location. Easy walk to town and to west marine. Other folks at the docks were friendly. Very clean bathrooms and showers area. Quiet at night. Plenty of people watching and boats going by. Definitely would revisit here.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your nice review, we hope to see you again in the future!
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Stayed one night for Fathers day and the staff is great and very helpful. Had a wonderful 2 days. I have been coming to this Marina for over 8 years and always a pleasure.

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Excellent quality dock and facilities. Helpful dock hands and very convenient location.

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Nice clean slip will be back MAGA 2020

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Two stays. First at the marina docks themselves and they are floating and good. Convenient to downtown as well. Second time we were out at the pier they control at the mouth of the harbor on our 55 pilot house. Not a good answer. Had a boater not paying attention and hit our starboard side. Exposure is too great there. Staff at the marina itself was exceptional.

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Great harbor. Clean bathrooms and showers. Close walk to excellent downtown filled with shops and restaurants. We’ll be back!

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We love the Falmouth Town Marina, it is a yearly destination for us. Great docks, wonderful staff. THE BEST!

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Great location (but you already knew that). Very friendly, communicative and receptive staff. Good facilities. Fair price. We'll be back!

Marina Response:
Thank you, see you next time you are in the area!
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Helpful marina staff. Clean bathrooms and showers. Quiet Marina with excellent restaurants you can get to by dingy or walking distance. We will definitely be back! 😊

Marina Response:
Thanks so much for the kind review, look forward to your next visit.
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We always enjoy staying here. Look forward every boating season

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Easy to get a spot. In a bind and had to tie up for the night. Got what I wanted and the boat was safe and secure.

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Nice people. Helpful when needed.

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Easy access. Facilities have improved over the years. Walking distance to grocery, supplies, restaurants.

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Great town nice marina

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very nice facility in nice town. nice clean showers and bathrooms were appreciated.

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Well protected harbor, good facilities, Easy access to boat ramp to launch boat. Nice staff

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The docks were nice as were the bathrooms, but the staff were inexperienced and had difficulty controlling and tying up my boat when I arrived. When I went to the office to check in they acted as though I was an imposition. I felt as though I was at the town tax assessor's office. In the future I'll stick to privately owned marinas.

Marina Response:
We are sorry your stay wasn't up to your expectations. This review is surprising given the many review compliments the staff get in general and this year in particular.
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Nice floating docks at the head of the harbor. Close to town. Clean facilities.

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Very nice marina and very clean facilities. Good central location for exploring Cape and islands as well. Tim

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Had a great stay on F dock at the marina, short walk to beaches and restaurants. We will definitely be returning to this marina.

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Not very transient friendly. Stay away from Raw Bar.

Marina Response:
We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay. Our records show no complaints were every brought to the staffs attention. Most guests are happy to be near the Raw Bar. If you return please request the D dock as it isn't located near the Raw Bar or Flying Bridge Restaurant.
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Very accommodating and close to everything!

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great 2 night stay, easy power and water hookup, beautiful new floating docks, plastic (not hot) surface is barefoot friendly, close to everything. No fuel or pump out here, but its close by.

Marina Response:
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, happy 4th!
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Very accommodating and friendly with great seasonal slip neighbors. Very peaceful and clean. Zero shore power issues for almost 6 weeks. New stop for the future.

Marina Response:
Thank You! Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Great marina. Wide slips. Helpful, friendly staff. Clean showers. Close to everything.

Marina Response:
Happy you enjoyed your stay with us, hope to see you again.
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great stay. Molly was very nice and very helpful.

Marina Response:
Thank you very much, I will pass this along to her.
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Beautiful harbor close to beach!

Marina Response:
Thank you, glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Excellent great rate

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Always a great stay in Falmouth. Top notch dock facilities..

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Friendly staff with great location. Wonderful harbor with good restaurants on the water. Excellent supermarket just across the road and the laudromat was a five minute walk.

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Very well protected marina near top of Falmouth Harbor, walking distance into town and West Marine, upscale market, Flying Bridge restaurant and Dunkin Donuts close by. Great floating docks a couple of feet above water level with very safe perforated metal surface. Key access to nearby bathrooms and showers that are kept very clean.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your great review, hope to see you again in the future.
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Great location and very reasonable rates. Wish they had WiFi, otherwise good value for the money.

Marina Response:
Thank you, we are working on WiFi and hopefully will be offering this in the very near future to our guests.
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Thanks great experience

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We enjoyed the facility. Great docks, and other facilities. Close to shopping and restaurants. Will return again.

Marina Response:
Thank you, we look forward to your next visit to Falmouth!
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Great floating docks and very convenient to restaurants and provisioning. Heads are card-keyed and clean, but basic re: amenities. Highly recommend for 4th July as viewing location for town fireworks, truly great show!

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It would've been a 5 star review however they put us on the bulkhead which is almost at the mouth of the harbor. It was pretty rocky. Not so much for our Marlow but our friends 50' viking was rocking like crazy. We would've preferred to be at their main dock further in where there is less current and closer to town and the Raw Bar. We also had to run our Gen for our 50amp leg that runs our AC because the breaker kept overloading..Spent 6 days in Nantucket and travel alot, that never happens. We really like Falmouth and if need be stay in the same place, we would.

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Very well protected and a great value. Uber or taxi are inexpensive to wide variety of shops, beach and restaurants.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review, the previous response was for another review which has since been deleted. Hope to see you again.
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Great marina!!!! Excellent service:)

Marina Response:
Thank you
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Great location; clean amenities and the local restaurants and shopping all within easy distance.

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your review, hope to see you again in the future!
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