Along Vineyard Sound, Surf Drive Beach is the closest beach to Falmouth village center. The waters here are warm and calm with wonderful views of Martha's Vineyard across the sound and Nobska Light nearby. A small inlet to the north of the beach is popular with families who have little kids.

This beach offers lifeguards, a bathhouse with showers, swimming lessons, and a concession stand. Surf Drive is one of the three beaches in town where you can park without a sticker for $10 a day.

How to get there: Take Surf Drive off of Route 28 in Falmouth