The Knob

(2 reviewss)


The Knob in Woods Hole, Massachusetts is one of the greatest spots to visit on Cape Cod. The Knob is a magical peninsula that stretches out into Buzzards Bay with Quissett Harbor to the east. Quissett Harbor Preservation Trust manages and preserves The Knob and the 12-acre wooded area which features trails, beaches, and benches. It’s a great spot to walk, read, take photos, and soak up some sun!

Due to its large exposure to Buzzards Bay, The Knob is constantly battered by storms and the rising sea level. In 2021, the preservation trust raised over $800,000 to add rock armor to the most vulnerable sections of the peninsula. If you visit The Knob, you will understand why this beautiful spot is so well-cared for. Consider giving to the Quissett Harbor Preservation Trust at

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  • Address: Quissett Harbor Rd
  • Town: Falmouth
  • State: Massachusetts
  • GPS: Lat 41.54238 Lng -70.66114
  • Parking notes: The parking area is located on Quisset Harbor Road, right in front of the Quissett Yacht Club. There are space for about 15-20 cars and parking is free.
  • Parking directions: HERE
  • Location directions: HERE

External Website:

2 reviews for The Knob

  1. Jeremy

    Sunset horizons at the Knob in Woods Hole/Falmouth, Cape Cod Massachusetts (both snaps July 2022). The first pic is from the path to The Knob plateau or overlook viewing Buzzards Bay, and the second is from the rocks down on the Quissett Harbor side. Get details to plan a fun visit by reading the updated blog post at (this site is a resource to help folks discover fun, unique places and attractions; there are no ads, and posts are about what you’ll do and see). It’s only a third-mile hike tops from parking to the overlook at the tip of the peninsula (i.e., The Knob).

    Image #1 from Jeremy
    Image #2 from Jeremy
  2. Tom Riley (store manager)

    Such an amazing spot to explore! Love how dogs are allowed too!

    Image #1 from Tom Riley
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