Shining Sea Bikeway

Sippewissett Campground & Cabins is located directly on the Shining Sea Bikeway at its midpoint. There is simply no more convenient point of access to this recently expanded, outstanding recreational resource, than your campsite or cabin at Sippewissett. In addition to convenience, there is no better way to experience the Shining Sea Bikeway itself than by combining it with camping as a two-part outdoor recreational adventure. Bicycles are available for rent at Sippewissett!

  • Family Biking near Sippewissett Campground
  • Riding the Shining Sea Bikeway
  • Young Girl Riding bike on Shining Sea Bikeway

Officially dedicated in 1975 as a community project, the Shining Sea Bikeway is a paved, 11.5-mile, adventurous pathway that weaves through a natural setting from woodlands, marsh, swamp and salt ponds to seascape across an ancient coastal plane. Named after a line from Falmouth native Katharine Lee Bates’ legendary anthem, America The Beautiful, the Shining Sea Bikeway follows the former route of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad that once ran from Buzzards Bay into Falmouth Station. This level route winds along the shoreline of Vineyard Sound, with views of native flora and fauna, through salt marshes, along beaches, along cranberry bogs and through the Salt Pond Bird Sanctuary. The Shining Sea is the only bikeway on Cape Cod that runs along the seashore, exposing stretches of scenery that are unseen by most visitors. It extends from the Woods Hole Steamship Authority’s site in the village of Woods Hole to North Falmouth, presenting a perfect route for casual cyclists and families. The Shining Sea Bikeway has recently been rated as the #1 attraction in the Town of Falmouth by TripAdvisor.

We welcome and encourage bicycle groups to camp at Sippewissett.

  • Biking Near Tent Site at Sippewissett Campground
  • Man resting by pond along shining sea bikeway near Sippewissett Campground
  • Family biking near Sippewissett Campground

In addition to overnight camping, Sippewissett Campground & Cabins is offering DAY SITE rentals. If you do not have the time to stay overnight, or prefer not to camp, your day site offers you the best possible access to the bikeway, without concerns over parking. At the end of your cycling adventure, you will still have time to return to your site for a picnic meal and full access to our restrooms and showers. Please call (508) 548-2542 or e-mail us at

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to reserve a DAY SITE.

  • Click here to download a map of the Shining Sea Bikeway.
    Click the map for a printable PDF of the Shining Sea Bikeway.

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