The MBL maintains a beach that is within a short walking distance of the MBL campus. Use of the beach is free to MBL guests. Guests must provide their own beach towel.  Lifeguard services are provided during the summer months. Please contact the Swope Front Desk for directions and more information. A valid MBL parking sticker is required to park at the beach.  All Falmouth beaches close at 10 PM.

Tennis Courts:
Two tennis courts and a paddle tennis court are located in the area adjacent to the cottages. These courts are free for use by those affiliated with the MBL.

Bicycle storage:
An indoor bicycle storage area is available in the basement of Ebert Hall. Bicycles may not be stored in dormitories. To request access please email with first name and last name MBL Card number. 

Bicycle Rentals:
We are happy to offer an on campus bike rental program.  Information can be found here: Bike Rentals

Playground equipment is located in the Memorial Circle cottage area.

Childcare Services:
MBL Summer Programs for Children offer activities and supervision for children from the ages of four to twelve. The goal is to provide a fun, safe, and interesting summer for children of MBL faculty, staff, and community members.

Parking & Parking permits:
Parking at the MBL and in Woods Hole is extremely limited and regulated. The MBL maintains an off-campus parking lot and provides scheduled shuttle service during the peak season to the main campus.  

  • The use of bicycles is encouraged.
  • Occupants of MBL cottages are prohibited from using unregistered vehicles on the private roads in the area. 
  • Each cottage is provided with one off-street parking space. 
  • Additional cars at cottages must park at the Devil’s Lane parking lot, with proper permit.
  • A parking permit must be displayed to park in any MBL lot.  They are issued at the Swope Front Desk.  Permits do not guarantee a space.
  • Permits are available at no fee to those affiliated with the MBL.
  • Contact for any questions.

Shuttle Service:
Shuttle service between the MBL’s Woods Hole campus, the Cottages, and the Devil’s Lane Parking Lot is available during summer months. Contact for more information about shuttle service and schedules

 * Important Campus Contact Numbers :
For all Emergencies on Campus please dial Security at: 508-289-7217 or extension 7217
For all other calls please contact MBL main line at: 508-548-3705 or dial 0.
For parking permit questions go to: parking website