From Yarmouth's rich history has grown a Cape Cod seaside community that offers a variety of activities for both area vacationers and year-rounders (wash-a-shores). Yarmouth boasts 15 of Cape Cod’s finest fresh and saltwater beaches, several golf courses challenging all levels, many tennis courts, plus many hiking and conservation trails. Yarmouth, Cape Cod truly has something for everyone.
Yarmouth, boasting over 350 years of history, is a community shaped by its seaside heritage. Yarmouth has retained much of its historic charm while integrating the present into its surroundings. To gain a true perspective of our town of Yarmouth, you must stray from the major roadways of Route 6, Route 28, and Route 6A that connect Yarmouth to neighboring Barnstable to the West and Dennis to the East.
Yarmouth consists of three main villages that make up the 17 square mile town we call home – Yarmouth, Cape Cod. The main villages are West Yarmouth, Yarmouth Port, and South Yarmouth. Each village is made up of sections with their own, distinct character. In South Yarmouth, there is the Village of Bass River which follows the river down to the Yarmouth’s beaches on Nantucket Sound. In West Yarmouth you will find the seaside communities of Great Island and Hyannis Park. Historic Yarmouth Port hugs the northern shore on Cape Cod Bay. Yarmouth is the second oldest town on Cape Cod and is filled with historic charm. Yarmouth Port is arguably the most preserved part of town. The main road in Yarmouth Port is historic Route 6A, known as the Old King’s Highway, which parallels the shoreline of Cape Cod Bay. Don’t miss the historic Captain Bangs Hallet House, the Boardwalk at Grey’s beach, the nature trails at the Kelley Chapel or the many fine shops and restaurants. If you are in need of lodging, you will find historic sea captains’ homes that have been converted into beautiful bed and breakfast Inns. A new addition you most certainly will want to see is the Edward Gorey House, celebrating the life work of this great Yarmouth author and artist.
West Yarmouth offers the visitor or resident a variety of family attractions, various lodging establishments, beaches and fine restaurants. West Yarmouth houses the historic Baxter Grist Mill, a 27-hole public golf course, miniature golf, trampolines, a small children’s petting zoo, fishing piers, and close proximity to island ferries. West Yarmouth offers any family or traveler a number of exciting things to see and do.
The South Yarmouth/Bass River villages blend the past and present. You will find ocean front resorts, cottages for rent, bed & breakfast Inns, scenic golf course, boat tours, a windmill dating back to the 1800’s, historic homes, and churches. Visit Bass River and experience sand, sun, and all the fun of a Cape Cod stay.
Wherever you choose to explore in Yarmouth, you will find hidden treasures of history blended with the family fun that gives Yarmouth its unique charm. Let us share with you our love of the Mid-Cape area and our local knowledge. Let us help you find your place in the Cape Cod sun.
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