Located in Barnstable County, Massachussetts, Dennis is a cute coastal town situated near the center of Cape Cod. The town is made up of five distinct villages and features scenic historic districts that link back to the whaling days. Dennis combines its traditional New England heritage with modern-day conveniences, and has much to offer visitors including 16 inviting beaches, recreational trails, and well-developed business districts.
Dennis is home to many stunning beaches, including Mayflower Beach, Corporation Beach, and Howes St Beach. There are also many historical points of interest, such as Jericho House and Barn Museum, Scargo Tower, and the Cape Cod Museum of Art. For those with an affinity for the arts, Scargo Stoneware Pottery & Art Gallery sells many beautiful pieces, and the Cape Playhouse is home to various arts and theatrical performances. Other fun spots to visit include Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm, Swan Pond River for boating, Jericho House and Bar Museum, and Sea Dog Fishing Team and Charter Tours for a day out on the water.
Dennis is conveniently located near other towns and coastal communities, just a few minutes’ drive away from towns including Yarmouth, Barnstable, Pleasant Lake, and Harwich. Slightly further away are the towns of Chatham, Orleans, and Eastham, while Martha’s Vineyard is a 30-minute flight by plane, or just over an hour by ferry and taxi. Dennis is just over two-and-a-half hours from Nantucket, which makes it an easily accessible destination for a quick day trip or a longer getaway.
Dennis is made up of five villages; East Dennis, West Dennis, South Dennis, Dennis Port and Dennis, and all of them have scenic historic districts, public parks, as well as their own individual libraries and post offices. South Dennis is located close to the geographic center of town and is also the starting point for the Cape Cod Rail Trail – a paved bikeway that runs 22 miles to Wellfleet. East Dennis and Dennis are located on the north-side of town, and Dennis Port and West Dennis are on the south-side. The north and south ends of Dennis offer coastal access, while the east and west border on neighboring towns. From spacious estates and homes with water views to smaller condominiums and townhomes, there are a variety of places you can choose from that will make your stay in Dennis more relaxing and pleasant.
To get around Dennis, many locals and visitors ride The Breeze, which is a local bus service offered by the regional transit authority. The main terminal for all buses is located at the Hyannis Transportation Center.
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