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Brewster is a historic old sea captains' town located on the bay side of Cape Cod. It is a charming old town, considered by many to be the most picturesque of Cape Cod towns. For many years in its early history, most of its citizens were seagoing mariners, and at one time in its history, Brewster was said to have more sailing masters in its population than any other town in the world.
No visit to this town is complete without a stop at the timeless Brewster General Store, a unique shop offering all manner of goods and a dose of nostalgia. Brewster's legendary Brewster in Bloom, held in April each year, draws crowds from all over New England to see the spectacular display of daffodils and tulips along historic Route 6A.
Brewster's Cape Cod Bay beaches are known for their low tides, during which you can walk for a mile or more without the water deterring your sojourn.
Dennis is the cultural and architectural center of Cape Cod. With its 11 public beaches, five villages, and literally hundreds of historic homes, Dennis is a beacon for vacationers and residents alike. No other Cape Cod town offers so much and yet has one of the lowest Cape Cod Real Estate tax rates in the State.
The Five Villages of Dennis, Massachusetts are located in the Mid-Cape region of Cape Cod and are easily accessible from the Mid-Cape Highway also known as US Route 6. The FIVE villages are: East Dennis, Dennis Village, West Dennis, Dennisport and South Dennis, all featuring scenic, historic districts hailing back to whaling days.
Sixteen of the Cape Cod’s best beaches lie on Nantucket Sound to the south, and Cape Cod Bay to the north. Numerous recreation trails offer healthful relaxation, and developed business districts throughout the villages provide ample goods and services.
Dennis hosts the world famous Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Cape Playhouse and Cape Cinema, and the perennial Cape Cod Baseball League powerhouse, Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox!
Dennis Port (or Dennisport) is another inviting corner of this sprawling town. Comprising a wonderful mix of cottage retreats and larger motels, this village is also home to many kinds of businesses geared toward visitors. In many ways, Dennisport evokes the quaint ambiance of an early-20th-century seasonal retreat. Dennisport is notably home to the Cape's destination for romantic and fine dining, the Ocean House Restaurant, located steps from Nantucket Sound.
Dennisport Beaches are destinations for both swimming and windsurfing, consisting of:
Sea Street Beach
Glendon Road Beach
Depot Street Beach
Inman Road Beach
Metcalfe Memorial Beach
Dennis Village, MA
Dennis Village is located on the north of Route 6A-side of the Town of Dennis - is the quintessence of Cape Cod living. With its quaint shops, top notch restaurants, a charming library, treasured ice cream shop, and a gazebo on the village green, it is a favorite among vacationers and residents alike.
Dennis Village comes alive during the summer months, with special events every week. The nation's oldest summer theater, the Cape Playhouse, is host to classic and contemporary, shows and shares a campus with The Cape Cod Museum of Art, which The New Yorker has called "one of our country's jewels"! The Village offers varied summer activities, with arts and craft shows, concerts on the village green, and Dennis Festival Days held in August.
as well as the two public beaches of fresh water Scargo Lake:
East Dennis, MA
Residing in East Dennis is the culmination of what it means to retreat. This village has enough character, history, and privacy to last a lifetime...and often has! Families who realize their dream of owning a home in East Dennis are hard pressed to leave, as these homes become legacies, with memories shared by multiple generations.
The village of East Dennis is home to two of the Northside's most coveted neighborhoods - Quivet Neck and Sesuit Neck, both seaside enclaves with lovely homes and fabulous beaches. Historic Sesuit Harbor is located here, as well as the ever-popular Sesuit Harbor Cafe, offering the perfect vantage point from which to view the constant parade of boats gliding in and out of the Harbor.
East Dennis beaches are among the Cape's most popular, and all share the advantage of being great for young children. The waves are tame and tidal sand bars provide hours of seaside fun.
South Dennis, MA
South Dennis is located, more or less, between Dennis Village on the Route 6A side, and West Dennis on the Route 28 side of the town. One of the benefits of owning a home or vacationing in this part of Dennis is that you are equidistant from the Bay side and Ocean side beaches.
Conveniently off of Route 6, South Dennis is a hub of public activity, with Patriot Square Plaza accommodating most shoppers' needs, and Entertainment Cinemas located next door for the can't-miss movies. South Dennis is also host to Devil's Purse Brewing Company, one of only two breweries on Cape. With these sites in town, rainy days never mean you have to stay at home.
West Dennis, MA
The village of West Dennis has become a popular family vacation destination. Located on glorious Nantucket Sound, the village is full of quaint shops and clam shacks, as well as opportunities to enjoy the outdoor amenities of the town. The Lighthouse Inn is quintessential old Cape Cod, and the 1801 Jericho Historical Center on Old Main St. with exhibits of antiques, glassware and historic costumes adds to its historic appeal.
West Dennis is home to the sprawling and welcoming West Dennis Beach, one of the largest beaches in the five villages of Dennis, over a mile of generous amounts of parking spaces - a rare commodity for public beaches.
Located at the elbow of Cape Cod, seven villages make up the Town of Harwich, a wonderful resort and agriculture community. These are the North Harwich, South Harwich, East Harwich, West Harwich, Harwich Center, Harwich Port and Pleasant Lake. Eleven miles of Nantucket Sound beaches abound in this town, as well as freshwater venues in the form of ponds and lakes. Glorious Wychmere Harbor, one of the most scenic harbors you'll ever experience, offers boating, fishing expeditions and sailing.
Harwich is home to the wonderful Harwich Junior Theatre, featuring Broadway-worthy performances by local and summer youth. The Harwich Cranberry Festival is held in mid-September and is a popular attraction for residents and visitors alike. The town is beloved for its idyllic New England setting and vibrant seasonal activities.
The town of Orleans is the beginning of what is known as the Lower Cape, and the last town before the arm of the Cape bends to the North. It is a beautiful town, treasured for both its conveniences in the form of shops and restaurants, and by lovers of nature for its spectacular beaches and bird sanctuaries.
The world-famous Nauset Beach begins in Orleans, offering ample waves for surfing and wide sandy beach stretching for nearly 10 miles. The warmer waters of Skaket Beach on the Bay side and adjacent Rock Harbor where the glowing sunsets are a favorite among vacationers and locals alike are captivating destinations.
One of the most central and sprawling towns on Cape Cod, Yarmouth is made up of three villages: West Yarmouth, Yarmouthport, and South Yarmouth. Each one of the villages has its own unique character, offering something for every taste and all filled with historic charm.
West Yarmouth is riddled with great beaches and restaurants, and is home to the historic Baxter Grist Mill. It features plenty of family-style attractions, like mini-golf and shopping, all of which are easily accessible.
The South Yarmouth/Bass River Village is a great blend of history and present day with many attractions to offer its residents and visitors, from its historic homes and churches, to its fishing and boating venues.
Yarmouthport is arguably the most charming of the town's villages, located along historic Route 6A on the north side of the Cape, boasting beautiful antique homes, as well as some privately set on any of the various bodies of water in town.
Historic Route 6A is the main road of the village of Yarmouthport, where the tree-lined streets offer a wonderful array of quaint shops, historic homes, and fine dining. The boardwalk at Greys Beach on Cape Cod Bay and the nature trails at the Kelley Chapel are a big draw for nature lovers. For fans of author/artist Edward Gorey, his homestead is located in this village and tours are offered on a regular basis in the summer months. Yarmouthport is also the home of the original Christmas Tree Shops!