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Yarmouth

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Yarmouth is in Massachusetts on Cape Cod. It includes the villages of Bass River, South Yarmouth, West Yarmouth and Yarmouthport. It is a popular summer tourist destination.

Get in[edit]

Yarmouth is 20 to 25 minutes from the Sagamore Bridge in Bourne via Route 6.

Get around[edit]

Map of Yarmouth (Massachusetts)

See[edit]

  • ZooQuarium, 674 Route 28, West Yarmouth, +1 508 775-8883. July to early Sept daily 9:30AM-6PM; mid-Feb to June; mid-Sept to Nov 9:30AM-5PM. $9.50 adults, $7 children.
  • Bass Hole Boardwalk at Gray's Beach, end of Homer's Dock Road (off Rt. 6a). Most people can't say the name with a straight face! Nevertheless it is arguably the best place in Yarmouth to see a great sunset in the summer. The boardwalk stretches 868 feet into a salt marsh over the Bass River, so bring lots of bug spray.
  • Edward Gorey House, Strawberry Lane, Yarmouthport. Museum dedicated to Gashlycrumb Tinies author, artist, and local man Edward Gorey.
  • Taylor-Bray Farm.
  • Keveney Bridge Over Hallets Mill Pond, Water Street. Single lane bridge that is the subject of many local artists paintings and photographs. The bridge is located at the end of the "scenic loop" - 6A East, left onto Church Street (past Strawberry Lane) then left onto Thacher Shore Road. Bear right onto Water Street.
  • Historic Society of Old Yarmouth Sites.
  • HSOY Nature Trails, [1] [dead link] – The entrance to the nature trails is right off of Route 6A east. Kelley Chapel [dead link] is located on the trails.
  • [dead link] Baxter Grist Mill (Off of Route 28 East across from Baxter Avenue).
  • Judah Baker Windmill (At Windmill Beach on River Street).
  • [dead link] Captain Bangs Hallet House, 11 Strawberry Lane (Yarmouth Port). .
  • [dead link] Winslow Crocker House.

Beaches & Ponds, [dead link]" *(Most beaches require Town of Yarmouth Beach Pass from June to Labor Day. After Labor Day Parking is free but there are also no life guards on duty.)[2] [dead link]

  • Seagull Beach, Seagull Beach Road (Route 28 to South Sea Lane), Yarmouth's largest and easiest to get to beaches on Nantucket Sound. It is divided into 2 sections Seagull Beach and Seagull Beach Extension. $15 (or town permit)
  • Parkers River Beach, South Shore Drive (Route 28 to Seaview Avenue), Small beach with a gazebo overlooking Nantucket Sound and swing set. $15 (or town permit)
  • Seaview Beach, South Shore Drive (Route 28 to Seaview Avenue) Small beach overlooking Nantucket Sound. $15 (or town permit)
  • Bass River Beach, South Shore Drive (Route 28 to Seaview Avenue) There is a boat ramp and a fishing pier at Veterans Memorial Park. $15 (or town permit)
  • South Middle Beach, South Shore Drive (Route 28 to Seaview Avenue) Residents only beach. $Town Permit only
  • Gray's Beach a.k.a Bass Hole Beach, Homers Dock Road (Route 6A to Centre Street) Small beach overlooking Barnstable Harbor & Sandy Neck. Also home of the Bass Hole Boardwalk. $15 (or town permit)
  • Windmill Beach, River Street (Route 28 to Old Main Street) Home of the Judah Baker Windmill [dead link] $Free (Limited parking, no life guards)
  • Colonial Acres Beach: Standish Way, off Route 28. $Free (Limited parking, no life guards)
  • Englewood Beach, Berry Avenue, off Route 28 $Free (Limited parking, no life guards)
  • Dennis Pond, Summer Street off of Route 6A (Limited permit parking, limited street parking permitted (see posted signs), Quiet pond overlooking Willow street. $Town permit for parking lot
  • Big Sandy Pond (a.k.a as simply Sandy Pond Park) Buck Island Road. Not to be confused with Little Sandy Pond which is further down Buck Island Road but has no access. Big Sandy Pond has playing fields and parking.
  • Long Pond, Indian Memorial Drive (Route 28 to North Main Street to Station Avenue) Quiet pond with a playground.
  • Flax Pond, North Main Street, off Route 28. Only open on to the public on weekends and after 3:30 PM on weekdays from July 1 to August 31. (During the summer closed for children's summer camp before 3:30 PM on weekdays.)

Do[edit]

Golf[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • Ann Sullivan Gallery, 1365 Rte. 28 (corner of Pleasant St), +1 508 394-3555. Original fine art. Oils, watercolors, and limited edition prints. Gallery is open seasonally or you can view and purchase art online year round.

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

  • Sandbaggers Pub, 7 Bunting Ln, West Yarmouth, +1 508 398-1826.
  • Captain Parkers Pub, 668 Main St, West Yarmouth, +1 508 771-4266.
  • Captaini Parkers. Great food. Large portions. Great prices. Prize winning clam chowder!!!

Sleep[edit]

Go next[edit]

Explore the rest of Cape Cod, or go to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard.

Routes through Yarmouth
New BedfordBarnstable  W US 6.svg E  DennisProvincetown
BourneBarnstable Village  W MA Route 6A.svg E  DennisEastham
WarehamHyannis  W MA Route 28.svg E  DennisEastham


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