Three villages make up the 17 square mile town of Yarmouth: West Yarmouth, Yarmouthport, and South Yarmouth. Each village has a distinctive character formed by over 350 years of history. A community shaped by its seaside heritage, Yarmouth has retained much of historic charm while integrating the present into its surroundings. To gain a true perspective of our town you must stray from the major roadways of Route 6 and 28 that traverse from Hyannis to the West and Dennis to the East. Yarmouth is the second oldest town on Cape Cod, and it is filled with historic charm.
On the north shore is Yarmouthport, arguably the most preserved part of town. The main road in Yarmouthport 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 breakfasts. 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. In the summer months, ride Yarmouth’s Easy Shuttle along Route 28 to public beaches, downtown Hyannis, local shops and dining establishments. West Yarmouth offers any family or individual traveler a number of exciting things to see and do.
The South Yarmouth/Bass River village blends the past and present. You will find ocean front resorts, cottages for rent, bed & breakfasts, a driving range, two 18-hole golf courses, 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, you will find hidden treasures of history blended with the family fun that gives Yarmouth its unique charm. Don’t forget to stop by our visitor information center for more detailed information on each of our villages and Cape Cod.