From its beaches to its antique shops, the charm of Dennis is what draws many to visit and live in Cape Cod. This quaint New England village dates back to the late 1700s but is still just as delightful as it was generations ago.
If you want to explore the town, it’s likely you’ll end up in Historic Dennis. A trip along Route 6A presents the opportunity to explore some of the Cape’s best gift shops and antique shops. You’ll also find several options in dining, from family-style to fresh seafood.
A summer destination for generations, Dennis is also filled with tree-lined streets and a mix of 19th century homes and more modern, Cape Cod-style designs. Not to be outdone, Dennis is also home to the Cape Cod Center for the Arts, known to be one of the oldest such art centers in the nation. Whether you choose to take a stroll through the Cape Cod Museum of Art or take in some live entertainment at The Cape Playhouse, there’s plenty of fun to enjoy in Dennis.
If you’re seeking some fun in the sun and on the sand, you can always head to one of the area’s great beaches. Undeveloped Chapin Memorial Beach is a fun spot for kids to go wading or take in some wildlife.
Mayflower Beach in Dennis is popular with those of all ages, especially families. You’ll often find small waves and plenty of shallow pools to explore during low tide. When you’re ready to get out on the water, it’s easy to catch a fishing charter in Sesuit Harbor.
A trip to Dennis for some would not be complete either without hitting up one of the Cape’s best public golf courses. The Highlands is impressively laid out with an enjoyable practice range.
If you’re looking for an alternative, you can always hop on the Cape Cod Rail Trail. The popular trail leads right through Dennis and on through many other towns and villages in the region.