Dennis Information

 

The above photo is a part of the Boston Public Library’s Collection From “The Tichnor Brothers Collection” (ca. 1930-1945)

The quiet, beach oriented nature of Dennis perhaps derives from its namesake, the Reverend Josiah Dennis, pastor of Yarmouth’s East Parish. He would probably approve of the town’s lack of commercial development, its ten town beaches, and seven conservation areas. Rev. Dennis’ saltbox home, the Josiah Dennis Manse, is open to the public with rooms decorated in the style of the minister’s day. Further along Route 6A on Scargo Lake is Scargo Hill Tower built on the highest spot in the area at 160 feet above sea level. From the top of the 38-step tower, you can see from Barnstable Harbor to the west to Provincetown in the east. Also on Route 6A is the Cape Playhouse, converted in 1927 from an 1820 Unitarian Church. Basil Rathbone, Bette Davis, Gregory Peck, and Henry Fonda are among the famous actors who have graced the boards. Also on the grounds the Cape Museum of Fine Arts houses a collection 500 works by Cape-associated artists. Also nearby down Corporation Road is Dennis’ best known beach, Corporation Beach. Named for a packet landing owned by a corporation of townspeople, the white sand beach surrounded by low dunes is open to the public. Dennis’ hiking trails, all open to the public, include Crowes Pasture off South Street at the end of Quivet Cemetery in East Dennis and the 87 acre Fresh Pond Conservation Area off Route 134. 

 

Town Location

Southeastern Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. Bordered by Cape Cod Bay on the north, Brewster and Harwich on the east, Nantucket Sound on the south, and Yarmouth on the west. Dennis is 76 miles southeast of Boston and 260 miles from New York City. Town offices are located on Old Main street, P.O. Box 1419, South Dennis, MA 02660-1419. The Main number is 508-394-8300.

Name Address Telephone Town/Village Description
Scargo Lake & Tower     Dennis From the tower, all of the north shore of Cape Cod can be seen. The name Scargo comes from an Indian legend about a beautiful princess named Scargo and tells the story of how the lake was created
Sea View Chase Ave 508-398-0100 Dennis No Description Available
Seaduced Fishing Charters PO Box 391 508-394-6546 Dennisport Spend a day fishing with Captain Robbie Briggs who has been catching stripers and bluefish for over forty years
Sesuit Harbor Sesuit Neck Rd   Dennis Always filled with summer boat traffic, this harbor is home to several fishing charters leaving for daily excursions on Cape Cod Bay. It also boasts a full-service marina.
Shannon Sea Sportfishing Charters 357 Sesuit Neck Road (Sesuit Harbor) 774-353-6132 East Dennis Formally Magnanimous Sportfishing
Shark Shark Tuna 356 Airline Road 508.394.8662 East Dennis Cell: 774.212.0016
Shiverick Shipyard At Sesuit Harbor Nobscusset Road   Dennis Shiverick vessels were among the finest ships built in America’s Golden Age of Sail, and helped to establish this country’s reputation as a leader in world commerce. A scale model of the Shiverick Shipyard can be seen in the Maritime Room at the Josiah Dennis Manse Museum, Nobscusset Road, Dennis Village.
Susie J. Sportfishing Charters PO Box 433 617-417-5992 Dennis Children's mini trips as well as 4-5-6 hour trips aboard the Susie J. II in Cape Cod Bay.
Tony Kent Arena 8 South Gages Way 508-760-2400 South Dennis figure skating, hockey, year round