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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 Conservation Area 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
Subway of South Dennis 47 Route 134 508-394-1131 South Dennis  
Summer Shanty 140 Route 28 508-394-0400 West Dennis Trip Advisor 4 Stars Dine on the water overlooking Bass River Marina, beautiful setting. Specials American, Bar, Seafood, Soups.
Summer Stock 36 Hope Lane 508.385.8300 Dennis  
Sun On Restaurant 470 Route 134 508-394-5404 Dennis No Description Available
Sundae School Ice Cream 381 Lower County Rd. 508-394-9122 Dennis Trip Advisor 4.5 Stars, Certificate of Excellence. Recently voted #5 in the country by USA Today poll. A Cape institution. Very popular in summer. Seasonal. Opens in April.
Sundancer's 116 Main St. 508-394-1600 Dennis No Description Available
Swan River Seafood Restaurant 5 Lower County Rd. 508-394-4466 Dennis No Description Available
The Dog House 189 Lower County Road 508-398-7774 Dennisport  Trip Advisor 4.5 Stars. Locals say best hot dogs on the cape. Also fish tacos now on the menu, sandwiches, great lemonade. A favorite with locals on the way to the beach.
The Oyster Company 202 Depot Street 508-398-4600 Dennisport Trip Advisor 5 Stars - Certificate of Excellence. American, Seafood, gluten-free options.
The Red Cottage 36 Old Bass River Rd. 508-394-2923 Dennis Trip Advisor 4.5 Stars Certificate of Excellence $$ - $$$
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