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
An English Garden B & B 32 Inman Rd. 508-398-2915 Dennisport 8 rooms and 2 sweets located 150 yards from the Beach with a full breakfast.
Badminton Cottages 8 Fairmount Rd (508) 596-7331 South Dennis  
Barnacle Motel 221 Main St. (Rte. 28) 508-394-8472 Dennis Only a mile from the West Dennis Sandy Beach
Beach House Inn 61 Uncle Stephens Rd. 508-398-4575 Dennis A Beach Front Favorite. B&B $$
Breezy Knoll Cottages 159 Main Street (508) 760-4524 West Dennis  
BriarCliffe Motel 203 Route 6A (508) 385-3464 Dennis  
By The Sea Guests 57 Chase Ave. 508-398-8685 Dennisport Enjoy the best in oceanfront vacationing on our private sandy beach or from our 100' wrap-around porch overlooking Nantucket Sound.
Cape Cod Travel Lodge 99 Main St. (Rte 28) 508-394-8870 West Dennis Fine Accommodations and Economical Rates, Vacation in a Quiet Setting Nearby Bass River
Captain Judah Paddock 1554 Route 6A 508-385-9959 Dennis No Description Available
Colonial Village Motel & Cottages 426 Lower County Rd. 508-398-2071 Dennis Port The charm of Cape Cod really shines through when you relax in one of our comfortable motor lodge rooms. Spacious kitchenette or deluxe 2 bedroom cottage.