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.
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.
|Pelham House Resort Motel||14 Sea St.||508-398-6076||Dennis Port||32 ocean view with balcony on Nantucket sound with private beach. Tennis, putting green, fitness area along with Full Breakfast Year round. Saltwater Swimming Pool.|
|Pilgrim's Haven Cottages||11 Pine Street||(508) 394-0664||Dennisport|
|Pine Cove Inn||5 Old Main St.||508-760-6690||West Dennis||1860's colonial inn|
|Scargo Manor Bed and Breakfast||909 Main St (Rt. 6A)||508-694-3673||Dennis||Trip Advisor 5 Stars (!) Victorian charm. Beautiful setting directly on Scargo Lake.|
|Sea Shell Motel||45 Chase Ave.||508-398-8965||Dennisport||a motel. ocean front|
|Sesuit Harbor House & Motel||1421 Main Street||508-385-3326||East Dennis||Located on historic Route 6A in East Dennis, offering all the charm and tranquility that you expect from a Cape Cod vacation. Our extensive and beautifully landscaped grounds include a variety of accommodations in three buildings, each with its own personality and an abundance of amenities providing all the comforts of home. The focal point of our facility is the large sun-bathed heated pool.|
|Skipper Motel||183 Captain Chase Rd.||508-398-3952||Dennisport|
|Soundings Seaside Resort||59 Chase Ave.||508-394-6561||Dennisport||A lovely outdoor pool overlooks 360 feet of sparkling private beach.|
|The Anchorage||122 South Shore Dr.||508-398-8265||Dennis||Opposite a clean sand beach, spacious combination living room-bedrooms offer fresh flowers & the choice of a king or twin bed. All rooms have WiFi, satellite TV, shower equipped bath & private entrance. Complimentary homemade continental breakfast. Spacious lawn, short walk to bars & restaurants.|
|The Breakers Resort||61 Chase Ave.||508-398-6905||Dennisport||Ocean view, associated with the Edgewater Hotel, a timeshare property|