Welcome to Barnstable
Barnstable's villages include Hyannis, the Cape's commercial and transportation hub on the sound (which has a pocket known as Hyannisport, famous for the Kennedy compound). Hyannis is bordered on the west by Centerville, Osterville and Cotuit; these run along the sound, on the Cape's south side, where you can find pretty beaches and big estates. Barnstable village and West Barnstable are on the bay side of the Cape (along MA 6A) and offer fewer attractions than their oceanside sister villages. Marstons Mills is more or less between MA 28 and MA 6A.