Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Yarmouth

Captains' Mile

Nearly 50 historic sea captains' homes are lined up along MA 6A (the Old King's Hwy) in Yarmouth Port, on a 1.5-mile stretch known as the Captains' Mile. Most of them are family homes these days (or genteel B&Bs…
Beach in Yarmouth

Gray's Beach

Gray's Beach, also known as Bass Hole, is no prize for swimming, but a terrific 0.25-mile-long boardwalk extends over a tidal marsh and creek, offering a unique vantage for viewing all sorts of sea life. It's also a…
Beach in Yarmouth

Seagull Beach

Long and wide Seagull Beach, off South Sea Ave from MA 28, is the town's best south-side beach. The scenic approach to the beach runs alongside a tidal river that provides a habitat for osprey and shorebirds; bring …
Museum in Yarmouth

Edward Gorey House

Near the post office on MA 6A sits the former home of the brilliant and somewhat twisted author and graphic artist Edward Gorey. He illustrated the books of Lewis Carroll, HG Wells and John Updike but is most widely…
Historic Building in Yarmouth

Captain Bangs Hallett House

The Historical Society of Old Yarmouth maintains this 1840 Greek Revival house, once home to a prosperous sea captain who made his fortune sailing to China and India. Access is by guided tour, which details the peri…
Observatory in Yarmouth

Werner Schmidt Observatory

Cape Cod Astronomical Society welcomes visitors to weekly summer 'star parties' at its observatory, behind the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School. Peer into the heavens through the observatory's telescope and smal…