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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…
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…
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…
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 …
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…
Cafe in Yarmouth

Optimist Cafe

Set in an old sea captain's home painted a cheery yellow, this laid-back cafe offers breakfast fare of the waffles-and-eggs variety until closing. Starting at 11am you’ll find broader options, like chicken curry, fi…
Japanese in Yarmouth


Beloved of locals, this serene year-round restaurant has an impeccable pedigree for putting seafood to great use. Sushi and sashimi are fresh and delicate, but teriyaki and tempura are also first-class. Reservations…
Bakery in Yarmouth

Happy Fish Bakery

Follow your nose to the calorific French pastries, sticky buns and traditional loaves baked at this high-end bakery – and get in early or you may find favorites (like the almond croissant) sold out.