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Luxury Waterfront Cape Cod Retreat
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15 Chase Ave- Oceanfront four bedroom home
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Ferncliff 39- Clean cute cottage .3 miles to beach
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9 Beaten Rd- Only .4 miles to Haigis Beach!
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Lockwood 26- 3 bedroom private pool
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Arrowhead 12- 3 bedroom home, mile to the beach
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Dennis Port, Massachusetts

Dennis Port is one of five villages that comprise the town of Dennis in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. For years, Cape Cod has been a place where America's wealthy come to relax during the summer months. The Cape's perfect beaches and the warm waters of Nantucket Sound and Cape Cod Bay provide desirable conditions for sunbathing, fishing, whale watching, surfing, and other activities.

Facts

3,612 (2000 U.S. Census)
Dial 911 for all emergencies
Most of the theaters, stores and restaurants are open between 8h-20h approximately.
Dennis Chamber of Commerce
238 Swan River Road, West Dennis
+1 508 398 3568

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
5 Patti Page Way, Centerville, MA
+1 508 362 3225

Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
10 Park Plaza, Suite 4510, Boston, MA
+1 617 973 8500

The City

Dennis Port is located an hour and a half from the Massachusetts capital of Boston and is centrally-located in Cape Cod. This little village within the town of Dennis lies along Nantucket Sound, a short ferry ride from the islands of Martha's Vineyards and Nantucket. The town of Dennis is considered part of the “Mid Cape” region along with Barnstable, the Cape's largest town that also gives the name to the county where Cape Cod is located. In itself, Dennis is home to 18 beaches, which are known as some of the best in the USA.

The town was first founded in 1639 as part of the town of Yarmouth, until It separated from the latter in 1793. Historically, Dennis has been a seafaring town, with commerce centered around Shiverick Shipyard, which is now marked by a plaque at the historic site. The maritime tradition continues in the Cape, and the waters are filled with fishing and private vessels throughout the year.

Also notable in the area are the stately mansions, since many of them had been historic captains' homes. Some of these mansions are still inhabited today, while others have been remodeled and converted into bed and breakfasts–a perfect choice of lodgings for this history enthusiast. Rich in history, yet still filled with modern delights and facilities, Dennis Port is really a destination that everyone would appreciate: it is quickly apparent why tourists have flocked to the Cape for decades and made it a primary vacation spot.

Do & See

The beaches of the Cape Cod region have been touted as some of the best you can find anywhere in the world. Dennis Port's beaches are located on Nantucket Sound, where the warm ocean waters call to swimmers, boaters, and surfers alike. It is also an area that has been known for its artistic community throughout history. In addition to small art galleries interspersed throughout the Cape, visitors will find exhibits and theatrical offerings in Dennis at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts, which houses the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Cape Cinema and the historic Cape Playhouse.
Jak'l Sport Fishing Tours
Fishing and lobstering day trips are available for the entire family. Try to catch some Bluefish or Striped Bass or just relax and enjoy the sunset over Cape Code Bay. Shark and tuna trips are available from August to September. In other words: come along and have and authentic sea experience!
Fritz Glass
Purchase one of a kind glassart pieces and amazing work of arts souvenirs. Watch the owner demonstrate his technique in glassblowing while learning a lot about the glassblowing process.
Sea Street Beach
Dennis has some of the most beautiful beaches in the region. Get spectacular ocean views at charming and cosy Sea Street Beach. The small beach is not overly crowded and there is a café close to it. An ideal beach for relaxing at the sunset, or just to stop by with kids after lunch.
Cape Cod Rail Trail
Formerly used for freight rail cars, the track was transformed into a bike trail. Biking or walking through forests, fields, marshes and cranberry bogs all the way to Wellfleet should not be missed when in Dennis Port. Information on tracks and routes as well as bike rentals can be found on the site shown below.



Dennis Chamber of Commerce
242 Swan River Road | West Dennis, MA
+1 508-398-3568
http://www.dennischamber.com/
info@dennischamber.com
Jericho Historical Center
Located in old town of West Dennis, Jericho Historical Center features historical buildings that served as home to the early inhabitants of the town. Captain Theophilus Baker’s house, built in 1801 and occupied by the Baker family in 1855, exhibits original furnishings, textiles, paintings and keepsakes, while Barn Museum offers insight into typical 19th century farm ambiance. Don't miss the cranberry exhibit, which displays the the 200-year-old story of this industry and the important role it played for Dennis since 1816.
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
Built in 1736, Josiah Dennis Manse is actually one of the oldest buildings in Massachusetts: it was the home of first minister Joisiah Dennis, the man whom the town was named after. Now it has been turned into a museum displaying artifacts of his early life, children’s room, spinning and weaving exhibit. The complex also includes the old 1745 school house on its grounds.
1867 Graded School House
Visit an original 1860s school room and peruse the tools used by local sea captains: 1867 Graded School House and Maritime Museum shares the same venue in West Dennis and will provide you insight into local history and culture.
West Dennis Light
Previously known as Bass River Lighthouse, the tower was built in 1853 atop a large keeper's house and represents one of the first examples of "Cape Cod style" lighthouses. Whit its range of 12 miles and a white light flash every 6 seconds, it has been operating constantly for almost half a century since it was constructed. Now is the venue of a seasonal hotel called At the Lighthouse Inn.
Indian Lands Conservation Area
Behind town Office, A coastal area of 25 acres of woodland and marshes hides a unique environment: every year during the winter months, the shores of Bass River are the typical destination of Nobscusset Indians, a native american community who continues to reside in this natural pearl since 1778. When winter comes, these people come along and built their wigwams along the shores of Bass River, where they use to relax until Spring arrives and brings Lady Slipper Orchid to the river´s meadows.
Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory
Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory is located just outside of Dennis, in the town of Barnstable. it´s not only one of the most important store of this chips brand, but also one of the area´top tourist destination, with over 250.00 visitors every year. See how this famous chips are and follow the whole production process step by step, form their farmer´s field to your table!
Dennis Pines Golf Course
Dennis Pines is the more difficult of the two golf courses in Dennis. However, with four sets of tees, it is a great stop for golfers of all skill levels.
Holiday Hill Miniature Golf
This 18-hole miniature golf course is located on the grounds of the Holiday Hill Motor Inn. It is one of many entertainment options available at the inn. There is also a game room and an ice cream shop located on the premises.
Cape Cod Museum of Art
The Cape Cod Museum of Art aims to make the works of regional, national, and international artists accessible to the public. It also hosts educational activities to support the arts in the community and permanent exhibitions dealing with some important 20th century american artists, such as Edwin Dickinson and R. H. Ives Gammell.
Bass River Cruises and Kayaks
If you´re travelling to Dennis port in Spring or Summer, don´t miss this fantastic experience: take a group tour with an experienced guide or rent a kayak to explore on your own. Either way, you will have the opportunity to take in the tranquility of the Bass River.
Dennis Parasail & Jet Ski
Dennis Parasail is able to accommodate large groups of people and offers parasailing for one, two or three people at a time. They also offer jet ski rentals. Come along and try this unique experience: fun is guaranteed for both adults and children!
Cape Cod Inflatable Water Park
Although it is a water park, you can expect to find more than just water rides here. Cape Cod Inflatable Water Park also offers dry rides in addition to an arcade room.
Cape Playhouse
First opened in 1927, this professional summer theater's shows have featured several well-known performers in the past, including Lana Turner, Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and Gregory Peck. Its legacy as a forerunner in the realm of live theater continues to this day.
Dennis Highlands Course
Since it opened in 1984, the Dennis Highlands course has been delighting players with its landscaping amid wildflowers, oaks, and pine trees. The par-71 course shares its acreage with a pro shop and clubhouse with its own restaurant.

Dining

Naturally, you will, and should, find seafood restaurants in abundance in a region completely surrounded with water like the Cape is. In fact, any restaurant that doesn't have a catch of the day probably isn't worth your time. Many restaurants have been family-owned for generations, passing down the recipes that put them on the map. Some restaurants are only open for the summer months so check a restaurant's hours if you are vacationing in the off-season.
Kream 'n Kone
Your menu doesn't need to be elaborate when you have quality food to fall back on. In addition to serving some of the freshest and best-prepared seafood around, Kream 'n Kone also has 24 flavors of soft serve ice cream.
South Street Depot
South Street Depot is well-known for its fresh seafood with oysters directly from the owner's own farm. Outstanding food and excellent service make this restaurant a great dining place.
Swan River Seafood Restaurant
Dine in a casual atmosphere with a beautiful view of the sunset over the inlet. Swan River serves freshly caught seafood platter at reasonable prices. in addition to the restaurant it is also possible to buy fresh fish from Swan River´s market section, located right on the banks of Swan River and Nantucket Sound.
The Ebb Tide Restaurant
For elegant white-tablecloth dining at affordable prices, this is the place to go. The Ebb Tide serves a wide range of seafood and meat dishes and Cape Cod specialties such as Fresh Chatham Cod, Lobster Fettuccine and Roasted Prime Rib.
Wooden Shoe
Wooden Shoe serves the best lobster rolls on the Cape in a casual, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit!
The Oyster Company Raw Bar & Grille
The Oyster Company's oysters are harvest fresh throughout the year from their own private beds and prepared a number of ways. The menu also consists of a variety of surf or turf options.
Ocean House Restaurant
Without a doubt, Ocean House is one of the most popular restaurants in the Cape Cod region. It combines classic elegance with an innovative fine dining menu combined and spectacular views.
The Dog House Restaurant
The hot dog-centered theme of this restaurant is apparent in the hot dog specialty dishes and sausages featured on the menu. These are joined by other American favorites like hamburgers, fish and chips, and chicken fingers.
Original Seafood Restaurant
Fear not dieters, this drive-in noted for its fried seafood also offers grilled and broiled seafood options. Along with seafood, you will also find other offerings on the menu, like hamburgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, and ice cream.
Clancy's
Clancy's is open year-round at its location overlooking Swan River. Its menu is a blend of steakhouse foods, like sandwiches, salads and, of course, steak and seafood.
Wee Packet Restaurant
The Wee Packet has become such an attraction on Cape Cod over the past several decades that they've decided to open their own gift shop. They have a full bar on site and breakfast and lunch menus featuring tried and true favorites like omelettes, pancakes, burgers, sandwiches, salads, seafood rolls, chicken fingers, and much more.
Dennisport House of Pizza
Dennis Port locals will direct you to the House of Pizza. Not only do they serve amazing pizza, but subs, salads, and pastas as well.
Red Cottage Restaurant
The Red Cottage Restaurant has been around since 1951 an still has that old-time diner look and feel to it. You can even order a whole pie or quiche to eat at home.
Paradise Pizza
Paradise Pizza is more than a regular pizza joint. They also serve hearty Italian pasta dishes and lighter sandwiches, salads and wraps, and signature desserts like their homemade cannolis and chocolate brownie pudding.

Cafés

There are local bakeries that fill the air with the enticing fragrances of fresh-baked breads and pastries. If you do a bit of searching, you can find quaint little out-of-the-way diners that serve hearty breakfasts. For something familiar, you can find a Dunkin' Donuts, which has several locations throughout the Northeast.
Woolfie's Bakery
Breakfast sandwiches, muffins and other fresh bakery items are served here seasonally. They also offer local delivery.
Aunties' Ice Cream Parlor
Get delicious ice cream and sundaes at this old school ice cream shop. The adorable vintage theme and excellent service make it popular with both tourists and locals.
Sundae School Ice Cream
Sundae School Ice Cream is a nice family destination after a day in the sun and a must stop for ice cream lovers. Enjoy huge portions of homemade ice cream in a host of different flavors in the garden area.
Buckies Biscotti
Buckies Biscotti sells an array of baked goods. They also serve a menu that consists of light fare, including sandwiches, wraps and soups for breakfast and lunch.
Dunkin' Donuts
This national chain of donuts shops also serves delicious coffees and sandwiches. There menu is always changing with new items being introduced regularly.
Seven Seas
Open for the summer season, Seven Seas serves up delicious breakfast favorites, such as fluffy pancakes, savory eggs benedict, and hearty omelettes. If you miss breakfast, stop in for one of their classic lunches like burgers and fries and salads.
The Breakfast Room
Obviously, The Breakfast Room serves breakfast, but they also serve lunch daily every spring and summer, beginning in March and ending in. They have new specials daily, some of which feature the abundant local seafood like crab cake or lobster eggs benedict.

Bars & Nightlife

Socializing is a popular pastime for Cape Cod vacationers. Rub elbows with the rich and famous at one of the oceanfront resorts or golf club bars or mingle with the locals at any number of homey bars in town. Whether you desire a casual, laid-back atmosphere or a more elegant establishment, you will find something to suit your tastes here.
Longfellow's Pub
If you need a break from seafood, just step over to Longfellow's pub, where you will find a great selection of choice cut steaks, not to mention a fully-stocked bar. They serve lunch and dinner daily as well as brunch on Sunday.
The Improper Bostonian
Not only a great place to grab a drink, particularly a local craft brew, the Improper Bostonian is a great place to catch a live band or DJ if you're a music lover. The Improper Bostonian tends to cater to the younger crowd.
The Black Cat Tavern
A piano lounge with live entertainment four nights a week is a major draw for the Black Cat Tavern. In addition to its coveted spot in the Cape Cod night scene, it also serves lunch and dinner menus.
Shipwreck Lounge
Located at the Brass Key Guesthouse in Provincetown, the Shipwreck Lounge is a luxurious getaway geared toward gay travelers. This classy and sophisticated bar isn't stuffy but, rather, has an cozy, relaxed feel.
Harvest Gallery Wine Bar
Enjoy live music and happy hour every night of the week at Harvest Gallery Wine Bar. Harvest Gallery is part bar, part gallery and part entertainment venue.
Red Face Jack's
This sports pub provides a family-friendly atmosphere for dining and watching the game, no matter what your favorite sport. Their menu is a blend of traditional pub favorites, like onion rings, wings, nachos, burgers, fries, salads, soups, sandwiches and more.
Spanky's Clam Shack & Seaside Saloon
Spanky's has received several accolades from Cape Cod Life Magazine's readers. Offering indoor and outdoor dining with varied menus for lunch and dinner and a full bar, Spanky's sits right on the water on Hyannis Harbor.
Joe's Beach Road Bar & Grille
The Barley Neck Inn's unique casual dining spot is also a popular local nightspot with live entertainment. Don´t miss their upcoming live music events!
Captain Parker's Pub
During the day, Captain Parker's is a family-friendly restaurant with famous clam chowder. However, the bar stays open until 1h, and the drinks keep coming until closing time.
Lost Dog Pub
The Lost Dog Pub has become a favorite regular hangout for locals and visitors to Cape Cod. A diverse menu includes pizza, wings, sandwiches, soups and salads, and even a raw bar. They also feature live music on most weekends.

Shopping

As in every major tourist location, you will find several shops selling souvenirs mixed among the small specialty shops and boutiques. Clothing stores open seasonally to sell swimwear and resort wear. Cape Cod has also become known as a great place to shop for antiques and local art.
Fritz Glass
Purchase one of a kind glassart pieces and amazing work of arts souvenirs. Watch the owner demonstrate his technique in glassblowing while learning a lot about the glassblowing process.
Shawl Boutique and Consignment
Shawl Boutique and Consignemnt is owned and operated by a mother-daughter team. It is part boutique and part consignment shop, that allows shoppers to find great deals on quality clothing and accessories in a happy environment.
Dennis Port Antique Center
Main Street Antique Center is a provider of high quality antiques and collectibles. This is a great place to find antique dolls, tableware and even colored glass.
Fire Bell
Jack Cuneo and his wife Sonja opened the Fire Bell after Cuneo retired from a decades-long career with the Tewksbury, MA fire department. This personal and unique shop sells memorabilia and collectibles related to the emergency services professions.
Dennis Port Natural Market
In addition to being the Cape's largest provider of organic and non-allergenic foods, Dennis Port Natural Market is home to a fresh juice and smoothie bar. They also offer a variety of other products to help you embrace a healthy lifestyle, including dietary supplements, cookbooks, cosmetics, and more.
Shift: Conscious Clothing
Shift sells clothing to the eco-conscious consumer. Including designs for women, they also sell baby and men's clothing as well as beauty products and more.
LaBelle's General Store
The Dennis Port General Store is a surprisingly fun place to shop for gifts from your visit to Cape Cod, whether it be epicurean, household or other. They have an assortment of souvenirs you won't be able to find anywhere else.
Ross Coppelman, Goldsmith, Inc.
For several decades, people have been coming to Ross Coppelman for its handcrafted jewelry. Find one-of-a-kind pieces carefully made using quality silver, gold, and gemstones.
Books by the Sea
This locally-owned bookshop is dedicated to promoting the local authors and artists who bring a creative light to the Cape Cod region and hosts regular events showcasing their work.
Gift Shop at Ebb Tide
The Gift Shop at Ebb Tide sells unique gifts to remind you of your trip to Cape Cod. Some of the products they offer include jewelry made by Cape Cod Jewelry Company as well as other locally-crafted products.
American Point of View
American Point of View was formerly Jewelry Inspirations Gallery. The name change better reflects their inventory of works from local artists, which includes much more than jewelry.

Tourist Information

Airport
Logan International Airport is the closest major commercial airport to Dennis Port. Cape Air operates regular flights between Logan International Airport and Barnstable Municipal Airport. For flights go to www.capeair.com
Passport/Visa
Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.
Best Time to Visit
Due to its position on Cape Cod, weather in Dennis Port is highly influenced by the presence of the Atlantic Ocean, which brings a considerable percentage of humidity and windy days throughout the year. The majority of tourists visit the town during the summer, when the warmest temperatures and the lowest probability of precipitation make this location perfect for beachcombers. However, if you are looking for lower accommodation prices or just want to avoid crowded beaches, It could be a good idea to visit Dennis Port in late Spring or early Autumn.
Public Transport
Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority provides bus services in the town of Dennis as well as Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet and Yarmouth.
Taxi
Town Taxi of Cape Cod, Inc.
+1 508 775 5555

Central Cape Taxi
+1 508 432 6800

Cape Cod Airport Transportation
+1 508-790-0222

Barnstable Taxi and Livery
+1 508-524-8818
Post
United States Postal Service
Pharmacy
Rite Aid, a major pharmacy chain, has a location in Dennis Port.
Telephone
Country code: +1
Area code: 508
Electricity
Outlets generate 110-volt charges and accept two-prong plugs. Adapters can be purchased at most major electronics and retail stores.

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