Bass River Cape Cod Sunset

Sunset Over Bass River, Yarmouth, MA

YARMOUTH BEACHES: Like Dennis, its neighbor to the east, the Town of Yarmouth reaches across the peninsula from Cape Cod Bay southward to Vineyard Sound. The northern boundary is edged with picturesque tidal salt marsh; on the south side, sandy beaches stretch for miles. Enjoy a quiet walk along the boardwalk at Bass Hole, the hustle and bustle along the shore of Nantucket Sound, or watch boats ply in and out of Bass River. A proven location for generations of beach lovers, Yarmouth has earned its reputation as a seaside vacation destination.

For information on Yarmouth beachfront homes or property with deeded rights to a private or association beach, contact a Steele Associates real estate agent.

Yarmouth Southside Salt Water Beaches Yarmouth Fresh Water Beaches
Smugglers Beach Flax Pond Recreation Area
Parker’s River Beach Long Pond
Sea View Beach Sandy Pond Recreation Area
South Middle Beach Dennis Pond
Windmill Beach
Bay View Beach Located on Bass River
Colonial Acres Beach Wilbur Park
Englewood Beach
Seagull Beach On Cape Cod Bay
Gray’s Beach (Bass Hole)

Click here for more info on the beautiful beaches in Yarmouth: beach parking, beach stickers, beach rules & regulations or phone Yarmouth Town Hall at (508) 398-2231

BOATING in YARMOUTH: With four town-maintained marinas, Yarmouth offers a wide array of options for boaters. Slip and mooring fees vary by location and boat size; waiting lists are common. For more information on municipal marinas in Yarmouth at Bass Hole, Englewood Beach, Colonial Acres or Packet Landing contact the Waterways Section of the Yarmouth Division of Natural Resources at (508) 760-4800. For private marine services, contact Ship Shops, a full service marina on Bass River (508-398-2256) or Skippy’s in South Yarmouth (508-398-9556).

RECREATION & CONSERVATION AREAS: Yarmouth enjoys an enviable geographical position in the Mid-Cape area that allows easy access to all of Cape Cod’s amenities. Within the town’s own borders, residents and visitors will find many alternatives to a day at the beach. If we’ve missed your favorite local spot, we’d be happy to add it to our list.

    Crab Creek Conservation Area

    North Dennis Road in Yarmouthport

    Walk the 500-foot trail that winds along Crab Creek connecting Mill Creek to Follins Pond. Try your hand at crabbing for the Blue Crab for which the area is named. Be sure to check Yarmouth Conservation Commission current stipulations with regard to size limit and other regulations.

    Bray Farm

    Bray Farm Road off Route 6A, Yarmouth Port

    Few pastoral scenes as lovely as Bray Farm are still found on Cape Cod. This collaboration between the non-profit Taylor-Bray Farm Preservation Association and the Yarmouth Historical Commission is a work in progress and represents a long-lost life style on the once agricultural-rich north side of the Cape. The farm dates to the early 17th century and today enjoys a picnic area, walking trails, views of the salt marsh it abuts, and even a flock of sheep often seen grazing in the pasture. Tours of the buildings are not yet available, but keep an eye out for special events such as the sheep herding trails held several times a year. Call the Yarmouth Historical Commission at (508) 398-2231 X 362 for more details.

    Captain Bangs Hallett House Museum

    On Strawberry Lane Common, off Route 6A, Yarmouthport

    History buffs will enjoy a tour off this authentic sea captain’s home, circa 1840. Furnished in keeping with its origins, you’ll step back in time on a tour with one of the knowledgeable docents who will regale you with stories of seafaring adventures and life in the 19th century. Seasonal hours.

    Love antique homes? Browse available properties along historic Route 6A.

    The Edward Gorey House

    8 Strawberry Lane Yarmouth Port, MA 02675 (508) 362-3909

    Celebrating the life of Edward Gorey: artist, illustrator, animator, set and costume designer, and lover of animals. Rotating exhibits showcase the whimsical, off-beat body of work that is Gorey’s legacy. Open seasonally.


    Route 28 South Yarmouth (508) 775-8883

    Petting zoo, hands-on tidal pool exhibit, wildlife rehabilitation and outdoor live adventure programs. Special events; group rates available. Hours vary throughout the season.



GOLF: Yarmouth is host to two municipal golf courses.

    Bayberry Hills Golf Course (508) 394-5597

    Bayberry Hills is a 27-hole facility. The original 18-hole course is tree-lined with water in play. The additional nine holes, opened in 1999, is a true links course, wide open and windswept.

    Bass River Golf Course (508) 398 9079

    One of the Cape’s oldest golf courses, Bass River was redesigned by Donald Ross in 1914, making it a true classic with wide fairways and small, undulating greens. The water views of Bass River and ever-changing wind off the river make for an outstanding day of golf on Cape Cod.

    Privately owned golf courses in Yarmouth:

    The Club at Yarmouthport (508) 362-8870

    An interesting executive layout, The Club at Yarmouthport is a private club, open to the public on a limited basis.

    Blue Rock Golf Resort (508) 398-9295

    A lively par-3, Blue Rock is a delight to play, boasting some of the best greens on Cape Cod. You’ll enjoy superb conditions and be surprised at the elevation changes. Accommodations are available at this resort course; golf academy in season.


    Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School (508) 398-7630
    Nathaniel H. Wixon Middle School (508) 398-7695
    Mattacheese Middle School (508) 778-7979
    Station Avenue Elementary School (508) 760-5600
    Marguerite E. Small Elementary School (508) 778-7975
    Laurence C. MacArthur Elementary School (509) 398-7686
    Ezra Baker Elementary School (508) 398-7690

The Massachusetts’ Inter-District School Choice Program offers further educational options (district participation varies; district info available here); students may also investigate the variety of charter and private schools in the area.

THE VILLAGES of YARMOUTH: Yarmouth is the second oldest town on Cape Cod. Wedged between Dennis on the east and Barnstable to the west, the town incorporates the historic, tree-lined Route 6A area on the north side and a vibrant commercial district and bustling beach area to the south. Whether you’re shopping for souvenirs or antiques, want an after-beach snack or a full dining experience, there’s something for everyone in Yarmouth.





    South Yarmouth Library (508) 760-4820 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth


    Bass River Community Baptist 84 Old Main St. 394-4904
    Evangelical Baptist Church Rte 28 at Pond St 398-3531
    1st Congregational of Yarmouthport Route 6A 362-6977
    First Lutheran Church 1663 Route 6A, Yarmouthport 362-3161
    New Testament Baptist 491 Higgins Crowell Road 771-3276
    Our Lady of the Highway Route 28 398-6623
    Quaker Meeting House 58 North Main St. 896-7570
    Sacred Heart Church Summer St., Yarmouthport 775-0818
    St. David’s Episcopal 205 Old Main St. 394-4222
    St. Pius X Church Station Avenue 398-6623
    United Methodist Church 322 Main St 398-9482
    West Yarmouth Congregational Route 28 775-0891