Photo Credit: Paul Scharff


The town borders of Yarmouth, Massachusetts stretch the full width of Cape Cod, with shoreline on both Cape Cod Bay and Nantucket Sound.

To the north is the village of Yarmouthport, an attractive unspoiled area that is completely New England in feeling and runs along historic Route 6A. Sea captain’s homes (many of which are now B&Bs), antique shops, an 1889 pharmacy, the Cape’s oldest inn, an antiquarian bookstore and a sprawling village green line its main thoroughfare. West and South Yarmouth, along Route 28, are more commercially settled, with a surfeit of hotels, motels, souvenir shops, miniature golf courses, ice cream shops, and attractions (including an inflatable water park and pirate museum). Bass River, the longest tidal river on the eastern seaboard, is rimmed with antique homes and elegant waterfront estates.

Yarmouth is both old and new—and both contribute mightily to its appeal, making it the study in contrasts which it is. It would be difficult to visit Yarmouth Port for any period of time without venturing into West and South Yarmouth’s commercial centers for shopping, dining or entertainment. Likewise, visitors whose lodging is situated on the southern shore will naturally gravitate to the bayside out of curiosity.

Find more information on Yarmouth through the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce.