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West Dennis Beach

One of the most popular beaches in Dennis, this part of Cape Cod is vast and has the perfect weather for a range of land-based and offshore activities. 

West Dennis Beach has all the features you would expect in an idyllic summer location, along with plenty of space and great winds. Bring your own kite or sailboard and take advantage of the breeze. Ski through aquamarine wakes. When you’re done frolicking in the warm water, come back inland for a picnic on the shore and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Participate in your favorite beach activities all day. West Dennis Beach is great for windsurfing, body surfing or vigorous swimming because it doesn’t have a significantly low tide. Stay here all day or switch to this beach once other beaches begin experiencing low tide.

You’ll generally find gentle waters at West Dennis Beach. Send your children off to explore the warm, clear waters at the shoreline or let them have fun at the on-site playground. Snorkel through the light blue waters and enjoy the warmth of the sun on your back.

Crowds at West Dennis Beach are rare. The scenic walk along the beach is a trail that locals prefer for reflective moments away from their normal routines. The white sands and empty skylines in this place extend for miles, providing a wonderful feeling of solitude. Enjoy your own walk toward the sunset at dusk or take a seat in the morning and watch as the sun rises slowly from behind the beach.

In addition to the usual range of activities you might find at the beach, West Dennis is also known for its great birding. Observe as a herring gull swoops down on a catch in the water. Be still and wait for an owl to land near you.

While you’re at West Dennis Beach, be sure to visit the Bass River Lighthouse, now known as the Lighthouse Inn. Located 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) east on the shore, this historic lighthouse is an essential part of any visit to Cape Cod. Stay in nearby accommodations for an extended visit to explore this wonderful section of the Massachusetts shoreline.


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Lodging Near West Dennis Beach

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Blue Water Resort on the Ocean

Blue Water Resort on the Ocean

291 S Shore Dr, South Yarmouth
3.9
of 5, from 178 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Blue Water Resort on the Ocean sits on a tranquil private stretch of beach on Nantucket Sound, a 30-minute drive from Boston Logan International Airport. Guests can reach Hyannis village with its shops, restaurants, island ferries, and John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, in 15 minutes by car.

$99
The Ocean Club on Smuggler's Beach

The Ocean Club on Smuggler's Beach

329 S Shore Dr, South Yarmouth
4.3
of 5, from 244 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Yarmouth condo is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bass River Sports World, Pirate's Cove Mini Golf, and ZooQuarium. Bass River Golf Course and Cultural Center of Cape Cod are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Riviera Beach Resort

Riviera Beach Resort

327 South Shore Drive, South Yarmouth
4.0
of 5, from 192 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Overlooking Nantucket Sound on the Cape Cod peninsula, beachfront Riviera Beach Resort is conveniently located a 10-minute drive from the Mid-Cape Highway. There are watersports next door, including banana boat rides and boogie boards, and golf a 9-minute drive away at Blue Rock Golf Course.

The Boat House on The Bass River

The Boat House on The Bass River

7 Captain Keavy Way, West Dennis
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in West Dennis, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bass River Lighthouse, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, and West Dennis Beach. Swan Pond River and Bass River Golf Course are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$842
Cape Cod/West Dennis Travelodge

Cape Cod/West Dennis Travelodge

99 Main St, West Dennis
3.4
of 5, from 160 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Bass River Golf Course, and Bass River Lighthouse. West Dennis Beach and Swan Pond River are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Cape COD House for Rent

Cape COD House for Rent

52 Santucket Rd, Dennis
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in West Dennis, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bass River Lighthouse and West Dennis Beach. Cultural Center of Cape Cod and Swan Pond River are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$146
All Seasons Resort

All Seasons Resort

1199 Route 28, South Yarmouth
4.1
of 5, from 91 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Yarmouth, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Bass River Sports World, and Bass River Golf Course. Werner Schmidt Observatory and Pirate's Cove Mini Golf are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$88
Ambassador Inn & Suites

Ambassador Inn & Suites

1314 Route 28, South Yarmouth
3.7
of 5, from 213 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly South Yarmouth hotel is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of Cultural Center of Cape Cod and Bass River Golf Course. Bass River Sports World and Bass River Lighthouse are also within 2 mi (3 km).