Yarmouth Port, MA

Travel Guide
Hyannis showing a house and a garden
The northern half of Yarmouth is one of the town’s most appealing neighborhoods, combining stunning nature reserves with historical sights and attractions for a range of ages.

Prepare to be charmed by Yarmouth Port, a district of Yarmouth with an array of old-world houses, antique stores and coastal escapes. This friendly, attractive neighborhood has a distinctive New England aesthetic defined by shaded roads and Greek-revival buildings. It also offers access to the warm waters and varied wildlife of Cape Cod Bay.

Yarmouth Port is the focal point of the town’s history. Find buildings such as the Taylor-Bray Farm, dating back to the first colonial settlement here in 1639. Europeans settled in the area upon realizing Cape Cod’s strategic importance.

Explore the Captain’s Mile, a 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) stretch of road lined with elegant buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Look for the homes posting a schooner plaque, which indicates that the building was once owned by a sea captain. The Historical Society of Yarmouth offers walking tours along this scenic street.

The buildings on Captain’s Mile are private today. However, turn off the road to find Captain Bangs Hallet House, which was built in 1840. Join a guided tour around this historic home. Nearby, the Winslow-Crocker House displays antiques in an atmospheric setting.

Step into the Edward Gorey House to appreciate the works of a famous illustrator, animator and set designer. Gorey illustrated books by Lewis Carroll and H.G. Wells in a haunting, gothic style.

Splash about in the tranquil waters of Cape Cod Bay. Chapin Beach has soft sand and shallow, still water, making it appealing for younger visitors. Bring your binoculars to the boardwalk at Gray’s Beach, a popular place for wildlife spotting. Watch the waters to look for a rare right whale and gaze upward to see ospreys.

Yarmouth Port is a popular Cape Cod destination. Avoid peak crowds by visiting in May, June, September or October. Enjoy warm weather and peaceful beaches in these quieter seasons. Drive for about 80 minutes from Boston Logan International Airport to reach the historic homes and idyllic coastline of this delightful neighborhood.

The Village Inn Cape Cod
The Village Inn Cape Cod
3.5 out of 5
92 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port, MA, 02675
The price is $239 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this 3.5-star B&B in Yarmouth Port. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (155 reviews)
"We had a fantastic time here. Recommended!"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

The Village Inn Cape Cod
Chapter House
Chapter House
3.5 out of 5
277 Main Street Route 6A, Yarmouth Port, MA, 02675
Stay at this 3.5-star historic inn in Yarmouth Port. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and onsite spa services. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (80 reviews)
"The staff are excellent and the bar is fun to sit and chat with other guests and staff"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Chapter House
The Inn at Yarmouth Port
The Inn at Yarmouth Port
4 out of 5
168 Main Street, Route 6A, Yarmouth Port, MA, 02675
The price is $289 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 4-star B&B in Yarmouth Port. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (94 reviews)
"The Inn Keepers were wonderful and made us feel welcome. The location is great of seeing the Cape as you can easily get to ferries, shopping, beaches and Route 6. We had a great stay and really enjoyed our breakfast. We will stay again when visiting the Cape."

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

The Inn at Yarmouth Port
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Cape Winds Resort by VRI Americas
Cape Winds Resort by VRI Americas
3.5 out of 5
657 W Main Street, Hyannis, MA, 02601
The price is $278 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Stay at this 3.5-star condo in Hyannis. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Hyannis Harbor and Barnstable Performing Arts ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (317 reviews)
"We have stayed here several times and have always been pleased. Convenient location, adequate space- everything you need from staying in a house but the ease of a motel. My only critique is that if you stay on the first floor you can hear upstairs movement pretty clearly."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Cape Winds Resort by VRI Americas
The Club at New Seabury
The Club at New Seabury
3.5 out of 5
95 Shore Drive West, Mashpee, MA, 02649
The price is $551 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Stay at this 3.5-star beach condo in Mashpee. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (219 reviews)
"Disappointed that pool and Inn were not open the week after Memorial Day."

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

The Club at New Seabury
Holly Tree Resort by VRI Americas
Holly Tree Resort by VRI Americas
3 out of 5
412 Main St, Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA, 02673
The price is $289 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 2
Stay at this 3-star condo in West Yarmouth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (218 reviews)
"Beautiful suite, very clean very comfortable. Wonderful reception at front desk. Would stay again, nice amenities!"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Holly Tree Resort by VRI Americas
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