Dennis offers easy accessibility to all of Cape Cod and has beaches on both the North and South sides. Historic Dennis along Rte. 6A offers antiques and many of Cape Cod’s nicer gift shops. There is a diversity of dining in Dennis, with everything from family-style Ye Olde Seafood-type restaurants to upscale cuisine. Dennis also has some of the best public golf courses on the Cape, and several fishing charters in Sesuit Harbor. It’s an all-around versatile town for both first-time and experienced Cape Cod vacationers.
One of the few bi-coastal towns on the Cape, Dennis was incorporated in 1793. The town is named for the area’s first appointed minister, Rev. Josiah Dennis. In 1816 town resident Henry Hall found that sand which had blown onto his cranberry vines made for a sturdier and larger fruit. It was this discovery that was the catalyst for cranberry farming to become a big business on Cape Cod.
Points of Interest
Cape Playhouse, Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Scargo Hill & Tower, Josiah House Museum & Schoolhouse, Jericho House Museum, Discovery Days Children’s Museum, Hockum Rocks, Bay & Sound Beaches, Bass River, Cape Cod Rail Trail.
- Chapin Memorial: Dr. Bottero Road from New Boston Road off Route 6A
- Cold Storage: Cold Storage Road from School Street, off Route 6A
- Corporation: Corporation Road off Route 6A
- Harborview: Sesuit Neck and Harbor Road off Bridge Street, from Route 6A
- Howes Street: Howes Street from Seaside Avenue, off Route 6A
- Mayflower: Dunes Road off Bayview Road, off Route 6A
- Scargo: Dr. Lord Road off Route 6A
- Sea Street: Sea Street off South Street, off Route 6A
- Princess: off Scargo Hill Road, off 6A
- Depot Street: Depot Street off Lower County Road
- Glendon Street: Old Wharf Road off Lower County Road
- Haigis: Old Wharf Road off Lower County Road
- Inman Road: Inman Road off Lower County Road
- Raycroft: off Old Wharf Road, off Lower County Road
- South Village: South Village Road off Lower County Road