The 10 Best Things to Do in Yarmouth, United States

December 28, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Yarmouth ( /ˈjɑːrmɪθ/ YAR-mith) is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. The population was 23,793 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Yarmouth

1. Putter's Paradise

119 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673-8154 +1 508-790-3400
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 149 reviews

Putter's Paradise

The spouting white whale is this mini-golf course's signature. The "mini Pebble Beach" of Cape Cod. Serving Gifford's famous ice cream.

Reviewed By Michael M - Crestwood, Kentucky

This miniature golf course was right next to our Cape Cod hotel (the Tidewater Inn), so we saw it right away when we reached Cape Cod. Being as to how miniature golf is something of an addictive hobby of ours, we targeted it right away as a "must-do".

That said, we honestly weren't expecting too much. The curb appeal from the road wasn't bad - but it just didn't appear to be quite as exciting as some of the other courses. We couldn't have been more wrong! We had an absolute blast on this course, which was challenging and different. The owner told us about how he started out with the course a few decades back - and how there were no trees (he planted them all) and everything was bare. Now, the course is pretty well-shaded (a definite plus since we played in the afternoon, when there was not much of a crowd - but when it was really hot!).

In the afternoon, they apparently offer some sweet deals....play a round and get a round free was offered when we went. Not bad at all!

If you don't mind waiting, this is a great place to go in the evening, but it was very popular and had a lot of folks there when we dropped by one night around 9 pm.

The price was reasonable...

ALSO....a big hit with my 19 year old....they sell ice cream. Apparently, a LOT of it. Quite a few choices, too.

2. Edward Gorey House

8 Strawberry Ln, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1725 +1 508-362-3909
Excellent
79%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 160 reviews

Edward Gorey House

Dedicated to the author-illustrator, Edward Gorey, and to raising awareness for animal welfare issues.

Reviewed By CapeCodDiamonds - Barnstable, Massachusetts

Quirky. Bizarre. Delightfully decadent. The man's home is not for sensitive little children and their helicopter parents. The rest of us love the wicked escapades of the Ghashlycrumbs and all Edward Gorey's creatures, many of whom can be seen in various states of demise/repose on windowsills, buried beneath the massive magnolia, or flung across the narrow staircase inside. Everywhere you look there is a Gorey story unfolding in macabre detail. He was a unique one, and his house is the perfect representation of one strange dude. Loved it.

3. Cape Cod Beer

1336 Phinneys Ln, Hyannis, MA 02601-1890 +1 508-790-4200
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 328 reviews

Cape Cod Beer

Cape Cod Beer is Cape Cod's original craft beer located at 1336 Phinney's Lane in Hyannis with beer on tap in over 400 locations and in 125 package stores from Plymouth to Provincetown. Founded in 2004, Cape Cod Beer produces four year round offerings: Our Flagship Cape Cod Red, our light and refreshing Beach Blonde Ale, our dark and malty Porter and our bold & hoppy Cape Cod IPA, plus seasonal favorites such as Cape Cod Summer, Harvest Ale, Big Sea Saison, float Your Boatmeal Stout, Old Man Winter and Stargazer Stout, to name a few. We have a retail center that is open year round, where you can taste our beers and shop for a variety of logo goods and a wide selection of products Made on Cape Cod. We have daily tours Monday through Saturday at 11:00 am or you can taste all the beers we have available during our retail hours. We hope you come visit soon!

Reviewed By Amanda L - Syracuse, New York

My husband and I love finding breweries and wineries in new areas. We were super impressed with cape cod beer! The place is huge with plenty of seating indoors and out. For $5 you get 5 3oz pours of your choice. That’s a steal! The beer was tasty. I enjoyed the Harvest and the porter. This is a great spot to put your phone away and play a board game or enjoy conversation. I’m definitely glad we made a trip here!

4. Harwich Junior Theatre

105 Division St, West Harwich, Harwich, MA 02671-1326 +1 508-432-2002
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Harwich Junior Theatre

Reviewed By Barbara D

Local actors present various plays on small informal stage. Very entertaining time. If you enjoy live theatre, take time to see a show.

5. Sea Street Beach

Dennis Port, Dennis, MA 02639
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

Sea Street Beach

Reviewed By Kelley R - Holyoke, Massachusetts

This beach is actually a succession of a few, separated by jetties...family friendly, well patrolled by lifeguards. I do wish there was better cleanup by folks who visit, but I would go back.

6. Mayflower Beach

Dunes Rd, Dennis, MA +1 508-760-6159
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 242 reviews

Mayflower Beach

Reviewed By Andrea B - Massillon, Ohio

As we approached from the parking lot, I could not believe my eyes. The sand was soft and white - so pretty! And then we spotted the water, and it was a beautiful shade of blue-green! I would have thought we were in the Caribbean, not Cape Cod! We were there in late June. The water was very cold, so I didn't get in past my knees. But it sure was pretty to look at. We walked the beach a ways (even going past Private Beach signs). No one said anything as we walked along the water. Very clean beach.
My only complaint is the rocks that you have to cross over to get into the water (at least they were there in June). I would have brought water shoes to make it a little less painful if I had realized that was an issue. Otherwise, it is a perfect beach. The concession stand food was good. Plenty of choices. Prices were average for the area.

7. Bass River Beach

Bass River Beach, South Yarmouth, MA
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 114 reviews

Bass River Beach

Reviewed By Amy B - Worcester, Massachusetts

Nicknamed "Smugglers," this beach is family friendly, large and has a pier that overlooks Bass River and the many sail and motor boats going out to sea. The beach also has a Sunrise Sunday Methodist mass/service @ 7:30 am. The beach is clean and has a Snack Bar with beach eats and public bathrooms. Lifeguards are on duty. Beware NO DOGS allowed.

8. Devil's Purse Brewing Co

120 Great Western Rd, South Dennis, MA 02660-3715 +1 508-694-7171
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Devil's Purse Brewing Co

Reviewed By HaverhillJim - Haverhill, Massachusetts

Kolsch, ESB, and Session were very good. Funk was awesome. Our trio of hop heads did not dig the IPA nor pale ale - maybe we've been too spoiled with other New England IPAs (Sip of Sunshine, Heady, Trillium, Leatherlips, Harpoon, Tributary, etc.) Maybe the tap lines were a little dirty; those beers just didn't taste good. It was a muddy, off flavor that created a distracting aftertaste. But of course, you should make your own opinion on this.

It's located in an industrial park like Mayflower or From The Barrel Brewing, cute tasting room just a few feet from the fermenters. The decor and bar in the tasting room was very cool, a little industrial, a little craftsman with great signs/posters on the walls. But you are essentially standing in a garage / warehouse.

We went early in the season and it was still pretty crowded (20+ people), we were getting pushed out the door by groups of college kids - and then brewery staff scolded us for stepping one foot outside the open garage door. It must be a violation of a local code or something.

The one guy working in the brewery was very nice, one server was also very pleasant, the other server was constantly distracted on her cell phone. Sadly, that's the server that put together our "to go" order and accidentally gave us Pale Ale instead of Session. Very disappointed when we got home. It tasted a little better from the can, but not much.

Anyway, this is a great thing to do if you are in the area. It's always good to support local beer, and I look forward to more good things from these guys as they expand. A restroom and outdoor seating would be awesome.

9. Cuffy's of Cape Cod

723 Main St, West Dennis, Dennis, MA 02670-2201 +1 508-945-0544
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Cuffy's of Cape Cod

Reviewed By CraftBeers - Plano, Texas

We visited dozens of places in Chatham to find the right shirt and fleece to take home. We had gifts to buy for the owners of the house in Chatham. We also had gifts to bring back home. Cuffy's is by far the best place. I love the quality of the shirts and sweatshirts.

The one story building is much bigger than most stores throughout Chatham. It's a cute clapboard building painted white. Inside, there is lots of open space with white, yellow and slate accent colors adding to the openness. The floors are pretty wood planking. They have two huge sand sculptures built in different rooms. For a shirt shop, it's beautiful.

We ended up purchasing shirts, sweatshirts, fleece, coffee mugs and saltwater taffy. This store is pretty to look at. It's wide open with lots of space. They have quality nice looking clothing. I thinks it's better than most shops we visited.

10. Scargo Tower

Scargo Hill Road, Dennis, MA
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

Scargo Tower

The highest point of land on Cape Cod, the view from this stone observation tower sweeps across Cape Cod Bay to Provincetown.

Reviewed By Robert J S - Dennis Port, Massachusetts

This iconic landmark is a must-see attraction, not only for the spectacular view of Cape Cod Bay, but because it shows up everywhere in photos and in the literature of the Mid-Cape. Unlike it's big brother, Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, this is an easy climb but be careful. Steps are narrow and twisty and can be slippy. And also be careful up top as there is nothing to stop you from going over the side if you lean too far over the wall.
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Great place for picture taking, especially at sundown. It's supposedly good luck to exchange kisses up top; worked for me.
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There's a lesser but still great view from the parking lot at the base if you have mobility challenges Hope to see you there next time I pop in.

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