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Dennis

4.2
Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Observation Decks

Hidden gems in Dennis

Beach
Corporation Beach
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Beach
South Village Beach West Dennis
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Farm
Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Mayflower Beach
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Dennis is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, located near the center of Cape Cod. The population was 14,207 at the 2010 census.The town encompasses five distinct villages, each of which has its own post office. These constituent villages are Dennis (including North Dennis), Dennis Port, East Dennis, South Dennis, and West Dennis.HistoryDennis was first settled in 1639, by John Crowe, Antony Thacher and Thomas Howes, as part of the town of Yarmouth. It was known then as the East Precinct. The original inhabitants who preceded English settlers called the northern sections of town Nobscuesset, Sesuit, and Quivet.The town officially separated and incorporated in 1793. It was named after resident minister, Rev. Josiah Dennis. There was not enough land for farming, so seafaring became the town's major industry in its early history, centered around the Shiverick Shipyard.Currently, Dennis is a popular seaside resort town, notable for its stately colonial mansions along the northern Cape Cod Bay coastline, and its picturesque, warm-water beaches along the southern Nantucket Sound. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your United States trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Side trips from Dennis

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises Barnstable
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Specialty Museum
Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Cape Cod National Seashore Cape Cod
4.7
Duration: 6 hours
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Specialty Museum
The Breakers Newport
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Popular things to do in Dennis

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Beach
Cold Storage Beach East Dennis
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Hart Farm Nursery Dennis Port
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Swan Pond River
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Dennis

Gift & Specialty Shop
Dennisport Natural Market Dennis Port
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Stage Stop Candy Dennis Port
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Fritz Glass Dennis Port
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cuffy's of Cape Cod West Dennis
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Dennis

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Art Museum
Cape Cod Museum of Art
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Scargo Stoneware Pottery & Art Gallery
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
Jericho House and Barn Museum
3.6
Duration: 2 hours

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Beach
Sea Street Beach Dennis Port
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
West Dennis Beach West Dennis
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
Beach
Howes St Beach
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

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