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Dennis has classic New England charm mixed with modern convenience. Dennis encompasses five distinct villages: Dennis, East Dennis, South Dennis, West Dennis, and Dennis Port. Dennis, East Dennis, and South Dennis feature historic architecture spanning back to the whaling days. Dennisport and West Dennis feature tree-lined streets. 

The Johnny Kelley Recreation Area in South Dennis offers a jogging/hiking trail, playing courts and field, a playground, and more. The Nobscussett Conservation Area provides easy hiking trails and views along the shore of the Bass River. 

Arts & Entertainment

The Cape Playhouse
The Cape Playhouse in Dennis has been serving up world-class theater and talent for over 90 years. This summer theater is often referred to as the "Birthplace of the Stars". The Cape Playhouse has attracted a long list of famous actors since it opened in 1927, including Bette Davis and Betty White. 

The Improper Bostonian
The Improper Bostonian in Dennisport is Cape Cod's good time, live music venue. They offer live entertainment Wednesday - Sunday in July and August. The Improper Bostonian has been an institution on Cape Cod since its days as a speakeasy during Prohibition. With 12 fantastic beers on tap, craft cocktails, and a deck, it's the perfect late-night summer hangout. 

Entertainment Cinemas
Check out the latest box office hits at Entertainment Cinemas in South Dennis. Enjoy stadium seating, digital sound, and huge screens. 

Dining

Sesuit Harbor Cafe
Check out Sesuit Harbor Cafe in Dennis, overlooking Northside Marina and Cape Cod Bay. This cash only clam shack serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in an outdoor setting. Open seasonally from May 1st until Columbus Day. 

The Ocean House
Overlooking Nantucket Sound in Dennisport, The Ocean House serves new American, Pan-Asian cuisine. The elegant atmosphere is only out-shown by the natural beauty of Cape Cod. Enjoy live music outside on their patio.

The Red Pheasant Inn
The Red Pheasant Inn in Dennis serves French-influenced American food. Enjoy your meal in a centuries-old barn with a fireplace and garden. Since 1977 it has been a staple of the community. 

Marshside
Located in East Dennis, this casual seafood joint offers panoramic views of Sesuit Creek. Marshside, open Tuesday - Sunday for lunch and dinner features fresh, local seafood, meats, and produce. 

Scargo Cafe
Enjoy New England cuisine by a fireplace at Scargo Cafe in Dennis. They serve more than 20 wines by the glass. 

Clancy's
Enjoy local seafood at Clancy's in their casual dining room or on their riverfront patio. Located in Dennisport on the Swan River, it's the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail at sunset. 

Kream N' Kone
Originally opened in 1952, the Kream N' Kone is a West Dennis staple. The original building was destroyed in 2003 by a terrible fire, but owners Angelo and Angela Argyriadis were determined to continue serving "the best fried seafood anywhere". Stop in and see why locals love this place, at their location overlooking Swan River. 

Grumpy's 
Located in East Dennis, Grumpy's will leave you anything but. This family-owned roadside stop serves up hearty, delicious breakfast and lunch. 

Beaches

PUBLIC

Chapin Memorial
Chapin Beach Road
Dennis, MA

If you're looking to escape the crowds and find some quiet, Chapin Memorial is the place. There are miles of sand and there are even ORV trails for vehicles with permits. At low tide, you will find tons of tidal pools, perfect for kiddos searching for sea life. 

Corporation Beach
Corporation Beach
Dennis, MA

Corporation beach is a popular spot on summer days. The warm, calm water and crescent shape makes it super conducive to tidal pools at low tide, make this beach a great spot for kids. There is a lifeguard on duty, playground, restrooms, and a picnic area. 

Glendon Road Beach
Old Wharf Road
Dennis, MA

Glendon Road Beach is a long strip of sand with plenty of room. There are several jetties along the beach. There is a lifeguard on duty. Note that the beach closes at 11pm. 

Haigis Beach
Old Wharf Road
Dennis, MA

This mid-size beach on the southern shore of Dennis has high dunes that make it feel secluded. The gentle waves, small playground, and soft sand make it a great place for small children. There is a lifeguard on duty until the beach closes at 11pm. 

Howes Beach
Howes Street
Dennis, MA 

This large beach, which connects to Corporation Beach, offers nice sand and small waves. There is a lifeguard on duty until the beach closes at 11pm. 

Inman Beach
Inman Road
Dennis, MA

This popular beach has lots of shells and overlooks the Nantucket Sound. Lifeguards on duty until it closes daily at 11pm. 

Mayflower Beach
Dunes Road
Dennis, MA

Among the most scenic of Dennis' 16 beaches, Mayflower Beach is popular among people of all ages. It features a boardwalk that stretches from the large parking lot to the beach below. At low tide, hundreds of feet of tidal flats are revealed. There is a lifeguard on duty and public restrooms. 

Princess Beach
Scargo Hill Road
Dennis, MA

Princess Beach is a small, freshwater beach that is popular among families and older couples. There are nice views and roped off swimming area. Children also enjoy the playground. Princess Beach gives you a private atmosphere, Dennis' larger beaches can't deliver. 

Raycroft Beach
Raycroft Parkway
Dennis, MA

This small beach is popular among teens. There are stairs down to the beach and a rock jetty. This small beach tends to fill up quickly, so get there early. The beach closes at 11pm. There are no restrooms. 

Scargo
Dr. Lord Road
Dennis, MA

This freshwater beach on Scargo Lake is ideal for children. There is a roped off swimming area, playgrounds, restrooms, picnic area, and lifeguards. This sandy-bottom lake is surrounded by woods and is stocked for fishing. 

Sea Street (East Dennis) Beach
Sea Street
East Dennis, MA

This long beach has a decent amount of space. The sand is soft and there are not many shells or rocks. The small waves and short walk to the beach from the parking lot make it a favorite among families. 

Sea Street Beach (Dennisport)
Sea Street
Dennisport, MA

Set down from the mian road, Sea Street Beach feels like you're secluded. There are stairs down to the beach. Calm waters with tiny waves. This beach is popular with all ages because of the gorgeous views. 

South Village Beach
South Village Road
Dennis, MA

This large beach has lots of room and small waves. There are lots of shells and rocks. The expansive beach makes it ideal for your favorite beach games. 

West Dennis Beach
West Dennis Beach Road
West Dennis, MA

West Dennis Beach is popular amongst windsurfers and kite fliers. Probably the most popular beach, there is over a mile of shoreline. There is a playground for kids and a large amount of parking. 

RESIDENTS ONLY

Bayview Beach
Bayview Road
Dennis, MA

This large beach is very popular with just about everyone. There are nice views, soft sand, and lifeguards on duty. It's a short walk from the parking lot to the beach. 

Cold Storage
Cold Storage Road
East Dennis, MA

Cold Storage Beach is a perfect spot tow watch boats and walk rock jetties. This large beach has calm waters. There are restrooms and lifeguards on duty. 

Harborview Beach
Harbor Road
Dennis, MA

Harborview Beach offers clean sand and calm water. Parking is limited so get there early. The small waves make it a great place for younger children just learning how to swim. 

Schools

Students in Dennis attend Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District schools with neighboring Yarmouth. Pre-Kindergarten to 3rd graders attend Ezra H. Baker Innovation School in West Dennis. 4th and 5th graders attend the Nathaniel H. Wixon Innovation School. The Wixon School added 40 minutes to their school day to include an enrichment block that is individualized for each student. Beyond their traditional school day and enrichment block, the Wixon School offers a myriad of extracurriculars. 6th and 7th graders attend Mattacheese Middle School in West Yarmouth. 8th - 12th graders attend Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School. DYRHS provides a wide range of educational opportunities as well as many extracurricular activities including a first class music program. 

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