Enjoy the richness of this beautiful Massachusetts town from one of our cozy and comfortable Yarmouth vacation rentals?!
With its myriad beaches and historic architecture, it's no wonder Yarmouth, Massachusetts, has become a popular summer playground for New Englanders of every ilk. Once home to the Wampanoag tribe, English settlers arrived in 1639, incorporating the town into the thriving Plymouth Colony. Today, Yarmouth boasts three villages - South Yarmouth, West Yarmouth, and Yarmouth Port - on the banks of Nantucket Sound and Cape Cod Bay, and a convivial populace that can trace its lineage to the town's forefathers. Our Cape Cod vacation rentals in Yarmouth offer a fantastic home base to explore the rich scenery and historic charm of the entire region!
Things to Do in Yarmouth, MA
With 11 popular beaches, Yarmouth is truly a summer resort. Throughout the three villages, visitors can enjoy saltwater and freshwater shores galore, from popular Seagull Beach to fishing-centric Bass River aka Smugglers Beach. You'll find sandy coves to truly get away from it all and marinas to dock your boat. For truly spectacular sunsets, head to the Bass Hole Boardwalk. The Flaxpond Recreation Area is a great place to go on a summer's day. Play a game of volleyball or softball on the provided fields.
Historic Sites in Yarmouth
History buffs will delight in the variety of homes and sites from Colonial times. The Judah Baker Windmill, built in 1791, offers tours during the summer, as does Baxter's Grist Mill, which is on the National Register of Historic places. Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum provides an intimate look into a Cape Cod sea captain's life, from paintings to furnishings and everything in between. Winslow Crocker House affords guests rich paneling and antiques such as an elaborate cradle and Queen Anne dressing table. Fans of macabre artist and author Edward Gorey can visit the Edward Gorey House from April through December to admire his clever work - and to benefit animal welfare organizations.
Yarmouth is a great place to hike and bike, and there are a number of trails around town. The Cape Cod Rail Trail runs through three miles of Yarmouth from Higgins Crowell Road to Old Townhouse Road. Taylor-Bray Farm is the perfect place to discover the history of the Plymouth Colony, since the farm was built at that time. Admire the livestock and take a walk on the boardwalk to Black Flats Marsh.
Whether it's a week of beach combing or a day of sightseeing, our Yarmouth vacation rentals offer the perfect refuge in this historical town!
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