Sea Street Beach – Calm water and gentle waves, along with stunning views, make Sea Street Beach a great place to visit for an hour or the whole day. A public beach, Sea Street Beach in Dennis Port (not to be confused with the one by the same name in East Dennis) has in-season restrooms, lifeguards and ample parking.
South Village Beach – The soft, white sand of South Village Beach beckons all beachgoers. A large beach with lots of shells for collecting, South Village has calm waters, which are great for families with young children. The expansive beach has plenty of room for favorite beach games. In-season lifeguards and restrooms, and two parking lots (one for residents only) invite you to spend the day at play. Located at South Village Road, Dennis Port.
Haigis Beach – This fair-sized, public beach sits on the southern shores of Dennis and feels secluded from the world due to the high dunes surrounding it. Rock jetties help create a versatile landscape. Gentle waves, soft sand and a small playground make it suitable for young children. Restrooms and lifeguards are available in-season. Located on Old Wharf Road, Dennis.
Glendon Road Beach – On the south shores of Dennis, Glendon Road Beach is a long strip of sand with plenty of room and fun for all sorts of visitors. Rock jetties every so often break up the scenery, and gentle waves make the water safe for younger children. This public beach has lifeguards on-duty in season. It also has a large parking lot, and is located off Old Wharf Road.
Raycroft Beach – Here is a small public beach with private beaches on either side. Stairs bring you down to beach, where there is a rock jetty and clean sand. Raycroft is a nice place to relax in the sun. With its small space and popularity, this beach fills up quickly, so get there early. Parking is limited and there are no lifeguards. Located on Raycroft Parkway.
Inman Road Beach – Overlooking Nantucket Sound, Inman Road Beach is a quaint public beach, popular with all ages. The beach is large but calm and peaceful, and part of it is residential. It offers a great view, along with lots of shells for treasure seekers, as well as restrooms and lifeguards in season.
Parks & Recreation
Sea View Recreation Area – Located on Lower County Road, Seaview Park offers something for everyone – beautiful scenery, a nearby beach and a great playground for kids. There’s even a pickleball court. This is a great place to spend a day with the family or simply take your dog for a walk near the water.
Fresh Pond Conservation Area – Perfect for walking or hiking, this area consists of 27 acres. It is 6/10 of a mile from the light at Upper County Road in Dennisport on Route 134 going south. Sign is green with white letters. There are five trails: Trails 1 and 2 are below the parking space; Trail 3 is north from the parking space; Trail 4 should be considered abandoned; its signpost is in bad repair and the trail is impassable because of fallen trees and broken bridges. Trail 5 (1/10 mile south) is beautiful woodlands; however, one should be aware of private property, wet ground and broken bridges.
Johnny Kelley Recreation Area – Located off Access Road in South Dennis across from the Highway garage, the length of this area is approximately 1 1/4 miles in length and is a circular route. The terrain is level and commonly used for walking, jogging, exercising with the use of exercise apparatus. It is a wide, sandy trail. There is also parking, a basketball court, a ball field, Bocce court, pickleball, tennis courts, a playground, and a handball court pavilion.
Swan Pond Overlook – The Swan Pond Overlook opened to the public in 1993 and is a great place for watching waterfowl and other birds. The walking trails are designed in a butterfly shape with picnic facilities making up the “body” of the butterfly and trails fanning out as the “wings.” Terrain varies, with two t rails being hilly, the rest flat. No biking or horseback riding. There are picnic areas and benches along coastal bank, as well as fishing. From Route 134, take Upper County Road to Searsville Road and then left on Center Street. The site is 1/2 mile on the right overlooking Swan Pond.
Indian Lands Conservation Trail – Located at 485 Main Street, South Dennis, Indian Lands Conservation Area Trail is a 1.3-mile loop trail. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail. This area has a dirt road, power lines, and woods path leading along Bass River for great views of the river and marsh. Please stay on the marked paths as there is private land to the left of the power lines.
Cape Cod Rail Trail – The Cape Cod Rail Trail follows a former railroad right-of-way for 22 miles through the towns of Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet. Its paved surface, few hills, and well-marked automobile crossings make it ideal for cyclists. The trail has a wide unpaved shoulder on one side to accommodate horseback riding, walkers, and runners. In Dennis, you can park at The Trailhead on Route 134.
Hotels, Motels and Inns
The Corsair and Cross Rip Oceanfront Hotel – Located on the shores of Nantucket Sound, this family-oriented resort has all of the amenities of larger Cape Cod resorts, but without the price tag. Its facilities include pools, game rooms, cafes, and beachfront food service. Here, you can choose from traditional hotel rooms, two-room suites, or one of our full-equipped, year-round ocean-view homes. Visit www.corsaircrossrip.com for more info.
Pelham House Resort – The Pelham House Resort stands as one of the most distinctive and beautiful hotels on the Cape Cod oceanfront. Arriving at the hotel, you are greeted by bright, warm, open spaces infused with coastal sophistication. Casual music sets a relaxing mood enhanced by the ocean breeze wafting through balcony doors opening onto the beachfront pool. Visit www.pelhamhouseresort.com for more information.
Kingfisher Oceanside – Located just a few steps from the warmer water shores of Nantucket Sound of the Atlantic Ocean, Kingfisher Oceanside is nestled in a charming historic setting, surrounded by many seasonal shops and restaurants. With 16 newly renovated, spacious air conditioned rooms, a new sparkling pool and many tree-lined areas available for picnics, they’re sure to have the accommodations you’re looking for. Visit kingfisheroceanside.com for more information.