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Splashing up some fun in nautical West Yarmouth

Nothing says nautical life quite like Cape Cod. In West Yarmouth, the air is perfectly crisp, the seawater salty, and the attitude friendly and relaxed. It's the spirit of the sea, brought to life in a charming village that makes up the town of Yarmouth. Dating back centuries, it's an area that marries history with modernity, something you'll quickly understand when you spot old-world homes settled alongside antique boutiques and souvenir shops. Of course, if you love seafood you'll need to nosh on some while gazing at the waterÑit's really the only way to "do" West Yarmouth.

Things to do

Things are really blowing up in West Yarmouth

A family-friendly coastal treasure, Cape Cod Inflatable Park is a theme park unlike any other. It's filled with a combination of wet and dry inflatables, like slides and bounce houses. Just as fun is the Wild Animal Lagoon, where you'll play miniature golf alongside oversized hippo, giraffe, and other wildlife sculptures. If you're inspired by the seafarer's way of life, pay a visit to The Edward Gorey House and learn all about the originalÑa sea captain whose legacy is honored within the hallowed rooms of this living history museum.


See food by the water's edge

You can't book a West Yarmouth vacation rental without enjoying at least 1 meal along the water's edge. The Skipper Restaurant and Chowder House opened in 1936 and is an area institution. Burn off the calories by wandering the quaint gift and consignment shops downtown. From the annual summer kickoff celebration to the seaside festival, there's always a fun social event happening. If it's water adventures you crave, hop aboard a fishing charter and experience Cape Cod up close and personal. And don't miss the Captain's Mile Walking Tour, which gives you a taste of 18th- and 19th-century Yarmouth.


Heating up and cooling down in the Cape

It's always sunny in Cape CodÉ right? That's true for most of the year, but don't be surprised when you encounter true maritime conditions by the water's edge. It's usually cool, breezy, and pleasant. There's plenty of rain and a reasonable amount of snowfall in the winter, particularly in January and February. When summer arrives, you'll enjoy temperatures in the high 70s. If you're packing for your West Yarmouth vacation rental during these months, you'll need a cardigan and a lightweight jacket to endure slightly brisk evenings.

Natural features

Water, water, here, there and everywhere

The south end of West Yarmouth is a vision, offering splendid views of Nantucket Sound. On the sides are Hyannis and South Yarmouth. Beach life is everything in West Yarmouth, which you'll discover quickly after happening upon cozy Englewood Beach. It's a family-friendly spot with gentle waves that extend from a cove on Lewis Bay. The plush white sands of Seagull Beach offer a safe and fun environment for the whole family. Typical of the Cape Cod region, you may get lucky and spot a sea turtle or seal while roaming the beaches.

How to get there

How to get to and around West Yarmouth

The nearest airport is in Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Vineyard Haven, MA (MVY-Martha's Vineyard), which is 26.1 mi (41.9 km) away.

Where to stay around West Yarmouth?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 516 vacation rentals near West Yarmouth. From 359 Houses to 64 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near West Yarmouth for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to West Yarmouth?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in West Yarmouth:

  • Dennis Port: 1,086 vacation rentals
  • Hyannis: 1,192 vacation rentals
  • South Yarmouth: 1,454 vacation rentals
  • Harwich Port: 1,049 vacation rentals
  • New Seabury: 264 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to West Yarmouth?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in West Yarmouth. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Seagull Beach: 4,527 vacation rentals
  • Cape Cod Inflatable Park: 4,653 vacation rentals
  • Lewis Bay: 4,571 vacation rentals
  • Englewood Beach: 4,574 vacation rentals
  • Bayberry Hills Golf Course: 4,740 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around West Yarmouth listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in West Yarmouth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 359 Houses in West Yarmouth. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in West Yarmouth include:

  • Cottages: 64 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 64 rentals available
  • Cabins: 64 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in West Yarmouth?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 82 vacation rentals with pool available in West Yarmouth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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