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Barnstable [1] is in Massachusetts on Cape Cod. The City of Barnstable includes seven villages. Each village has unique and significant cultural and historical qualities. Barnstable was the first place to be settled on Cape Cod; in 1639. Several Crocker family houses and farms from that period still exist today.

  • Centerville, located on the south side, is mostly residential and has beautiful beaches.
  • Osterville is located on the south side, is residential, with a charming town center and a coast that includes inlets and harbors for boating and fishing.
  • Hyannis[2] is the town's commercial district including town offices and several shopping malls. Hyannis has a fine harbor and is also a fishing village. The harbor provides ferry access to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Islands. The regional airport and bus terminal are also here.
  • Marstons Mills is primarily residential and is located on Route 28.
  • Cotuit is a village located on a peninsula on the south side with several small beaches.
  • West Barnstable is located on the north side, and is primarily residential.
  • Barnstable Village is located on the north side and has a working harbor and several small beaches.

Get in

Please see village of Hyannis guide.

Get around

See

  • Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, +1 508-362-6088 or +1 888-942-5392, [3].
  • Barnstable Bat Company, 40 Pleasant Pines Av., Centerville, Phone: +1 888-549-8046, [4]. Thomas and Christine Bednark have owned and operated this baseball bat shop since 1992. You can visit their tiny showroom in Centerville, where you can purchase bats they have made on premises.
  • Tour The Cape Cod Potato Chip Company, 100 Breed's Hill Rd, Hyannis, +1 508-775-3358. Year round M-F 9AM-5PM; Jul-Aug Sa,Su 10AM-4PM.
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial, Ocean St., Hyannis.
  • Sturgis Library, Rt. 6A, Barnstable Village, +1 508-362-6636. Oldest library in the country (1644). Genealogical and maritime history collections, charts and maps.
  • Trayser Museum, 3352 Rte 6A, Barnstable Village, +1 508-362-2092.
  • West Barnstable Train Station, 2469 Meetinghouse Way (Route 149), West Barnstable (On Route 149 at the railroad crossing near Route 6A.), +1 508-362-9287, [5]. Railroad museum for Cape Cod railroad history, open Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May to October.


Do

  • Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 West Main St., Hyannis, +1 508-775-5630 (Box Office, daily 12PM-5PM, [6]. Intimate theatre in the round with a schedule of world class acts.
  • Barnstable Comedy Club, Village Hall - Route 6A, Barnstable, +1 508-362-6333 (General Information), +1 508-375-6333 (Box Office).
  • Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, +1 508-362-2131 (General Information), +1 508-375-4044 (Box Office).
  • Cape Cod Soaring, 114 Lovells Ln., Marstons Mills, +1 508-420-4201, [7]. Year-round daily 9AM-10PM. Take a trip in a glider (sailplane): 20-40 minutes $90-$160.
  • Great Marsh Kayak Tours, +1 508-775-6447, [8]. Three to four hour tours for beginner, fly fishermen, naturalists, sunsets.

Buy

Eat

  • Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, 3176 Main St., Barnstable Village, +1 508-362-2355[9]. Lunch and Dinner year round. Beyond the ordinary at decent prices. Italian a specialty.
  • Dolphin Restaurant, 3250 Main St., Barnstable Village, +1 508-362-6610, [10]. Year round favorite of the locals.
  • Mattakeese Wharf, 271 Mill Way, Barnstable Village, +1 508-632-4511, [11]. Lunch and dinner May through October. Nice Harbor setting (eat on the deck!) and great seafood. $15-$30 at dinner.
  • The Mills Restaurant, 149 Cotuit Rd., Marstons Mills, +1 508-428-9814. Breakfast and lunch favorite.
  • Wimpy's Seafood Cafe, 752 Main Street Osterville, Massachusetts 02655-1904

Splurge

  • The Regatta of Cotuit on Cape Cod, 4631 Falmouth Rd. (Route 28), Cotuit, +1 508-428-5715, [12]. Zagat's top Cape Choice for 2005-06.

Drink

  • Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, 3176 Main St., +1 508-362-2355[13].

Sleep

See village of Hyannis for lodging there.

  • Ashley Manor, 3660 Olde King’s Highway, Barnstable, +1 508-362-8044, E-mail: stay@ashleymanor.net, [14].
  • Honeysuckle Hill Bed & Breakfast, 591 Old King's Highway, West Barnstable, +1 508-362-8418, Fax: +1 508-362-8386, Email: stay@honeysucklehill.com, [15].
  • Heaven on High, 70 High St., West Barnstable, +1 508-362-4441 or +1 800-362-4044, email: info@heavenonhigh.com, [16].
  • Cape Cod's Lamb and Lion Inn 2504 Main St., Barnstable Village, +1 508-362-6823, [17]. Top shelf B&B.


  • High Pointe Bed and Breakfast, 70 High Street, West Barnstable, +1 508-362-4441, Toll-free: +1 888-362-4441, Fax: +1 508-362-4401, [18]. $125-$195.
  • High Pointe Inn (Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast Inn), 70 High Street, West Barnstable, MA 02668 (Exit 5 off the Mid-Cape Highway), (508) 362-4441, [19]. checkin: 3:00 PM; checkout: 11:00 AM. The High Pointe Inn, a Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast is the perfect choice for a relaxing vacation. Each exquisite room offers a wealth of lodging amenities to ensure that your Cape Cod Inn getaway is truly unforgettable. Our uniquely original New England Inn is located in historic West Barnstable, Massachusetts. Sitting high on a hill with views of Sandy Neck Beach and Cape Cod Bay in the distance. Whether you are looking for the perfect romantic honeymoon destination, a spa getaway for you and your girlfriends, a carefree babymoon hideaway, or just a quiet spot in which to celebrate an anniversary or other special occasion, this Mid-Cape bed and breakfast inn offers luxury, privacy, and uncompromising quality. We invite you to relax and be pampered in one of our luxurious ocean view rooms overlooking Cape Cod Bay in Barnstable, MA. The High Pointe Inn . . . the perfect Cape Cod bed and breakfast inn for your year-round pleasure. $150-295. (70° 23.368',41° 43.025')


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