The old town of West Dennis has a long seafaring history and is now a popular resort town, known for its beaches and colonial mansions. It was named after the local minister in 1793, Josiah Dennis. Those staying in West Dennis holiday homes can enjoy the many beaches, towns and activities along the waterfront of Nantucket Sound.
The picturesque beaches around holiday homes in West Dennis are ideal for family vacations or for couples looking to enjoy walks along the waterfront. Cycling, visiting historic communities, boat trips and other outdoor pursuits such as kayaking and canoeing are popular along with visiting art galleries and attending concerts in the area. The Cape Cod Rail Trail starts in West Dennis and runs down to Wellfleet making it a pleasant traffic-free cycle trip. Boating, fishing charters and whale watching can all be enjoyed in this scenic area of Massachusetts.
Attractions around West Dennis holiday homes include the Cape Cod Children's Museum at Mashpee, which always has seasonal events along with a puppet theatre, planetarium and a pirate ship. The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is also a family-friendly day out. Visitors can take the passenger ferry to Oak Bluffs, on Martha's Vineyard, to enjoy the quiet beaches and small communities. Spend time exploring American History in Boston by taking a guided walking tour around the downtown area. On the Massachusetts coast at Plymouth Rock visitors can see the replica Mayflower ship on which the pilgrims sailed in from England. The nearby recreated settlement at Plimoth Plantation is also well worth a visit.
West Dennis rentals enjoy four distinct seasons. Summers are hot with occasional showers, reaching an average 27°C (81°F). Winters are cold with snow and freezing overnight temperatures from December through March. Spring is a beautiful season in New England with daytime highs of 12-19°C (54-66°F) and the autumn is famous for its vividly colored leaves. The area has some rain showers throughout the year.
West Dennis holiday rentals are 60 miles from Boston Logan (BOS) Airport which offers nonstop flights to 72 domestic and 30 international destinations. There are various transportation options from the airport including the Silver Line subway system which connects all five terminals with South Station, Courthouse Station and the World Trade Center. The Logan Express is a comfortable bus service connecting the airport with Braintree, Framingham, Woburn and Peabody. However, a car is highly recommended for exploring the area which is easy to reach along route MA-3, the Pilgrim Highway.