West Yarmouth is a beautiful place to spend summer days relaxing and enjoying Cape Cod’s historic sights, shopping and the Cape Cod National Seashore. It is one of the oldest towns on Cape Cod.
Although generally peaceful and relaxing, West Yarmouth holiday homes on Cape Cod have plenty of attractions and fun things to do. As well as long walks or sunbathing on the island’s many sandy beaches, Nickerson State Park offers great fishing, swimming, cycling and hiking. Wildlife lovers will enjoy the nature trails around Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary which has 750 acres of untouched marshes and coastal dunes. In spring, the whale-watching season begins. It is a popular tourist attraction around Provincetown where sperm whales spend their summers. Look for tell-tale whale spouts from the shore or take a cruise from the end of the cape. Other activities include golf, tennis, antique hunting and cycling beside the Cape Cod Canal.
Visitors to West Yarmouth holiday rentals will find a trip to the Highland Light in Truro is an interesting place to visit. Built in 1797 it is the oldest lighthouse on the island with a beam that can be seen 23 miles offshore. Next door to the lighthouse is Truro Historical Museum with some interesting local exhibits. Climb Scargo Hill with its rock and stone tower on the summit. From this lookout there are panoramic views across Cape Cod Bay to Boston. Families can visit the Zooquarium in West Yarmouth or visit pretty Seagull Beach.
Cape Cod holiday homes usually have summers that are warm and hazy, reaching 75°F (24°C) with occasional showers. The warmth extends into “Indian Summers” when it is often exceptionally mild with daytime temperatures above 60°F (15°C) until well into October. In winter, the area has night-time temperatures below freezing from December to April with some snow. The area has slightly more showers in winter than summer.
The nearest international airport to West Yarmouth is T.F. Green (PVD) Airport at Providence, Rhode Island and from there it is a pleasant 90-minute drive to Cape Cod holiday homes along the I-195. Alternatively, fly into Logan International (BOS) Airport in East Boston which is a focus airport for JetBlue Airways and a major operating destination for Delta and US airways. The airport has frequent flights from most American cities as well as Canada and Europe. West Yarmouth is 75 miles southeast of Boston and is easy to reach by driving south on I-93 to Route 3 which leads to Sagamore Bridge. Other local airports include Barnstaple Municipal (HYA) Airport at nearby Hyannis.