South Yarmouth is a laid-back village where you can enjoy sun, sand and lashings of Cape Cod charm. Fringed by grass-covered dunes, Thatcher Beach overlooks Nantucket Sound and is popular with families. Bass River Beach is a lively stretch of sand with a lifeguard tower, fishing pier and snack bar.
Discover a treasure trove of maritime artefacts at the Whydah Pirate Museum. The museum showcases relics salvaged from the Whydah Gally, which was wrecked off the coast of Cape Cod in the 1700s. A theatre, interactive exhibits and a walk-through replica of the ship bring the museum to life.
Follow the Bass River north to Werner Schmidt Observatory to discover the Cape Cod night sky. The observatory features a 12.5-foot Ash dome telescope and hosts popular public stargazing evenings in the summer.
South Yarmouth is dotted with restaurants where you can enjoy world-famous Cape Cod seafood. Fill up on fried clams, grilled bass and broiled lobster served in butter sauce. Wash down your meal with a glass of local craft beer.
South Yarmouth is located in Barnstable County, a 1.5-hour drive from Boston and 4.5 hours from New York City. In summer, weekend trains run between Boston and Hyannis, a 15-minute drive from South Yarmouth. Boston Logan International Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away.