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With its silver coastline and glacial outwash, Dennis is a thriving town with an alluring history. This picturesque town offers many scenic views and thrilling activities to see and do during your next long holiday.  Mixing modernity with luxury, Dennis is a sought-after vacation paradise for all kinds of people. Not only is it home to abundant bodies of water, such as Cape Cod Bay, it also houses many historical landmarks like theaters and lighthouses that exist to this day. Drive downtown and see for yourself why this beautiful place is like a golden nugget filled with surprising sights waiting to be discovered.

Surprises from the Depths of Dennis

With beautiful blue waters surrounding the area, Dennis is almost like an unlimited source of fish. South Village, a fishing hamlet, located in West Dennis Beach, is a favorite fishing spot for anglers. It has many fishing charters that you can choose from. Dennis’ waters will definitely not disappoint especially when you target the following fish species:

Bluefish - are voracious feeders who may also be quite risky and fun for anglers to catch. Found in inshore bars, estuaries, tide rips, and bays, this species can be targeted best from June to mid-October.

Squeteague - also known to many as weakfish, are best captured in summer. This species is one of the most popular in Massachusetts. Your best chances to reel this in is from late June to September.

Striped Bass - is perhaps one of the most sought-after fishes in Dennis. This can be caught nearshore from May to September.

Tautog - or “black fish”, or “tog” is highly available from April to November.

Mackerel - is typically fished from May to September.

Fish species

Habitat: rocky outcrops, boulders, jetties

Weight: 1 - 3 Pounds

Length: 1" - 36"


Habitat: Nearshore, Onshore

Weight: 3 - 15 Pounds

Length: 15" - 51"

Atlantic Mackerel

Habitat: Nearshore, Offshore

Weight: 1 - 3 Pounds

Length: 14" - 24"


Habitat: Onshore, Nearshore, Shallows

Weight: 12 - 20 Pounds

Length: 14" - 39"

Dennis:  A Walk Through History and Theater 


1.Going to Parks and Libraries

The 101-year-old West Dennis Free Library offers a vast collection, including those from the Dennis Historical Society. This olden landmark is also merged with modernity with its updated database. More than that, it features many events, including academic lectures, book launches, reading activities, art exhibits, and other programs.


2. Watching Theater Shows

Dennis is the home of many actors that the world has ever seen, including blue-eyed Bette Davis. It has many regular stage shows and competitions; one of the theaters you should never miss is Eventide Theater.


3. Touring Museums and Historical Sites

One of the state-of-the-art museums in Massachusetts is called the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Luckily for visitors and locals alike, this museum is free all year round. This museum features many of its own talents, boasting collections from Hans Hofman, Charles Hawthorne, and Henry Hensche.