The King's Inne is ideally located as a base for your Cape Cod adventures. We will be glad to discuss how you can make the most of your visit and book any excursions for you- here are some of our favorites:
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Why not take a stroll before breakfast or at sunset on one of several lovely walks around our Bed and Breakfast- to Wharf Lane on Cape Cod Bay, a small sandy beach -the original port of Yarmouth where the lighthouse on neighboring Sandy Neck Beach looks so close, walk a little further to the newly reopened bridge over scenic Mill Creek. Or stroll 10 minutes down Summer Street to Dennis Pond, a quiet, fresh water pond for a refreshing dip.
Cape Cod is famous for its beaches.
There are so many, you won't have time to visit them all- here are some of the best:
- Mayflower-Dunes Road, Dennis. Popular, expansive Cape Cod Bay beach, with soft sand, calm warm waters, just 15 minutes drive away
- Chapin Memorial Beach-Chapin Beach Road, Dennis. Next to Mayflower Beach, a great alternative if Mayflower's car park is full
- Lighthouse Beach-Shore Road, Chatham. On the tip (elbow) of the Cape, below famous Chatham Lighthouse, this beautifully expansive beach is just 10 minutes stroll from Chatham's Main Street. Truly breathtaking views with gray seals regularly and occasionaly great white sharks visiting in season.
- Marconi Beach-Wellfleet. Part of Cape Cod's National Seashore. It is named after the Italian inventor Gugliemo Marconi who in January 1903 sent a message of greeting from the then President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, to England's King Edward VII- the first transatlantic radio transmition.
Experience the wonder and grace of whales such as Humpback, Minke and Finback in their natural habitat with a Whale Watch. From April- October hundreds of majestic whales migrate to feed in the rich waters off the Cape. Take a cruise (usually 3-4 hours round trip) from scenic Barnstable Harbor, just ten minutes from our inn with the experienced crew of Hyannis Whale Watch Cruises or if you are headed to Provincetown the expert naturalists of Dolphin Fleet of Provincetown will make sure your whale watch leaves you with memories to last a lifetime. Here's a video clip of Salty the humpback taken by one of our recent guests.
Visiting the Islands-Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard:
Less than 5 miles from us Ferries and air transport will take you to the Islands. Both Hy-Line Cruises and the Steamship Authoritiy offer traditional and high speed daily service.
If you prefer a 15 minute flight, Barnstable Municipal Airport has several airlines that will get you there quicker.
Art & Culture
History is everywhere along Route 6a and just steps away from the inn are the jewels in Yarmouthport's Historical Society's crown- such treasures as The Bangs Hallet House, Edward Gorey House, and Kelley Chapel are within 5 minutes walk from our front door. Check out www.hsoy.org for details and events.
Enjoy local artist's work at Fresh Paint Gallery and stop by for their seasonal painting demonstrations
Why not watch a pot thrown and take it home as a souvenier from one of Cape Cod's potteries- our favorite is just down the road in Barnstable Village. Barnstable Potteries and Art Gallery.
See live glass blowing demonstrations and experience the beauty of Sandwich's glass industry at the Sandwich Glass Museum.
Visit the Heritage Museums and Garden in Sandwich. Set in 100 acres of gardens some of the most popular attractions are the JK Lilly III Antique Automobile Museum, the art museum which features a 100 year old working carousel.
Or you could spend a leisurely day driving Route 6a exploring its many antique stores and art galleries, head to one of the local public golf courses for a round, rent a bike and take a ride on any of the diverse bike trails on the Cape or treat yourself to a spa day at Body Sense Day Spa.
Last updated: May 17, 2013
The King's Inne - Where New England history meets Old English hospitality