Cape Cod offers a variety of activities for everyone. Many of the more popular attractions are just a short distance from our Inn.
Enjoy a leisurely drive along historic 6A and all it has to offer: unique antique and gift shops, bookstores and boutiques, delectable candies and home made ice cream shops, fine art galleries, and many historic homes along the way. Many of our villages have great little eateries for lunch or wonderful gourmet restaurants for a special evening out.
The Cape has a great variety of biking, hiking and nature trails. You can enjoy the solitude of the white cedar swamp boardwalk and then suddenly emerge into the sunshine to one of the most spectacular views you could ever imagine on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Many guests love deep sea fishing or fishing along our little rivers and beaches.
Cruise out into Cape Cod Bay to enjoy the most brilliant sunsets and the possibility of a whale breaching right before your eyes! Want to escape to another world for just a few hours… find yourself on a ferry headed out to sea to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard. These special islands are loved by many of our guests. They lure them back again and again. Wandering through Nantucket with its yachts, cobblestone streets and manicured lawns, transforms you back to days gone by. Martha’s Vineyard… fishing villages, awesome white sandy cliffs over-looking the ocean, its unique “Gingerbread Houses”, transforms you to a laid back way of life we all yearned for.
To many guests, heaven is simply a day on the beach. Just imagine… a few steps down from our veranda is the warm, white sand stretching out before you… and then, a few steps more into the warm waters of Nantucket Sound.
All this, and more is here for you to enjoy. Our wonderful staff is always available to help you with your plans should you need us. We will do all we can to make your trip to Cape Cod a very special occasion. It has been said, “once you get the Cape’s sand in your shoes, you will be sure to return”!!!!
A special day on the Cape could be spent……
in Chatham-the elbow of the Cape ~ enjoy the quaint walking village with its’ boutiques, candy and ice cream shops, art galleries, Chatham Lighthouse and beach area, with its’ spectacular views! Enjoy lunch or dinner at one of their special restaurants or see the seals get their desert at the fisherman’s pier when the fisherman return.
Travel up Rte. 6A to Mashpee , enjoying the shops and galleries along the way. Visit Mashpee Commons, a very unique and picturesque shopping area with its wonderful restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques.
Enjoy a trip to Sandwich to the many shops and museums there. The Heritage Plantation with its Antique Car Museum, working carousel and beautiful flower gardens. Visit the Sandwich Glass Museum and enjoy afternoon tea at the Dunbar Tea Room. ‘By The Sea” has only one rule for our guests…they must ride the Carousel or don’t bother to come back to ‘By The Sea’. (Just kidding).
Go ‘Out to Sea for a Day’ and enjoy Deep Sea Fishing on the Lad-Nav with Captain Roger Vandel.
Take a trip down old Rte. 6A with its freshly painted white picket fences, sprawling lawns and historic homes. Follow the road to the very end at Provincetown where you can find the Dolphin Fleet Whalewatch office on the wharf. Arrange to take a trip out to sea and watch the most amazing animals in the world within a few feet of the boat.
Plymouth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts is about a 45 minute ride from the Inn, takes you back in time to the days of the Pilgrims. Enjoy a day in Plymouth where you can also see Plymouth Rock or the Wax Museum.
Take a day trip to either Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard on the Freedom Cruise Lines fast ferry which is ten minutes from ‘By The Sea’ or to Hyannis (25 min.) on the Hi-Line or Steamship Authority ferries.
Cape Cod Scenic Tours, Enjoy a fun Sightseeing Day Tour on Cape Cod. We provide hotel pick up and a nice picnic lunch.
Browse through the Dennis Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events
Family operated for over forty years, all of our non-smoking guest rooms offer the following amenities: private ceramic tiled bathrooms with glass showers including two with soaking tubs, CCTV/HBO w/DVD/CD, refrigerators, ceiling fans, air conditioning and individually controlled thermostats for those cooler evenings.
Most of our rooms have an ocean view with some directly overlooking Nantucket Sound. We are not antiquish or elegant, but what we are is warm, comfortable, cozy, relaxing, friendly and convenient.