The Mid Cape includes the city of Barnstable and the towns of Dennis and Yarmouth. There are seven villages in Barnstable: Barnstable Village, Centerville, Cotuit, Hyannis, Marstons Mills, Osterville, and West Barnstable. Barnstable is the county seat, and Hyannis is known as Cape Cod’s one and only metropolis.
The Mid Cape runs from Cape Cod Bay on the north to Nantucket Sound to the south. There are 100 miles of public beaches in Barnstable.
is located on the quiet north side along the shores of Cape Cod Bay. Both West Barnstable and Barnstable Village have retained much of their Colonial old world charm. They provide one of the
most beautiful and historic stretches along Old King's Highway, Route 6A. Restored sea captains' homes, cranberry bogs, great salt marshes, Barnstable Harbor, and Cape Cod Bay are just a few of the interesting sights you’ll see as you pass through these towns. Sandy Neck, an eight-mile long barrier beach with dunes, beach grasses, and marshlands, is a favorite of sun worshippers.
See our Guide to Mid Cape Cod and its vacation rentals