West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, is located on central Cape Cod, a peninsula jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, south of Boston. Cape Cod is known for its many beaches and historic homes as well as seafood eateries, coastal lodgings, and antique shops. Gray's Beach is a top Yarmouth destination. There, visitors can enjoy the Bass Hole Boardwalk; a long walkway extending out over the salt marsh, and a year-round favorite with naturalists, birdwatchers and artists.
West Yarmouth is a village within the town of Yarmouth. There is the small nearby Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA) in Hynannis for commuter and private flights, but the closest large international airport is Logan Airport (BOS), several hours north in Boston. Bus service is available from Logan to points on Cape Cod, including Yarmouth. Three main Cape highways cross through West Yarmouth for easy auto travel: US Highway 6, Route 6A and Route 28.
West Yarmouth is one of the oldest areas in the United States, having been named part of Plymouth Colony in 1639. It is ideally located to explore Cape Cod and the nearby islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, which are accessible by ferry boat. Heading northeast from West Yarmouth, travelers can visit the Cape Cod National Seashore, an area of protected beachfront, as well as Provincetown, an art colony filled with galleries and restaurants.