Destination guide

Why people love visiting historical Barnstable

The area's history and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Barnstable. Renowned for its seafood restaurants, fishing and whale watching, this city welcomes all visitors. Cape Cod Museum of Art and Cape Cod Museum of Natural History are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Barnstable

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Barnstable a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cape Codder Water Park (2 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Hyannis Golf Course (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Wild Animal Lagoon (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Bayberry Hills Golf Course (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Putter's Paradise Miniature Golf (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Cape Cod Carousel (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Barnstable

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Barnstable is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Dennis Pond Conservation Area (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Sandy Neck Beach (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Grays Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Lewis Bay (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Kalmus Beach (4.8 mi / 7.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Barnstable

Fly into Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), the closest airport, located 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Provincetown, MA (PVC-Provincetown Municipal), which is 26.2 mi (42.2 km) away.

Where to stay near Barnstable?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,074 holiday rentals near Barnstable. From 2,338 Houses to 342 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Barnstable for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Barnstable?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Barnstable:

  • Osterville: 300 holiday homes
  • West Barnstable: 60 holiday homes
  • Marstons Mills: 1,886 holiday homes
  • Cotuit: 466 holiday homes
  • Cummaquid: 44 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Barnstable?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Barnstable. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Hyannis Port Beach: 2,882 holiday rentals
  • Coast Guard Heritage Museum: 5,172 holiday rentals
  • Sandy Neck Lighthouse: 5,322 holiday rentals
  • Barnstable Old Gaol: 5,173 holiday rentals
  • Hyannis Transportation Center: 4,877 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Barnstable listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Barnstable?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,338 Houses in Barnstable. Our other popular types of Barnstable holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 342 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 342 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 342 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Barnstable?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 394 holiday homes with pool available in Barnstable. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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