There is perhaps no more popular Mid-Cape beach than West Dennis Beach. Situated on a narrow patch of sand on Nantucket Sound just east of the mouth of Bass River, the beach stretches for more than a mile. The eastern end of the beach is reserved for Dennis residents; the western end, however, is less crowded and open to everyone. Families journey to West Dennis Beach in Dennis for kite-flying, sand castle-building and aquatic games; college students play volleyball, and local adults swim in the warm water. At the beach is the Old Bass River lighthouse.

A well-equipped snack bar concession, restrooms, and showers provide all the comforts while 10 lifeguard stations make this a safe, secure haven. The parking lot has room for over 1,000 vehicles, so finding a spot is rarely a problem. Daily parking costs $10 for non residents. How to get there: Take Lighthouse Inn Road Off of Lower County Road in Dennis