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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Barnstable?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,919 holiday rentals around Barnstable. From 2,251 Houses to 320 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Barnstable is on Stayz.

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:

  • West Hyannisport: 180 holiday homes
  • Hyannis: 1,179 holiday homes
  • Osterville: 301 holiday homes
  • West Barnstable: 57 holiday homes
  • Centerville: 488 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?

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

  • Coast Guard Heritage Museum: 4,997 holiday rentals
  • Hyannis Port Beach: 2,816 holiday rentals
  • Sandy Neck Beach: 4,584 holiday rentals
  • Sandy Neck Lighthouse: 5,130 holiday rentals
  • Barnstable Old Gaol: 5,002 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Barnstable listed on Stayz 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. Stayz offers 2,251 Houses in Barnstable. Our other popular types of Barnstable holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 320 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 320 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 320 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 342 holiday homes with pool available in Barnstable. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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