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Barnstable overview

Barnstable is a friendly place, distinct for its historical sites and known for its marina and library. You'll enjoy activities like whale watching and boating. Take in some local culture at popular attractions, such as Cape Cod Museum of Art and Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. A stop at places like Barnstable Old Gaol and Coast Guard Heritage Museum will create some memories. A family-friendly area, Barnstable also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Barnstable

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Barnstable has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Barnstable with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Barnstable hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Barnstable hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Barnstable

Fly in to Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from central Barnstable. Provincetown, MA (PVC-Provincetown Municipal) is the next closest major airport, 26.2 mi (42.2 km) away.

What to see around Barnstable

Outdoor activities such as boating, a marina and fishing are at hand, along with attractions like:
  • • Barnstable Harbor
  • • Hyannis Harbor
  • • Allen Harbor Marina
  • • Rail Trail Bike Shop
The area's museums and cultural sights stand out, and places to visit include:
  • • Coast Guard Heritage Museum
  • • U.S. Coast Guard Museum
  • • Trayser Museum Complex
  • • Cahoon Museum of American Art
  • • Edward Gorey House
Distinguished for its historical sites, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Barnstable Old Gaol
  • • Barnstable Superior Courthouse
  • • St Mary's Episcopal Church
  • • Winslow Crocker House
  • • Josiah Dennis Manse and Old West Schoolhouse
Its whale watching and flowers are well known. Favourite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
  • • Gray's Beach
  • • Dennis Pond Conservation Area
  • • Grays Beach
  • • Veterans Memorial Park
Popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Cape Cod Museum of Art
  • • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

When to visit Barnstable

Wondering when the best time to visit is? Here are seasonal trends to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 9°C day, -6°C night
  • April-June: 25°C day, 1°C night
  • July-September: 26°C day, 10°C night
  • October-December: 19°C day, -5°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 295 cm
  • April-June: 265 cm
  • July-September: 241 cm
  • October-December: 304 cm
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