Cotuit, Massachusetts



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Cotuit is a village in the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Located on a peninsula on the south side of Barnstable about midway between Falmouth and Hyannis. Cotuit is bounded by the Santuit River to the west on the Mashpee, Massachusetts town line, the village of Marstons Mills, Massachusetts to the north, and Osterville, Massachusetts to the east. Cotuit is primarily residential with several small beaches including Ropes Beach, Riley's Beach, The Loop Beach and Oregon Beach.

According to local historian James Gould, Cotuit is a: " ... 5000 year old Indian settlement ... it was first settled by whites about 1690. It became a major coastal shipping port in the nineteenth century, building ships at Little River, homeport to whalers and coastal schooners."

The Francis Minot

Cotuit Town Dock 1930s.jpg

Cotuit's Town Dock in the 1930s

Rope's Beach in the 1900s

For additional information visit  Cotuit Ma.