Plymouth Harbor

Plymouth, Massachusetts

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Plymouth is an attractive and interesting harbor to paddle, offering unique historical sights as well as scenic waters teeming with bird life in season. History buffs are treated to excellent seaside views of Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II. Naturalists are thrilled by Plymouth Beach, a three-mile-long barrier beach which supplies prime nesting areas for terns and piping plovers, as well as sandy picnic spots for paddlers. Side trips from the harbor include a visit to Gurnet Point Lighthouse (the oldest wooden lighthouse in the U.S.), Clarks Island (the first landfall for the Pilgrims in Plymouth Harbor, and beautiful Saquish Beach. To enjoy Plymouth Harbor, kayakers must paddle at mid- or high tide, because sand flats significantly limit paddling at low tide. Attractions: Historic harbor including Mayflower II and Plymouth Rock, sandy barrier beach, public parks, bird-watching.
Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

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Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

by Lisa Gollin Evans (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Plymouth is an attractive and interesting harbor to paddle, offering unique historical sights as well as scenic waters teeming with bird life in season. History buffs are treated to excellent seaside views of Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II. Naturalists are thrilled by Plymouth Beach, a three-mile-long barrier beach which supplies prime nesting areas for terns and piping plovers, as well as sandy picnic spots for paddlers.

Side trips from the harbor include a visit to Gurnet Point Lighthouse (the oldest wooden lighthouse in the U.S.), Clarks Island (the first landfall for the Pilgrims in Plymouth Harbor, and beautiful Saquish Beach. To enjoy Plymouth Harbor, kayakers must paddle at mid- or high tide, because sand flats significantly limit paddling at low tide. Attractions: Historic harbor including Mayflower II and Plymouth Rock, sandy barrier beach, public parks, bird-watching.

©  Lisa Gollin Evans/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Plymouth
Distance: 13.8
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: Day trip
Season: Best spring thru fall, weather depending
Local Maps: NOAA 13253, 13246
Driving Directions: Directions to Plymouth Harbor

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