Nauset Marsh

Eastham, Massachusetts

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NAUSET MARSH is one of the most beautiful places in Massachusetts for paddling serene, unspoiled, and protected water. Amid abundant bird and marine life, kayakers find sweeping vistas of low islands, narrow blue channels, and high green bluffs. The area’s beauty more than makes up for its frustrating hydrography. The fall of the tides exposes sandbars and raises wide islands of waving cordgrass, making navigation a challenge in this largely unmarked area. It is very easy to get lost in the maze, and a walk is likely at low tide. Regardless, the rewards of paddling this quiet, special spot far outweigh the difficulties. Attractions: Bird-watching, unspoiled vistas, Cape Cod National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center and trails.
Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

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Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

by Lisa Gollin Evans (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

NAUSET MARSH is one of the most beautiful places in Massachusetts for paddling serene, unspoiled, and protected water. Amid abundant bird and marine life, kayakers find sweeping vistas of low islands, narrow blue channels, and high green bluffs.

The area’s beauty more than makes up for its frustrating hydrography. The fall of the tides exposes sandbars and raises wide islands of waving cordgrass, making navigation a challenge in this largely unmarked area. It is very easy to get lost in the maze, and a walk is likely at low tide. Regardless, the rewards of paddling this quiet, special spot far outweigh the difficulties. Attractions: Bird-watching, unspoiled vistas, Cape Cod National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center and trails.

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

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Eastham
Distance: 15.9
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: Day trip
Season: Best spring thru fall, weather depending
Local Contacts: Cape Cod National Seashore
Local Maps: NOAA 13246
Driving Directions: Directions to Nauset Marsh

Recent Trail Reviews

12/29/2011
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I recently explored Nauset Marsh, and wrote up a review (with images from the hike) on my website: http://lifeabsorbed.com/2012/01/02/exploring-cape-cod-nauset-marsh/


8/23/2009
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Kayaked from Orleans town landing (limited parking) to marsh and back. Nice sandy bottom in marsh with a feeling of isolation. We stopped at Hopkins Island in the Orleans cover for a quick picnic and a nice swim on the way back.



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