Jetty Walk

Wells, Maine

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Visit a wide seawall for a broad perspective of the Wells Harbor channel, Wells Beach and Drakes Island, and a boardwalk through fragile dune habitat. A breakwater is a barrier designed to protect a harbor or beach from the force of ocean waves. The jetty boulders at Wells Harbor are flat sided and secure for safe walking (when the waves aren’t crashing over the breakwater). However, pay careful attention to the gaps between the boulders and take deliberate steps. The channel directs boats behind the Wells barrier beach to the mouth of the Webhannet River. Special Features: boardwalk over sand dunes, wide pink granite jetty extending into the ocean, harbor views, and shorebirds and harbor seals.
Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine

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Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine

by Julia Older & Steve Sherman (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Visit a wide seawall for a broad perspective of the Wells Harbor channel, Wells Beach and Drakes Island, and a boardwalk through fragile dune habitat. A breakwater is a barrier designed to protect a harbor or beach from the force of ocean waves. The jetty boulders at Wells Harbor are flat sided and secure for safe walking (when the waves aren’t crashing over the breakwater).

However, pay careful attention to the gaps between the boulders and take deliberate steps. The channel directs boats behind the Wells barrier beach to the mouth of the Webhannet River. Special Features: boardwalk over sand dunes, wide pink granite jetty extending into the ocean, harbor views, and shorebirds and harbor seals.

©  Julia Older & Steve Sherman/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: Wells
Distance: 1.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 30 minutes
Season: Best spring through fall
Driving Directions: Directions to Jetty Walk

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