Barnstable Harbor and Great Marsh of West Barnstable

Barnstable, Massachusetts 02630

Barnstable Harbor and Great Marsh of West Barnstable

Barnstable Harbor and Great Marsh of West Barnstable Professional Review and Guide

"Paddle Barnstable Harbor and the Great Marsh in the fall or spring for superb bird-watching, terrific vistas, and a good dose of solitude on the magnificent beaches of Sandy Neck. The best paddle allows time for exploring Sandy Neck Beach on foot, but paddlers must remember, to return Cinderella-like, before low tide turns the harbor to mud.

Although the trip is wholly within protected waters, note that an east or northeast wind creates significant chop in the harbor and a southwest wind at high tide creates waves that can make both the return trip a chore and your mid-trip landing difficult on Sandy Neck. Attractions: Salt marsh, bird-watching, sandy beach for picnicking, swimming."

Barnstable Harbor and Great Marsh of West Barnstable Reviews

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BE SURE TO GET THERE EARLY BECUASE LOT FILLS UP. LANDING ONSHORE ON SANDY NECK IS NOT EASY. OTHERWISE FANTASTIC PLACE WITH GREAT WETLANDS.
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Trail Information

Barnstable
Nearby City
10
Distance
Moderate
Skill Level
Day trip
Duration
Best spring thru fall, weather depending
Season
NOAA 13251, 13246
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Jul 2018