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."