Washburn Island and Waquoit Bay

Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540

Washburn Island and Waquoit Bay

Washburn Island and Waquoit Bay Professional Review and Guide

"A visit to Washburn Island by kayak is a must-do Cape adventure. For novices, shallow Waquoit Bay offers miles of protected paddling. For more-advanced paddlers, a circumnavigation of Washburn Island can include challenging conditions in Nantucket Sound. For nature-lovers, the trip visits three significant natural areas including Washburn Island, South Cape Beach State Park, and the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

It is nicest by far in the off-season, but it can also be heavenly midweek in summer when paddlers can swim in the inviting waters. Camp at one of Washburn Island’s eleven wilderness campsites for the ultimate experience. Kayakers who love to fish will also enjoy this trip. Attractions: Island for camping and picnicking; salt marsh; birdwatching; fishing; sandy barrier beach for picnicking; clean, shallow water for swimming."

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Best spring thru fall, weather depending
NOAA 13229, 13237
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Jul 2018