Barnstable Harbor is a tropical paradise during the middle of the summer. On a bright sunny day the crystal clear waters take on a turquoise glow that can make you feel like you’re in the Caribbean.
Just about everywhere you look in Barnstable Harbor feels as if it was a scene taken straight from a postcard. In particular the Sandy Neck Colony at Beach Point is one spot that has graced the cover of many Cape Cod calendars, and been the subject of many photographs and paintings.
When I think about Barnstable Harbor during the summer, a calm, peaceful feeling descends upon me. It is awfully difficult to spend a day fishing, boating or just wandering around this area without feeling a refreshed and renewed sense of hope for this world.
The water, dunes and sky of Barnstable Harbor is teeming with life. From sand eels to piping plovers, sea clams to pilot whales, you never know what you might encounter.
In this article I’ll share with you some words of wisdom from my lifetime of experiences fishing, boating and exploring Barnstable Harbor during the middle of the summer.
Specifically we’ll discuss some areas worth visiting, some fishing techniques worth using, plus some tidbits of advice for how you can make the most of a day spent on the harbor.
I’m fortunate to have grown up on the beach, and I’ve been fishing since kindergarten. I have great family, friends and fishing experiences to be thankful for. Just being out there is enough-catching fish is just a bonus!