Experienced New England boaters, and especially fishermen, have long known that Barnstable Harbor serves as both a safe haven and a gateway to many kinds of watery adventure, but there’s more to this Cape Cod town than meets the eye. The Town of Barnstable comprises 7 villages, including West Barnstable and Barnstable Village. West Barnstable borders the inner harbor and the sprawling 4,000-acre Great Marshes, the second largest saltmarsh system on the East Coast (the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Chesapeake Bay is the largest), while the outer harbor belongs to Barnstable. Featuring majestic dunes rising up to 100′ tall in some spots, Sandy Neck presides over it all, making Barnstable the ultimate one-stop shop for some of the best boating, fishing, nature-watching and camping on Cape Cod.

Barnstable Chart
Barnstable Chart