A meander on a March afternoon in Woods Hole, brought us to an interesting spot in Sippewissett called Racing Beach. There is not too much information available from a brief search except for a mention of the Buzzards Bay oil spill of 2003, real estate ads, and a historic summary put out by the Woods Hole Museum. It is not a public beach; some homes have deeded rights to the beach, yet most all are across the street.
Since this was March, there was some icing still happening at the high tide line, remaining through the days. You can see it in this image, outlining The Knob.
Everyone has their personal preferences, and I must say there was something about this beach that did not enthrall me, even though the view of Buzzards Bay is beautiful. Perhaps it is the rocks piled along the beach right on the street, or the way it has been developed, but it felt artificial to me (similar to using excessive bark mulch for landscaping, taking away nature’s beauty. Give me a cottage garden any day.).
Off in the distance, Cleveland Ledge Light (more here).
Were extra rocks brought in, or do they naturally occur, is the question, as the landscape is so different from other Buzzards Bay coastal beaches.
It is a beautiful spot for sunsets, however.
The views here are solely the opinion of the writer and are not intended to be a review of the area or a critique. Others are encouraged to disagree.