Waquoit Bay is in Falmouth and Mashpee, seemingly split down the middle by the towns’ borders. It is a beautiful saltwater bay that also boasts Washburn Island, a 330 acre undeveloped island which is accessible only by boat. Waquoit Bay and Washburn Island are part of the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Campsites can be reserved for a primitive camping experience on the island. It is bordered by the Bay, the Seapit River and Eel Pond in Falmouth.
Storm clouds advanced on the bay, bringing a loud thunderstorm to the area.
A stone jetty is at the entrance to the bay; here, Washburn Island is on the right. A popular beach for boaters on the island is just inside the jetty, known for its warm water and (mostly) gentle waves.
At high tide, parts of the jetty are underwater, or barely visible.
Very popular with kitesurfers, the access for this activity is a bit of a challenge – but find it, they do.
I’ll have more on the Bay coming up, as well as on a trip to the visitor center that is in my plans.