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Rock Harbor Marsh

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Unique area and a must see if visiting this part of the Cape

The extreme tides make this part of the Cape a lot of fun at low tide when you can walk seemingly... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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This is what going to the Cape is all about. The scenery is breathtaking and makes you want to... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
New Jersey
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“the sun set”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

There are nice sunsets here but it is also good to come earlier and watch the fishing boats unload their catch. things have not changed much from life 100 years ago in this respect.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank waiake1
Reviewed 15 September 2018

The extreme tides make this part of the Cape a lot of fun at low tide when you can walk seemingly forever. It is really fun with small children. Not much for lying on the sand but good for walking at low tide and seeing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JudyK288
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This is what going to the Cape is all about. The scenery is breathtaking and makes you want to crawl in there, get all muddy and look for stuff. Definitely brings out the little boy in you.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank XSki007
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We always love coming here after a day on the National Seashore, after dinner and dessert. Very scenic, beautiful place to watch sunset on the Cape!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jeffn499
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Perfect stop for sunset! We arrived 5 minutes past sunset and still had a beautiful view! Parking is free in the evening. Bring bug spray to ward off the gnats.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JaymeC28
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Rock Harbor is subject of quintessential CC sunset photos. The sunsets are amazing. The trees that are signposts for boats to navigate the channel are unique. Purples, oranges, pinks, reds across the horizon. Rock Harbor pops up in many guides as The Place For Sunsets,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank familytravel13
Reviewed 19 June 2018

One of my most favorite walks on the Cape is going out on the flats at low tide. I start before dead low tide and follow the trees that mark the channel, and walk for at least 1/2 mile.....the water is warm, the sand is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Camie F
Reviewed 16 June 2018

During low tide we were able to walk about a 1/2 mile out and see the oyster cage. My son enjoyed picking up the hermit crabs and shrimp as there were an abundance of them.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank lizz K
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

You absolutely need to come here! It is a lovely place to watch the fishing “fleet come and go” and make sure you check tide charts if you are looking to see fishing boats or their catch because if it is low tide, the piers...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank PekepooEmma
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Gorgeous anytime but we love low tide so we can walk out on the flats and wade through the tidal pools. Sunsets are magical here and at high tides the quintessential fishing boats go in and out of the harbor. Grab a coffee or specialty...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Justin P
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Gail G
10 August 2018|
Response from Spickate |
I think it depends who is there. Went last night and it was just a guy and a keyboard. Steel pan would’ve been nice tho
28 June 2018|
Response from Spickate |
Plenty of folks had their well behaved four legged friends in tow. No signage stating it was not permitted so I’d say go for it.