Cape Cod Fishing Access Points

Cape Cod, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and abundant marine life, offers a diverse range of fishing locations for anglers. Whether you're looking for a serene spot to shore fish or a ramp to launch your boat, the Cape has something for everyone. Below is a guide to key fishing spots across Cape Cod, from Bourne to Provincetown. Note that some locations may require a fee or a parking sticker, purchasable in advance, and certain spots are limited to town residents only (RO).

Bourne to Falmouth: Gateway to Cape Cod

  • Bourne: Offers multiple sites like Barlow’s Landing and Bourne Marina with paved ramps accessible at all tides. Canal at Electric Avenue provides resident-only access.
  • Falmouth: Known for its numerous access points including Childs River off Rte. 28 and Falmouth Inner Harbor. Great Pond and Green Pond also offer paved ramps, with Menauhant Road and Megansett Harbor serving as notable mentions.

Sandwich to Mashpee: Northern Shores

  • Sandwich: Features the Canal Basin and the east end of the Canal with paved and sand ramps. Scusset Beach State Park provides a jetty and paved access.
  • Mashpee: Daniels Island Rd. and Great Neck Road, among others, offer paved ramps. South Cape Beach and Poponesset Beach are highlighted shore fishing areas.

Barnstable to Yarmouth: Mid-Cape Destinations

  • Barnstable: Offers a variety of ramps and beaches, including Barnstable Harbor and Lewis Bay Road Hyannis. Many locations are resident-only.
  • Yarmouth: Home to multiple access points like Bay View Street and Smugglers Beach, with paved ramps and jetties available. High Bank Road offers shore fishing.

Dennis to Chatham: Eastern Shores

  • Dennis: Provides access through Cold Storage Rd., Sesuit Neck Road, and other locations with paved ramps.
  • Harwich: Features Allens Harbor and Saquatucket Harbor with paved ramps available at all tides.
  • Chatham: Offers several spots including Barn Hill Rd. and Ryder’s Cove, with various access points available for fishing.

Orleans to Provincetown: The Outer Cape

  • Orleans: Arey’s Pond and Rock Harbor among other locations offer paved ramps and jetties.
  • Eastham: Notable for its access to Rock Harbor and Hemenway Road with paved ramps.
  • Wellfleet: Town Pier provides a paved ramp accessible at all tides.
  • Truro: Pamet Harbor is available for fishing with a paved ramp.
  • Provincetown: West End Parking Lot and Commercial Street offer paved access, accommodating a range of fishing activities.

Each location across Cape Cod offers unique opportunities for both recreational and seasoned anglers. With a variety of species available for catch and picturesque views, fishing on the Cape is an experience not to be missed. Ensure to check the Fish and Game Office of Fishing and Boating Access (FBA) website for the most current information and regulations before heading out.

Massachusetts Where to Fish in Cape Cod

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