Waquoit Bay

Cape Cod
Beach info
Region
Cape Cod
Beach info

Waquoit Bay is an enclosed bay that is very shallow in parts. Although the beaches face West and NW, it is best flown in South and SW winds. Its shallow flat water is great for beginners to practice as well as experenced kiters. The winds can be gusty, and typically blow a few mph less than other South facing beaches on the Cape. The road down to the parking lots is very rough and may require either 4WD vehicles or ones with high ground clearance. The two parking lots are small, and can only fit a few cars. Carpooling in the summer is highly encouraged.

Launch information
There are 2 launch areas, located near each parking lot. Both have small sections of beach to launch from, so launch the kite from the water whenever possible. The launch area near the 1st parking area is lined with trees. The second area has less trees and more room to launch, the water is very shallow for a ways out. If possible, walk away from beach goers across the mouth of the pond and setup/launch on the beach that faces NW.
Restrictions

There are no official restrictions at Waquoit Bay. Please follow any directions on any signs or other information posted.

Local rules
Taken from a sign a local group put up. Please follow and respect these rules.

Quick crossing of the marked boat channel permitted, but kiting in it or around boats prohibited.
The boat channel extends the entire length of the spit of land with osprey nest out to the last bouy.
DO NOT launch kite near beachgoers.
DO NOT fly kite directly over beachgoers.
Complience with a few simple rules will keep this bay open to all.
Hazards
Please stay out of the boat channel! Watch the trees if launching near parking lot.
Parking
There are 2 parking lots, both fit less than 10 cars. The parking is free. 181-199 Wills Work Road
Nearby bars/restaurants
Bobby Byrnes
Route 151 & Route 28
Mashpee, MA 02649
(508) 477-0600
bobbybyrnes.com
Wind information
Best directions
SW