Wings Cove Launching Ramp

For boaters in Marion and Rochester, Wings Cove Launching Ramp is an excellent spot to launch for a day of fishing in upper Buzzards Bay or the Cape Cod Canal. Located at the head of sheltered Wings Cove, this town-owned boat ramp provides an easy place for local boaters and paddlers to get out on the water.

Discover Buzzards Bay Sponsored By primary sponsor logo
Discover Buzzards Bay Sponsored By

Features

Wings Cove from launching ramp

Launch from the ramp on Wings Cove to reach the upper portion of Buzzards Bay and the Cape Cod Canal.

If you’re looking for an alternative to busy Sippican Harbor, check out the launching ramp on Wings Cove. This concrete ramp, open to residents of Marion and Rochester, is accessible for trailered boats, small watercraft, and kayaks. There’s also dinghy storage here, which offers a place to keep small boats and paddlecraft for a small annual fee.

From Wings Cove, boaters can easily reach one of Buzzards Bay’s best fishing destinations: the Cape Cod Canal. Cruise around Stony Point Dike to reach the canal, where you can cast a line for stripers and other fascinating finds.

Habitats & Wildlife

Wings Cove is located in the upper portion of Buzzards Bay, just west of Stony Point Dike. The launching ramp sits at the very head of the cove, where salt marshes and forests line these secluded, mostly undeveloped shores.

For paddlers, Wings Cove is a delight to explore. There’s much less boat traffic here than in neighboring harbors and coves, so the shoreline is calm and quiet. Discover wading birds in the salt marsh, soundlessly stalking their next meal. As you paddle toward the mouth of the cove, the shoreline transitions to sandy beach, where scrubby cedar, oak, and pine trees grow.

Property Owned By
Details
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Small paved parking area (vehicles and trailers); Marion or Rochester resident privilege sticker required to park at all times
Cost: $10/year for Marion resident privilege sticker; $20/year for Rochester resident privilege sticker; $40/year for dinghy storage (additional $100 for non-residents)
Dogs: Yes
Facilities: Boat Ramp, Kayak Launch
Boat Ramp: Yes (concrete)
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
64 Delano Rd.
Marion, MA 02738
41.706467, -70.730889
Marion Harbormaster: (508) 748-3535

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Wings Cove Launching Ramp
Marion, MA
View larger map

Related Stories

13 spots to go trail running around southeastern Massachusetts

Combine the benefits of running with the pleasure of connecting with the great outdoors on one of these 13 trails around the region.

Full Story ›
14 places to learn how to sail on Buzzards Bay this summer

If you’ve ever watched sailboats breeze by in summer and wondered how you or your kids could learn how to sail, then you’re in luck. These 14 locations offer group and private sailing lessons that will help you get out on the water in no time!

Full Story ›
Protected land on Mattapoisett River will safeguard Marion’s clean drinking water

The Coalition has conserved 164 acres of forestland in the Mattapoisett River Valley to protect a well that supplies drinking water to Marion residents.

Full Story ›

Upcoming Events Near Here

Learn to Quahog: Onset Bay
Sat, September 08
1:30PM - 3:00PM
Onset Pier,
Wareham
Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Sun, September 30
Sakonnet Point, RI to Woods Hole,
Falmouth

Nearby Places To Go

Weweantic River Boat Ramp

Explore the Weweantic River in a small boat, kayak, or paddleboard from the Route 195 state boat ramp in Wareham.

Old Landing Wharf

Water-loving Marion residents can begin a day of boating or kayaking from Old Landing Wharf on Sippican Harbor.

Island Wharf

Boaters and paddlers will find a place to launch and keep their boats at this wharf and park on Sippican Harbor in Marion.

Current Issues

Nitrogen Pollution

Nitrogen pollution is the greatest long-term threat to the health of Buzzards Bay. We all contribute nitrogen pollution to our local waterways. Fortunately, we can all do our part to stop it.

Read More ›
41
out of 100