Edgewater Street Kayak Launch

Take a picturesque paddle along the rich shorelines of Nasketucket Bay from the Edgewater Street kayak launch in Fairhaven. This public landing on the marshy edge of Little Bay is the perfect place to put in a kayak or paddleboard, or spend an afternoon digging for clams.

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The rock and sand kayak launch at Edgewater Street

The unpaved launch at Edgewater Street is a little rocky and shallow – but it’s an excellent place to launch a kayak or paddleboard and lose yourself among the beautiful surrounding salt marshes.

Though it’s just a stone’s throw from the neighborhoods of Sconticut Neck, the Edgewater Street launch propels paddlers into an environment that feels a world away from the suburbs. The small, unpaved launch is an easy place to carry a kayak or paddleboard from your car and set off on an adventure. (The launch is rocky and shallow, so take caution at low tide. If you’re parking here, be aware that the street can flood at high tide.)

From here, experienced paddlers can circle Little Bay’s islands to explore these habitats and take in views of Nasketucket Bay beyond. Beginners can stick to the shoreline around the launch to wade in the shallows and investigate wildlife in the salt marshes. If you’re staying on shore, bring along a fishing pole or a clam rake to harvest the rich waters of Little Bay.

Habitats & Wildlife

Fed by the fresh waters of the Nasketucket River, Little Bay is a lush estuary where countless species of birds, fish, and shellfish live. Look for quiet herons and egrets, soaring ospreys, and quick-moving terns in pursuit of fish to eat. Below the water, schoolie stripers swim upstream in spring and summer.

At low tide, the launch becomes a prime place to explore as its rocky shoreline emerges. Search out snails and hermit crabs moving among the seaweed-strewn rocks and fiddler crabs standing guard by their muddy burrows. See some bubbles popping up from the wet mud? They’re from buried clams waiting for the tide to return. It’s no wonder that this place is also a popular spot to dig for quahogs — locals even call it “Quahog Heaven!”

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Details
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Space at the end of Edgewater Street
Dogs: Yes (on leash)
Facilities: None
Boat Ramp: Kayak Launch, Trash
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
Edgewater St.
Fairhaven, MA 02719
41.630414, -70.865972
Town of Fairhaven Harbormaster & Shellfish Department: (508) 979-4023 ext. 124
Email: harbormaster@fairhaven-ma.gov

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Edgewater Street Kayak Launch
Fairhaven, MA
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