Hen Cove Beach offers a wide expanse of sand in a quiet section of Pocasset. With calm, protected waters and a roped-off swimming area, this town beach is perfect for families with small children. Savor the view across the cove, where many boats launch onto these tranquil waters from the boat ramp just down the street.
Feel like going on a family exploration during your beach day? Take a walk across the street, where small paths lead through sandy pine barrens to a salt marsh overlooking Pocasset Heights. Between the beach and the trail, you’ll find plenty to discover here on Hen Cove.
Habitats & Wildlife
Hen Cove’s sandy bottom is home to hard clams and other shellfish. Although quahogging isn’t permitted at the beach, the nearby Sand Spit is a family area where you can dig for clams (with a town of Bourne shellfishing permit).
On the water, look for a wide variety of bird life that visit Hen Cove throughout the year. Herons, ospreys, and egrets are often seen in the summer, and eiders and buffleheads raft out on the surface in winter.