Hen Cove Landing

If you’re looking for a great starting point for a day on upper Buzzards Bay, head to Hen Cove Landing in the Bourne village of Pocasset. This busy town-owned boat ramp provides boaters, paddlers, and anglers with access to Hen Cove and Red Brook Harbor, one of Cape Cod’s favorite boating destinations.

Features

Hen Cove boat ramp in Pocasset

Ready for a day on Buzzards Bay? Head to Hen Cove Landing, where you can launch a boat or kayak into Hen Cove on Cape Cod.

Getting out on the water is quick and easy from Hen Cove Landing in Pocasset. This pier and paved boat ramp are well-maintained, offering boaters a spot to launch and enjoy a day on the waters of upper Buzzards Bay. There are a few parking spots here where you can leave your vehicle and trailer, as long as you have a town beach sticker.

Next door, Hen Cove Beach is a popular summer destination for local families. Together with the boat ramp, this section of shoreline along Hen Cove is a great destination for community members to enjoy summer on Buzzards Bay.

Habitats & Wildlife

From Hen Cove Landing, you can explore a variety of waterways in the upper portion of Buzzards Bay. If you’re on a kayak, paddle around Hen Cove’s protected shores past the beach to the nearby Sand Spit. Bring a fishing rod, and try casting a line from your kayak in search of small fish.

Hen Cove opens into Red Brook Harbor, which is well known as a boater’s paradise. Boaters can anchor near Bassetts Island to spend an afternoon playing on the water. For a day of striper fishing, head out past the island to the open waters of Buzzards Bay or Cape Cod Canal.

Property Owned By
Details
Hours: 5am-10pm
Parking: 2-3 parking spaces for vehicles and trailers; additional vehicle parking at Hen Cove Beach
Cost: Town beach parking sticker required ($25 for residents, $15 for senior residents, $50 for non-residents)
Dogs: Yes
Facilities: Boat Ramp, Kayak Launch, Pier (wood)
Boat Ramp: Yes (asphalt)
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
109 Circuit Ave.
Bourne, MA 02559
41.686267, -70.618882

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Hen Cove Landing
Bourne, MA
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