Island Wharf

If you’re ready to enjoy the best days of summer by boat, then head to Island Wharf on beautiful Sippican Harbor. Sailors, power boaters, and paddlers can launch and keep their boats at this town-owned wharf and park in Marion. And with a large, grassy lawn next to the docks, Island Wharf is a place where the whole family can play.

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sandy shoreline boat ramp at Island Wharf in Marion

With a sandy shoreline launch and dinghy storage, Island Wharf in Marion is a convenient place to start an adventure on Sippican Harbor.

Island Wharf sits on inner Sippican Harbor, in the heart of Marion’s quaint village. The sandy shoreline ramp next to the wharf offers a place for boats large and small to launch into the harbor. Boaters can purchase a wharf slip or dinghy storage to keep their boats at Island Wharf for the summer. (There’s often a wait list, so call early in the season!)

It’s not just boaters who enjoy Island Wharf. The town often hosts events at the park and performance stage next to the wharf, where families gather for movies, concerts, and more.

Habitats & Wildlife

Sippican Harbor’s deep, sparkling waters attract thousands of boaters each summer. From here, it’s an easy cruise out to the open waters of Buzzards Bay, where excellent fishing and sailing awaits. Kayakers can explore the harbor’s marshy, protected coves, from Hammett Cove north to Planting Island Cove south.

These tidal waters are full of life. Look for cormorants perched on nearby rocks and mooring balls, drying their ink-black feathers in the sun. Above, ospreys soar through the skies in summer, searching for fish swimming just below the water’s surface.

Property Owned By
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Large paved parking lot (vehicles and trailers up to 72 hours); resident privilege sticker required for overnight parking (May 31 to September 15); limited parking for non-residents
Cost: $10/year for resident privilege sticker; $100/year for non-resident parking sticker (includes overnight parking); $150/year for boat slip (additional $100 for non-residents); $40/year for dinghy storage (additional $100 for non-residents)
Dogs: No
Facilities: Boat Ramp, Kayak Launch, Dock (concrete/floating), Dinghy/Kayak Storage, Restrooms (seasonal), Showers (seasonal), Picnic Tables, Water
Boat Ramp: Yes (shoreline)
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
2 Island Wharf Rd.
Marion, MA 02738
41.704690, -70.761016
Marion Harbormaster: (508) 748-3535

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Island Wharf
Marion, MA
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