Our mission is “the preservation and enhancement of the historic nautical character and quality of Barnstable Harbor” and the anticipation of its “long-range environmental requirements and challenges”.




Barnstable Harbor is a beautiful scene at the end of the lane for some, to others it provides a livelihood.  For many it is a summer or a year round paradise that imprints a lifetime of memories.  For all of us, it’s the harbor we love.

Join Us in our Effort to Preserve and Protect Barnstable Harbor


Our activities include Creek Clean-ups and a Free Lecture Series.  Our committees are working on Environmental and Educational initiatives; as well as on a Harbor Management Plan/Blueprint to map out an informed vision for the future of Barnstable Harbor.

We work with Town of Barnstable officials, local business owners and the entire harbor community in our efforts to preserve and protect Barnstable Harbor.

We are building our website into a resource for all things Barnstable Harbor.  Please take a moment to explore the What You Can Do or Resources & Information areas of our website.

We are an all volunteer organization so we rely on members not only to support us financially, but also to participate on committees and/or events or in any manner that one can offer.



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