Preservation ~ Protection ~ Stewardship


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.  It has a long history of commercial & recreational fishing, packet boat transportation, whaling (now whale watching), shellfish farming and marine recreation. Barnstable Harbor is the Town of Barnstable’s only north side harbor and has been a major tourist destination along the historic Old King’s Highway/Route 6A for many years.

Join Us in our Effort to Preserve and Protect Your Harbor

Be sure to Sign-Up for our E-Alerts to stay in touch with what’s going on in your harbor.

Join or Renew your Membership, Donate and/or Volunteer to support Friends of Barnstable Harbor in our mission.

We are building our website into a Factual Information Sharing Resource. 

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