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Barnstable Harbor is one of Cape Cod’s most beautiful and sensitive eco-systems. Surrounded by the towns of Barnstable, Sandwich, Yarmouth & Dennis, it is the Town of Barnstable's only north side harbor and its only direct access to Cape Cod Bay. It has a long history of commercial & recreational fishing, packet boat transportation, whaling (now whale watching), shellfish farming and marine recreation. Barnstable Harbor has been a major tourist destination along the historic Old King’s Highway/Route 6A for many years.
Friends of Barnstable Harbor is dedicated to the preservation and protection of this rare and wonderful asset. Our goal is to provide stewardship for the immediate and long-term welfare, upkeep and enhancement of a unique mid-cape resource.
Friends of Barnstable Harbor invites you to join us in safeguarding our beautiful, bountiful and time-honored Barnstable Harbor. Science based data is one of the best tools we can use to provide this protection for generations to come. Learn more about our Benthic Habitat Mapping Project/ Finfish-Shellfish Study.