Kayak Launch Location


Mackeral Cove Beach, Jamestown: (CRMC designation n/a) Directions from Jamestown Bridge, take North Main Road exit, head south to stoplight, continue thru on Southwest Ave., swing right on to the Mackeral Cover causeway. If coming from the Newport Bridge, exit to downtown Jamestown and go south on Canonicus Ave (ie the main street thru town) and turn right on to Hamilton Ave. Situated at the head of a long cove, there is a sandy cobble beach, while the remainder of the cove has a rocky shore. There are lifeguards and portable restrooms during the summer. On-site pay parking is available to town non-residents during summer season Boats and windsurfers are allowed only after 5 p.m. and during the off season. There are several paths on the north side of the road through the bushes that access Sheffield Cove. A narrow sandy cobble beach is suitable for launching toward Dutch Harbor anytime except extreme low tides.

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