|Great Island forms the western side of Wellfleet Harbor and extends about 5 miles from Chequesset Neck towards Eastham. Jeremy Point is a long sand spit extending about one mile beyond the end of Great Island. The sands shift from year to year ever changing the landscape.||Go Ashore on a deserted sandy Beach on Great Island. Take a swim in 70 degree water. Have a picnic, or get "lost" in the dunes. The boat will be waiting for you.|
beaching it on Great Island, Bay side
|Destination: Jeremy Point (Billingsgate Island in background)|
50 acres with houses and people living there. By the
1920's it washed away and the houses were floated to the
mainland. All that remains is a rocky shoal.
|This is the very tip of Jeremy Point about 1/2 mile past the end of Great Island at dead low tide. The shoals of Billingsgate Island are exposed in the background.||Jeremy
Island in background at low tide.
|Destination: Great Island Inner Marsh|
Great Island inner marsh has
a very small hidden entrance protected by a sand bar on the south, and
narrow entrance from the north. It can be accessed at high tide,
and is ideal for kayakers. I always wanted to take my boat in
there. July 31 we had light winds and high tide so we tried it.
"This marsh is cool"
|Marsh looking west towards Cape Cod Bay|
the harbor on the other side of the beach!
|Great Island and Jeremy Point at Low
side low tide
at low tide off
Great Island with Provincetown Monument in distance
Side at low
tide looking southwest..
at low tide looking
between Lieutenants Island and Indian Neck. You can see it from
the road across from the South Wellfleet General Store. It is
named after the "Blackfish" or Pilot Whales which go aground here
routinely, and have for hundreds of years. Previously gathered
for food and oil, the Marine Mammal Rescue League now tries to rescue
these cetaceans and take them back out to sea. No one knows why
they strand themselves here.