|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.|
|Great Island Beach-Harbor and Bay sides
|Busy weekend at Great island, Harbor side
||Michelle, Marissa, and Amanda beaching it on
Great Island, Bay side
|Destination: Jeremy Point (Billingsgate Island in background)|
|Billingsgate Island once comprised 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 Point with Billingsgate Island in
background at low tide.
|Destination: Great Island Inner Marsh|
|The 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.
|John, (pushing off the bottom with
"This marsh is cool"
|Marsh looking west towards Cape Cod Bay|
|Marsh looking west-detail
|| See the harbor on the other side of the
|Great Island and Jeremy
Point at Low Tide
|Great island Bay side low tide looking north
||Cape Cod Bay at low tide off Great Island with
Provincetown Monument in distance
|Great Island Bay Side at low tide looking
||Cape Cod Bay at low tide looking west
|Blackfish Creek forms an inlet 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.
|Shore of Blackfish