Plymouth Harbor Jetty

PLYM-014A, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA


Owned By: Town of Plymouth

This expansive stone jetty extends for 0.58 miles into Plymouth Harbor. Also on site, the Plymouth Harbormaster and the Leo F. DeMarsh State Boat Ramp, as well as a small public park with a paved/concrete walkway along the water’s edge. The boat launching ramp is appropriate for both trailer and car-top boats (launch/parking fee applies to both).


Do not park here UNLESS you are towing a car-top or trailered boat. Instead, use the town-owned parking lot next door (in front of East Bay Grill). For details on using the boat launch, visit our listing for Leo F. DeMarsh State Boat Ramp.

This land is within the region of the Patuxet Wampanoag tribe, who inhabited the area around the Jones River now known as Duxbury, Kingston and Plymouth. To learn more about our local tribes, we encourage you to interact with their members. The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe and the Herring Pond Wampanoag both share information on their websites. 

Trail Description

A paved/concrete path extends along the water’s edge for 0.25 miles from the landward end of the Plymouth Harbor Jetty and through a small town park. The jetty itself is about 0.58 miles in length, with a guardrail. Bear in mind that the terrain is a long series of flat-topped boulders with varying-sized gaps in between. If you’re up for it, this makes for a pleasant walk! Within the park, be sure to check out the solar clock, which is visible from the walkway and marked with an informative sign.

To continue your walk, head north on Water Street, where you’ll find paved pathways through Mabbett Park and Pilgrim Memorial State Park, with gorgeous waterfront views.

Habitats and Wildlife

This property is located directly on the Atlantic Ocean, at Plymouth Harbor.

PLYM-014A, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: Yes

Lifeguards: No

Size: Jetty is 0.58 miles. Pathway along shoreline is 0.25 miles.

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Unless you are towing a boat, use the town-owned parking lot (with seasonal fees) on Water Street, in front of East Bay Grill.

Cost: Free for walking; fee for launching boats.

Trail Difficulty: Medium, Hard


Adjacent park offers bicycle rack, benches, trash receptacles, picnic tables, solar calendar. Launch ramp is suitable for canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and larger, trailered boats. Geocache location.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: Yes

ADA Access: The concrete walkway is accessible. The jetty is not wheelchair-friendly.

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Plymouth Harbor (Cape Cod Bay)