Going Ashore

An easy dinghy trip to the beach, to the Yacht Club float or to the Lobster Cove docks will get you to Annisquam's best shoreside features: both sides of the river are inviting and relaxing places to walk.

On the west shore is Wingaersheek Beach, narrow at high tide and surprisingly expansive at low. As you contemplate the passage out of the river, it's fun to watch kids playing on the beach, seemingly in reach of the nuns marking the west side of the channel.

On the east side is the village of Annisquam, whose quiet residential streets full of neat cottages are delightful to explore.

And the footbridge across Lobster Cove is nearly irresistible.

lobster cove from footbridge
Geoff Rand
The moorings in Lobster Cove, viewed from the footbridge.
annisquam cottages
Geoff Rand
The old cottages of Annisquam blend quietly into the landscape.

One Hour Ashore

Ice cream at the market in Lobster Cove, or sunset on the beach.

Off the Beaten Path

The streets of Annisquam are pretty and never crowded. The walk out to the lighthouse is short.

Maritime History

A sign on shore reads "For nearly two and a half centuries Annisquam was a fishing and shipbuilding center." The evidence that remains is mostly read in the architecture.

Rainy Day

There are no public indoor diversions here.


  • Launch
  • Dinghy
  • Showers
  • Restrooms

The Annisquam Yacht Club launch serves their guest moorings.

To get to the village, dinghy in to the yacht club float or Lobster Cove Marina. Or dinghy to the beach.

The yacht club has showers and restrooms.