Geoff Rand
A Sunday afternoon off the Weepecket beach.

Low, rocky, and mostly unremarkable, the Weepeckets are not so much a group of islands as they are a series of ledges, in places topped with scrubby vegetation or thinly rimmed with sand.

They reach almost two miles north from Naushon Island into the southeast corner of Buzzards Bay. This puts the Weepeckets close to the route of a boat crossing the Bay headed to or from Woods Hole, and they are only a slight diversion for a boat beating from the Canal down to Cuttyhunk or Quicks Hole.

If you're passing by with time for lunch and a swim, or you need to get the kids ashore, stopping here can be the perfect answer. Plus it's a great excuse to sail close aboard the beautiful Elizabeth Islands' shore.

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