Boston: Peddocks Island Paddle

Paddle to sandy sanctuaries, explore an old fort, and camp on the Boston Harbor Islands on this scenic 9.7-mile out-and-back to Peddocks Island.
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  • Distance: 14.9



Location: 42.269832611084, -70.8574142456055

Launch from ramp by restaurant/marina. Follow channel SW, then NW past World's End (forested knob on L)


Location: 42.2764511108398, -70.8895492553711

From Sunset Pt., paddle NW to Bumpkin Island. Camping (with free permit) available; continue along island's SSW side


Location: 42.2795181274414, -70.9016189575195

Pass Bumpkin Island ferry dock; from NW side of island, head NW across high-traffic Hingham Bay toward Peddocks Island, marked by two drumlins and connected by a low strip of land framing Boston skyline


Location: 42.2987174987793, -70.9285659790039

Peddocks Island: beach landing on 134-acre spit. Camp at open sites (with free permit) near Windmill Point


Location: 42.2988166809082, -70.927734375

From Peddocks, head SE across Hingham Bay to Bumpkin Island


Location: 42.2823181152344, -70.9034805297852

L @ NW tip of Bumpkin Island, follow along NNE side of island to SE end


Location: 42.2800521850586, -70.8949127197266

At Bumpkin's SE tip, make hard L and return through Sunset Point channel; Worlds End approaches to S; cross channel and follow along N side Worlds End


Location: 42.2724075317383, -70.8763427734375

Hard R, then follow peninsula to rocky beach on R between Worlds End island and Planters Hill


Location: 42.2681846618652, -70.8769836425781

Rocky beach landing; fine picnic spot overlooking Weir River, Hingham Harbor, skyline. Enjoy 4+ miles of trails on Worlds End; boat launch is due E