Waterfront Realty Group

Waterfront Realty specializes in selling certain specialty/exclusive areas such Gurnet Point, Saquish, Clarks Island, Plymouth/Long Beach and more. These private spots are the areas’ hidden gems, which seldom come for sale with properties staying in families for generations. Access is by 4x4 vehicle, foot, or boat only. The beaches in these areas are some of the best the area has to offer, but are private and only available to the homeowners and their guests to use. Please call for more information on these specialty properties, as many sell without being actually listed for sale to the public.

These homes are ‘off the grid’ which means they do not have public utilities such as public water, electricity, phone, cable, etc. Power is often supplied by either solar panels or wind turbines coupled to batteries, or use of generators. Some go without and simply use propane to supply the lighting, refrigerator, hot water, cooking, etc. Private wells or rainwater cisterns are used for water, and septic systems for wastewater. There is something to be said about living off the grid, and it’s this simpler way of life that many come to enjoy to get away from it all.

Gurnet Point, Massachusetts

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gurnet Point, also known as The Gurnet, is located at the end of the peninsula at the entrance to Plymouth Bay in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and is a headland and the small private settlement located on it. The Pilgrims who settled Plymouth in 1620 named it Gurnett’s Nosefor its resemblance to headlands in the English Channel where gurnettfish were plentiful. The Gurnet (pronounced gurn-it with the accent on the first syllable) is the home of Plymouth (Gurnet) Lighthouse as well as of Fort Andrew from the Revolutionary War. Its only access by land is from the Powder Point Bridge at Duxbury Beach 5 miles to the north by foot or by 4-wheel drive beach buggies, but access is restricted to property owners, residents and their guests, except for once a year on Memorial Day when the lighthouse is open to the public.

Saquish Head

Saquish Head, sometimes called Saquish Beach or simply referred to as Saquish, is located at the end of the peninsula at the entrance to Plymouth Bay in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and is a headland and the small private settlement located on that headland. It is located east of Clark's Island and west of Gurnet Point. Its only access by land is from the Powder Point Bridge at Duxbury Beach 5 miles to the north by foot or by 4-wheel drive beach buggies, but access is restricted to property owners, residents and their guests.

Saquish was likely an island at the time of the arrival of the Pilgrims.[1][2] The prevailing story concerning the name "Saquish" is that it derives from a Wampanoag name meaning "abundance of clams", but one writer says he believes it to mean "small creek".[3]

Clark's Island

Clark's Islandis the name of a small island located in Plymouth Bay in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. It was named for the first mate of the Mayflower, the ship that brought the Pilgrims to New England. The first mate was Richard Clarke, though the island should actually be spelled Clarke's Island. The island was initially considered for the location of the Pilgrim's settlement, but was rejected in favor of a site to the south, which became known as Plymouth, Massachusetts.[1] Today Clark's Island is a part of the town of Plymouth.

While it is rumored that Truman Capote wrote much of In Cold Blood while staying at a cottage on the island, he actually wrote the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's.[citation needed]

Clark's Island is located in Plymouth Harbor, a part of Plymouth Bay. Although physically closer to the town of Duxbury, the island is officially part of the town of Plymouth, as are the outermost points of Duxbury Beach, Saquish Neck and Gurnet Point. The island is located north of the Duxbury Pier Light (locally known as "Bug Light") and Saquish Neck, and west of Saquish Head.

Plymouth Beach, Massachusetts

Plymouth Beach (also called Plymouth Long Beachor The Point) is a small village located in PlymouthMassachusettsUnited States. It is located directly south of Plymouth Center, and is adjacent to Plimoth Plantation. Plymouth Beach consists of a motel, a restaurant and a small beachside community along Warren Cove.

Barrier beach

The village of Plymouth Beach is best known for its prominent barrier beach. The beach is approximately three miles in length. It begins just south of the Eel River bridge on Route 3A, and juts out almost due north, running along the last ½ mile (0.8km) of the river before it empties into Plymouth Harbor. The barrier beach offers protection of Plymouth Harbor.

Plymouth Beach is also an important breeding and nesting site for several threatened and endangered shorebirds, including the Piping Plover and the LeastArcticCommon and Roseate Terns. The beach is a critical checkpoint in migratory birds flight. The birds stop at Plymouth beach to rejuvenate. The birds' routes typically span up to 3,000 miles (4,858km) of non-stop flight. The barrier beach is intensively managed by the Town of Plymouth to allow some recreational activities while protecting nesting birds and the fragile barrier beach system. Plover and tern nesting areas are monitored and protected by Town staff. One of the largest Common Tern colonies in Massachusetts is located at the point. Plymouth Beach has a mix of public and private ownership, with 90% of the barrier beach owned by the Town of Plymouth.