Great Marshes

Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

Great Marshes ends in West Barnstable, Massachusetts.

7 feet (2 meters)

5.06 miles (8.14 sq kilometers)

About The Great Marshes

Great Marshes is a Swamp located in Barnstable County, MA. Starting in the Great Marshes has a total surface area of 3.1 miles. The Great Marshes has an elevation of 7 feet. Find maps, fishing guides and recreation info at Guidesly.


All About the Great Marshes, MA

The Great Marsh is one of the longest marshes in New England, measuring up to 20,000- 30,000 acres. The topography of the location is diverse with varying dunes, rivers, small islands, mudflats, and saltwater marshes. It is located in the state of Massachusetts.

In the past, the coastal islands surrounding the Great Marsh were used for its regional industries like fishing, clamming, and boat-building. In particular, boat-building was the most important factor in driving up the economy in the region, with the Essex yards building about 3,300 to 4000 ships between 1650 to 1950, 27 of which were US-flagged vessels.

Other than its successful shipbuilding industry the region is also known for accommodating a diverse population, both aquatic and otherwise. With around 300 bird species both living and migrating, have been recorded at the site. The Great Marsh is also an internationally recognized Important Bird Area. With the surrounding parks serving as rest spots for visitors to take advantage of the scenic views the great marsh has to offer.

Great Marshes Fishing Description