Let’s go tide pooling! 5 spots filled with the magic of sea life

September 04, 2020 / Good to Know, In The News, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

Excerpt from The Boston Globe | Written by Globe Correspondents, Diane Blair and Pamela | Photo by Erin Clark | Published September 4, 2020

If you love to go tide pooling, then Wingaersheek Beach is one magical destination to add to your day trip list! Winga is one of 5 coastal spots featured in a recent Boston Globe article that’s just a short drive from Boston. Learn more about the best time to go, tips, and any travel restrictions for your tide pool adventures. Read the full article here:

Dubbed Winga by locals, this popular beach is located at the western edge of the city along the Annisquam River and Ipswich Bay. At low tide, the water retreats nearly a mile, exposing a long sandbar and jumbles of rocks that trap salty sea puddles. Go rock hopping along the shore, and peer into tide pools filled with sea creatures like hermit crabs, tiny shrimp, and snails. There are also great views out to sea and of the 1801 Annisquam Lighthouse. There are a limited number of nonresident parking spaces, $30 weekdays, $35 weekends and holidays, cash only.

Tip: Visit on a day when low tide occurs in the late afternoon, when many beachgoers head home, and parking is discounted. www.gloucester-ma.gov/299/Beach-Information

Read the full article here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/09/04/lifestyle/lets-go-tide-pooling-5-spots-filled-with-magic-sea-life/