Inner Barnstable Harbor

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Scudder Lane Town Landing, Barnstable Village, Scudder Lane off Route 6A. Resident only or sticker parking in the summer, free and open all other times. Resident parking enforced in the summer (ticketing/towing). Small paved lot with limited parking, easy carry to beach launch adjacent to ramp. Launching here gives you access the largest marsh and harbor on the Cape Cod Bay side. Stripers are present in great numbers from early May into November. Fairly heavy boat traffic but with myriad channels and cuts throughout the marsh it’s usually possible to find fish actively feeding. Use a good chart here – it’s easy to get disoriented in the maze of back channels. Fairly well protected from wind but with a huge tidal variation the current is strong throughout the entire harbor and marsh.