Monument Beach Marina and Ramp
Comments: Because the Monument Beach ramp does not have a float, if launching alone, a boater must either pull his or her boat up on the beach next to the ramp or motor over to the float adjacent to the harbormaster’s building, thereby tying up the ramp with their vehicle/trailer. It is very important to secure your boat to the beach in the former scenario as the combination of wind and tide have been known to cause boats to float away.
Bourne enforces the “no power load” law very strictly and that makes the Monument Beach ramp a challenge since you must swing your vessel around jetties on both sides of the ramp by using a long bow line and it is a fairly long way from the end of the jetties to where your trailer will be in the water.
Location: 22 Emmons Road off of Shore Road in Monument Beach.
Fees and parking: The parking fee and permit structure is a bit complicated for non-residents, who may purchase a non-resident permit for $30 that “allows the holder to use and park at any of the ramps in town, including the Monument Beach facility; the holder ‘must show proof that they are temporarily domiciled in Bourne for at least 30 days and provide verifiable documentation (contract, lease, rental agreement, etc.) stating the same’ or possess a current Town of Bourne Mooring or Shellfish Permit.”
Individuals holding a One Week ($40) or Two Week ($60)Temporary Permit may only use and park at the Monument Beach facility; the holder “must show proof that they are temporarily domiciled in Bourne for at least 30 days and provide verifiable documentation (contract, lease, rental agreement, etc.) stating the same” and provide any other necessary documentation if requested. Parking for vehicle/trailer combinations is located in a dirt/sand lot and there is a large, paved vehicle only lot.
Fuel: Gas available at adjacent Monument Beach Marina.
Additional information: Privately leased/town owned Monument Beach Marina includes a dock with 61 slips, a gasoline pump, 35 moorings, private bathrooms & showers and public bathrooms. Adjacent to the Marina are a public beach, a permitted parking area and the public boat ramp.