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Pigeon Cove Harbor Inlet

City Pigeon Cove
State Massachusetts
Country United States

Latitude 42° 40" 31'
Longitude -70° 37" 18'
Format DD DMS
Body of water Atlantic Ocean to Pigeon Cove
Current Conditions
Temperature: 51F
Dewpoint: 51F

High: 61F
Low: 43F

Partly Cloudy
High: 67F
Low: 46F

High: 69F
Low: 46F


Pigeon Cove is a small, but well protected harbor on the north side of Sandy Bay, about two miles northwest of Rockport Harbor. Mainly oriented to the commercial lobsterman and fisherman, there are moorings sometimes available here, and you may be able to score a slip in the town marina on occasion.

Navigating the Water:
Use NOAA Chart 13279.

Pigeon Cove can be reached from Sandy Bay via red nun "2," (visible in the image above) which is the only aid to navigation for Pigeon Cove.

Depths inside the cove vary between eight and 15 feet, and there is a marina with limited tie ups (mainly reserved for commercial lobsterman and fishing boats). Moorings are available on a fist-come, first-served basis, but we recommend you call ahead on the VHF to make sure there is space available before you make plans to stay for the evening.

Local Notices to Mariners:
Local Notices to Mariners are now exclusively available online from the U.S. Coast Guard.