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Things to do in Drakes Island Beach

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beach
“Drakes Island Beach is at the end of Drakes Island Road, which is where my bunkhouse is situated. Walking or biking down to the beach are both good options. There are also two parking lots, but you'll need to be there early to get a space. There is a fee to park in either lot on Drakes Island. Because there is limited parking on Drakes Island, the amount of people who visit it is controlled. It is a beautiful beach with a jetty. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“Kayak, SUP, and Jet Ski Rentals. Also learn how to fish for crab. Right next to Wells Harbor Park & Playground.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
“Great scenery and great food. Located down at Wells Harbor come and enjoy watching the boats come in and the fishermen finish for the day.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Playground for the kids, covered picnic area, beach on the inland harbor shore. Webhannet River Bait & Tackle has fishing gear for sale or rent, tackle, bait, kayak rentals, and tips for crabbing and other kid friendly activities. Boat launch available.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Jet ski rentals are $95 for a single rider and $110 for double (time unknown; wetsuits provided at no extra cost). Two-hour kayak rentals are $25 for a single and $50 for a tandem. An unguided tour allows you to view Wells Harbor and the estuaries at your own pace in a whole new light.”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“This is a spectacular hike back to a nearly private beach area. Parking is at the Laudholm farm, entry fee about $5/person, and then a 3/4 of a mile hike along a scenic trail to the beach. (The trail is very manageable, we've taken our stroller and grandparents without much trouble on this path.) Please be aware though, the only bathrooms are at the buildings next to the parking area. This gem is worth a look!”
  • 1 local recommends
Premise
“This is a great reasonable place to rent kayaks! Pretty area to kayak through.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Great scenery and great food. Located down at Wells Harbor come and enjoy watching the boats come in and the fishermen finish for the day.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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