Breakwaters are constructed to protect the harbor and provide safe anchorage for the boats moored in the harbor.
When hiking trails in Plymouth, hiking the Plymouth Harbor Breakwater is a great addition to visiting the waterfront area. If you are planning a journey hiking the trails in the area, and the Sea side trail is marked as the beginning, adding the 1/2 mile to the breakwater and hiking it's length is a great way to get a full day of hiking in.
What is great about the area is that if 4 1/2 miles of hiking trails is a bit too much in one day, this hike can be broken up or made an all day affair by adding stops along the way. There are many benches and picnic tables or another option is lunch along the way at the many cafes or restaurants found in the center of Plymouth or right along the way to the breakwater.
The Plymouth Harbor Breakwater is 3500 feet in length having two leg portions. The first leg is 1400 feet long heading to the east. It then turns for the southeastern leg portion totaling 2100 feet.
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Plymouth, MA 02360