Ellisville Harbor is a unique coastal property, including an 18th century farmstead, beachfront, salt marsh, rolling meadows, and red pine forest. It's also one of the most scenic spots on the South Shore coastline, where you can see small fishing boats, a barrier beach, sphagnum bog, forested upland and open meadows. Recreation activities include walking, bird watching, beach combing and sightseeing. In fall and winter, harbor seals can often be seen just off-shore. Between 2,500 and 5,000 years ago, prehistoric Native Americans hunted, fished, harvested shellfish and made tools here. The park was once part of the Harlow family farmstead.

my favorite spot in manomet. peaceful walk to a twisty downhill decent to the beach. follow the beach to the right and it leads to a trail alongside a marsh that loops back to the trail head.

Our favorite place to hike with kids and a dog. In the wooded area, and then by the water. Just beautiful.

Love this quaint little walking trail. Surprised it's a 1.5 mile in. Seems much shorter. At end of trail u come to the ocean. If you're lucky you'll see seals on the rocks or bobbing their heads up and down out in the water. Very rocky shoreline. Great place for kids to collect rocks and build cairns. Even better is the "take a rock ... Leave a rock". Won't explain that. You'll have to go to experience it first hand. Especially if u r missing a loved one ❤️

This is a moderate walk and great exercise. I love the reward of the ocean at the end of the hike. Just gorgeous!

Very nice views and nicely packed down path. Tons of really healthy poison ivy along the path so watch out!

Short easy trail that leads to the beach

The trail is a cinder path that leads down to a secluded beach. There are 1-2 very brief climbs but for the most part it's flat. You can carry chairs or a blanket and relax on the beach. Lots of the beach was roped off due to nesting birds we didn't see. But it is very peaceful and quiet. We walked up the beach about a mile to the channel and turned around and hiked out. Good hike for an afternoon outside of the gym.

2 years ago

Beautiful sunset walk. In the summer as it gets dark, fireflies light the trail. The beach at the end of the trail is gorgeous and not overcrowded.

3 years ago

Was quiet though I could hear traffic all the time. The Trail was easy to follow and didn't present any difficulty in either travel or to follow it. The water front was very different from most places around here. I plan to return several times in different times of the year for different views.

11/6/2011- Me, my boyfriend & my girls come here a lot to walk the trails & head down to the beach to see all the seals! Fun family hiking for all ages to enjoy!!

4 years ago

Cool place

The inlet can be hotspot season long. Easy access and plenty of back cast room. Can be popular in fall. Beach are can be explored for large single fish cruising among the rocks.

For those who enjoy Birding this area can be a gem. Though near a main road woodland, shore, song, and endangered birds can all be found within a small area. Birds of prey can be seen year round. The Fall migrations can be spectacular I saw
Turkey,Grouse,Quail anOwl and Raptors in less than hour one October morning. Watch out for dog mess; this is a favorite for off lease dog walkers even though illegal