Continent
North America
Country
Massachusetts (USA)
Next Big City
Boston, Hyannis
Next Town
Hyannis
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Ships
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Flat to choppy conditions depending on wind speeds, with some waves in the boat channel towards the east end of the beach. At low tide the water can be shallow enough to stand up even out ways from shore.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

White sandy beach but tends to get seaweed accumulations into August and September. The beach is fairly deep so there is ample room to launch kites.

Weather

Spring:
Normal, Thick
Summer:
Shorts, Shorty
Fall:
Normal, Thick
Winter:
Thick

No wetsuit required July and August. Shorty required June and September. Full wetsuit required May and October. Drysuit required November to April.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
S, SSW, SW
Main Direction:
NE, S, SSW, SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW

Prevailing winds are SW and Kalmus has been measured as being the windiest spot North of Hatteras on the East coast. In the summer winds commonly reach 15-20 knots.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Follow Route 3 south to Cape Cod. Get on Route 6 (Midcape hwy) and take exit 6. Follow to airport rotary and take a right at rotary. Follow to end. Kalmus is on the left.

Extra information

Rules
Time, Fees

Kiteboarding only allowed after 4pm during season. Windsurfing zone: straight line from the western end of Kalmus to the channel markers for Hyannis Harbor. In season parking fees are 10 USD.

Nightlife

No information