Skinners Pond Beach
|Estimated Time||5 hours|
|Elevation Change||9 meters|
|Trail Markers||None but easy to follow|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
Skinners Pond Beach is a long stretch of beach just south of North Cape. The beach is split by the wharf where Skinners Pond flows out into the gulf. At the wharf there is a bridge over Skinners Pond that provides access to the beach to the southwest.
The beach is a wide, red sand beach. If you look to the north you can see North Cape Lighthouse in the distance and the many windmills at North Cape. When you are finished walking on the beach make sure you visit the Stompin Tom Centre across the road.
Drive to Skinners Pond on route 14 and turn onto Stompin' Tom Road. Drive for 350 meters and you will find a small parking area on a turn. From the parking lot there is a boardwalk that takes you to the beach.
You could also continue on Stompin Tom Road until you come to the wharf. Turn left to go around the wharf. Park on the left just past the bridge on the far side of the wharf. If you choose to continue around the wharf make sure you are cautious of the vehicles and fishermen working around the wharf.
Trail Last Hiked: September 12, 2020.
Page Last Updated: March 29, 2022.