Pleasant Bay is one of the most biologically diverse and productive marine habitats on the east coast of the United States. It is also a world-class destination for wind surfing, sailing, power boating, fishing, and just simply enjoying miles of sandy beaches, islands, estuaries, and marshes. It is the largest bay contiguous to the Cape Cod National Seashore, covers more than 7,000 acres at high tide, and is bordered by the towns of Brewster, Chatham, Harwich, and Orleans. Probably the most famous of the many beaches is Nauset in Orleans, which serves as a barrier between the Atlantic and Pleasant Bay and is a popular destination for surfers and surf fishing.
The Friends of Pleasant Bay is a public membership organization that serves to “preserve and enhance the natural, visual, and historic resources of Pleasant Bay”. Membership funds support education and research on wildlife and coastal processes and recreational activities such as Pleasant Bay Community Boating, the Pleasant Bay Youth Regatta, Cape Atlantic Challenge, the Namequoit Sailing Association, and Coast Sweep. Their website is a good resource for information about activities on and around Pleasant Bay.
LandVest frequently lists special properties in the towns around Pleasant Bay with current listings in Chatham, Harwich Port, and Orleans.
View of Pleasant Bay from deck of Viking Point,
a waterfront estate property on 7± acres in Orleans, MA
Viking Point in Orleans is one of the most extraordinary properties on Pleasant Bay. Located at the end of a private road, the elevated site of seven acres on two separate lots offers magnificent panoramic views from the Namequoit River to Little Pleasant Bay and beyond. The main house and two guesthouses provide room for an extended family in seven bedrooms, six full and one half baths, as well as three fireplaces. There are 985 feet of frontage on Little Pleasant Bay, including a sandy beach, pier with a float, and a boathouse. There is also a tennis court and tennis house with half-bath. With a recently reduced price of $6,400,000 and the potential for subdivision into two and perhaps three lots, this property is a great value for a unique Pleasant Bay family compound.
LandVest has a wonderful selection of listings on Cape Cod with more in the works and there are always private listings percolating in the background. Check us out at www.landvest.com or call Stewart Young at 617-357-8930 or email@example.com