5. Natural History Museum and Marina

Great views of the Museum and Golf Course from a kayak.

The newly renovated Natural History Museum is a prominent landmark on the Bay visible everywhere but the front harbor. Its sits atop White Point and represents the general beginning of the estuary. The 2.5-mile roundtrip from our dock can be easily done in 1 to 1.5 hours but you should allow more time to explore the museum or have lunch at the Bayside Café. The museum has lots of great displays detailing the flora and fauna of the area and a great gift and bookstore. The view from atop the point is spectacular and there are several nice walking paths throughout the area. The adjacent State Park Marina provides a nice gravel landing area, restrooms and picnic tables. The marina is a fun place to paddle around and enjoy taking in the wide variety of sailboats moored here.

Lone kayaker near the Museum. 


                                   Pelicans below Museum     Photos: Tom Dawson

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