White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Friday, November 8, 2013

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

I found some more nice images on today's walk to the beach. Every one of these rocks is covered at high tide. Our tidal variation here this week is about ten feet.

A mermaid's wig.

I think the most perfect physical activity on the planet is a brisk walk on a flat beach at low tide. Maybe even better than that other perfect physical activity.........  I have never heard anyone say, "I hate walking on a flat beach at low tide."

Looking towards Priscilla Beach.

Almost sunset over Priscilla Beach.

A typical scene of beach houses/cottages in White Horse Beach.

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.......(Robert Frost)"  The left one leads to a large rock...........

....And behind this rock is probably where many young teens shared their first kiss, smoked their first cigarette (or other), drank their first beer, and generally did something they probably weren't allowed to do........

.......like spray-painting graffiti on the backside of the rock.


  1. You may be interested to know that over the "ages", children have assigned names to most of the bigger rocks: In the first image in this set, Flag, or White Horse Rock, of course, and in the near center of the image, sticking slightly above the horizon with its top unadorned with seaweed, is "Baldy". In the third picture in the set, the large rock in the foreground is "House", and the large one near the person in the background is "Saddle". There are more, namely "pointy", "secret", "table", "mountain", "buffalo" being the ones my old brain recalls, and the large area that only shows during the lowest tides north of flag rock is called "the island". I will try to identify them at some later point if you like. Just more local lore....

    Thanks again for the great backgrounds for my computer screen! Lots of memories!

    Larry Hurd

    1. Larry, what great information! I have never heard that before but it makes sense, kids being kids. Thanks for the comment. Glad you enjoy the blog. I occasionally hear from a man in Alaska who spent his childhood at WHB and enjoys the memories, too.

    2. Yup, that's Saddle rock. Used to play on it all the time at low tide. Love that beach. Family rented a cottage named The Alabama every summer.

    3. Thanks for your comment.