Hyannis Harbor at sunset on a beautiful September evening showing the lighthouse and a fishing ship docked by fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding. Prints and framed art available for purchase.
Hyannis Harbor is a small natural harbor located in the village of Hyannis in the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts. Hyannis Harbor is protected by a breakwater, is used as a harbor of refuge by coasting vessels and pleasure craft of less than 14-foot draft. A light is on the end of the breakwater. The harbor is the approach to Hyannis Port, on the west side of the harbor, Lewis Bay, and Hyannis at the head of the northwest arm of Lewis Bay.
The lighthouse is privately owned and is not open to the public. The best views are from the water or from nearby Keyes Beach.
Station established: 1849
Present tower built: 1849
Construction materials: Brick
Other buildings still standing: 1849 keeper’s house, 1902 oil house, cistern
Optic: Fifth-order Fresnel lens (1856)
Hyannis /ˌhaɪˈænɪs/ is the largest of the seven villages in the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is the commercial and transportation hub of Cape Cod.
Hyannis is a major tourist destination and the primary ferry boat and general aviation link for passengers and freight to Nantucket Island.
Hyannis also provides secondary passenger access to the island of Martha’s Vineyard, with the primary passenger access to Martha’s Vineyard being located in Woods Hole, a village in the nearby town of Falmouth.
Due to its large natural harbor, Hyannis is the largest recreational boating and second largest commercial fishing port on Cape Cod, behind only Provincetown.