Try to visualize a walk along the cliff's edge while the setting sun's reflections constantly change. On the west side is a long sand dune spit that shelters the Darnley Basin. It is ideal for small boating, clamming, flounder fishing and unusual bird watching. Boats can be launched at the nearby Cabot Park public dock and temporarily anchored in the calm and shallow bay water. And if you like even warmer water to swim in, Darnley Basin is for you.
Darnley Point Cottages features just three cottages all of which are located in the wooded area in the northeast corner of the property. But, unlike many cottage rental properties, there is plenty of privacy between the cottages as the aerial photo shows. This is due in part to the fact that the cottages were all built and placed for the satisfaction of the owner family as it matured during the last half century. The first cottage was built in 1962 and was a summer home until the early nineties. The other cottages came later as the family expanded. All of the cottages are just a few hundred feet from the beach.
In the woods and fields around the cottages are wild raspberries and strawberries with impeccable flavor for those fortunate enough to catch them in season and with enough patience to pick them. Occasionally, you'll see a raccoon, fox, rabbit or squirrel scurrying about. Look up and you might see a hawk or bald eagle patrolling the area.
If you are an artist or a photographer, you will have non-stop field days throughout the property.
Unbelievably clear skies at night without competing lights allow one to see the stars in a way that is unimaginable for most people. Gaze upward for a few minutes to allow your eyes to adjust and you will see the wondrous Milky Way galaxy and frequent shooting stars. And if you are a late summer or fall visitor, you may see the northern lights radiating from the northern horizon.
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