The Kickamuit River, shown by the anchor in this picture, is in fact just “behind” Bristol although you will travel five miles or more from one to the other. The approach through Bristol Narrows is well marked. There is a nature preserve on the East side of Bristol Narrows and we have watched people explore here in rowboats and kayaks.
There is a beach and informal parking lot on the West side of Bristol Narrows. In the past, we have beached our dinghy there and walked into Bristol. But it is several miles walk, first through the waterside community on this side of Bristol peninsula and then through the northern part of Bristol town.
We do not know if there is any other place to go ashore. Most of the pool is surrounded by private homes, docks and moorings.
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