The beautiful Plymouth waterfront

Plymouth is one of many beautiful small towns along the coastline in Massachusetts. This town is rich in historical significance and natural beauty. Whether you are a history buff or photographer, you will appreciate the diverse range of activities and ample sightseeing. Most notably, Plymouth is home to Pilgrim Memorial State Park, one of the nation’s most visited parks. This waterfront park is a living piece of history, home to numerous exciting attractions including the Mayflower II Museum, Plymouth Rock, and a Mayflower replica. The views are gorgeous and there are many local restaurants which offer patio dining overlooking the water.

During a 4 hour afternoon whale watching cruise in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Mike and I were able to catch stunning photographs, not only of whales, but also beautiful islands, lighthouses, landmarks, and water views. Check out a few of these spectacular photos which we took during my journey! Also be sure to check out my full guide to whale watching.

Duxbury Point Lighthouse

Duxbury Point Lighthouse - Plymouth MA

A view of Plymouth Rock

View of Plymouth Rock

Gurnet Lighthouse

Gurnet Lighthouse

Scenic views of Plymouth Harbor

Whale watching boat in Plymouth, MA
Scenic views of Plymouth Harbor from a whale watching cruise
Scenic views of Plymouth Harbor from a whale watching cruise
Scenic views of Plymouth Harbor from a whale watching cruise
View of Plymouth Harbor from the whale watching cruise
Whale watching boat returning to the harbor

Provincetown, Cape Cod in the distance. The tall structure is the Pilgrim Monument, built in the early 1900s to commemorate the first landing of the Pilgrims.

Provincetown, Cape Cod - seen from a whale watching cruise

Scenic Views of the Atlantic Ocean

Provincetown, Cape Cod Whale Watching boat
Scenic ocean views - look at how low those clouds are!
Scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean - Massachusetts

Just a few of many whale sightings

Whale watching in Plymouth, MA
whale seen during Plymouth MA cruise
Humpback whale sighting in Plymouth, MA

A walk along the waterfront is the best way to take in the scenery and historical sights, not to mention also the most budget friendly. However, if you do have the extra cash to spend, a cruise really is a beautiful, relaxing, and convenient way to take in the sights. Plus, Massachusetts is one of the best places in the world for whale watching!