Overview of Folly Cove

Folly Cove

Folly Cove
USA East


Site Review by
 Daniel J. Halligan
Date: 05/21/2004


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Daniel J. Halligan Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Stoneham Reef:    3.00
State:   MA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   2 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   18 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    3.49
This is one of the premier dives of New England. I dove the right side of the cove which is shallow compared to the wall on the left side. Depth was around 30-40' easy. This cove is not shallow if you go far out. You can easily get to 70' on the wall (My dive partners went earlier and were at 50' inside the cove at the wall.), which is located on the left side of the mouth of the cove, the deep side anyway. If you want to see Anemones, this is the place to do it. I plan on going to Folly Cove many times in the future, it's a great dive. Back Beach is nice, but it is not even CLOSE to Folly Cove. There is no way that Back Beach should be rated higher than this dive site. Parking is non-existent, so drop your stuff off and park at Halibut Point Sate Park. I will post a review for Halibut point as well.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    2004
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00

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