The Burying Point Beach trail, about 0.8 of a mile, is a loop trail on the harbor side of Hockamock Head, with a short detour to Burying Point Beach. Supposedly the beach got its name because in days long past Native Americans used the sheltered area on the harbor side of the peninsula as a burying ground. Behind the beach is a salt water enclosure that used to be used as a lobster pound. It is still used by the fishermen for storage and other purposes.
This video takes you on a stroll from the eastern entry to the trail, along the coastal section of the Burying Point Beach loop. Go down the wooden steps north of the keeper’s house towards the brick fuel house. Then bear left just after the fuel house and follow the trail along the coast, through spruce woods and rocky outcroppings, with dense moss and lichens. The trail soon descends through sparse woods with ferns and blackberry canes to a trail sign with a map of Burnt Coat Harbor. Turn right at the sign, and arrive on Burying Point Beach.