COA pier at sunrise

COA’s pier is our gateway to Frenchman Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Here you’ll board our boats, including research vessel M/V Osprey, and you’ll also watch the sunrise, skip rocks across the bay, make music, bask in the sun, jump in the frigid waters, and learn to sail. The cobble beach is a great launching site for kayaks, and the rocky shorefront along campus is the perfect place for smelling the sea air and watching the tides come and go.