Fern Cove is publicly accessible for walking, beachtrekking, and bird watching. The entrance is on the west side of Cedarhurst Rd marked by a Fern Cove Nature Preserve sign. Parking in Fern Cove is very limited. It is recommended to park along the wide shoulder of Cedarhurst Road and walk in. Proceed down the driveway, past the “carriage house” (now a garage), past the carport, and down the stairs staying to the left toward the water. Follow the signs and please respect the privacy and quiet of those staying in the guest house. The small stream to the right is Baldwin Creek, and the larger stream on the left is Shinglemill Creek. Walking in the tidelands here is sometimes tricky, and rubber boots may be useful.
No dogs are allowed in Fern Cove.