Although the shores of East Beach are very rocky, Westport residents appreciate this spot for its views and easy access – just pull your car up along the beach, and you’ll be at the water’s edge in seconds! Find a spot among the rounded cobble rocks to play, or simply soak up the view of the Elizabeth Islands and the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day, you can see all the way across the Bay to the Gay Head cliffs on Martha’s Vineyard. At night, watch for the famous red-white flash of the Gay Head Lighthouse.
East Beach is nestled between Gooseberry Island and Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, where there are miles of trails to explore. Together, these three spots offer some of the most beautiful coastal views in southeastern Massachusetts. For a full day on the Bay, expand your visit to East Beach with a nearby nature walk.
Habitats & Wildlife
Kids will love scouring the rocky shoreline at East Beach for hermit crabs scuttling between pools of water at low tide. You’ll also discover clam and oyster shells along the beach. Keep an eye out for seabirds on the water in search of fish, as well as egrets and herons soaring toward the sheltered salt marshes at Allens Pond.