East Beach (Westport)

East Beach is a stretch of rocky shoreline in Westport with stunning views of the Elizabeth Islands across Buzzards Bay’s sparkling waters. Westport residents can pull their cars right along the shoreline at this town beach and enjoy a panoramic scene of the Bay and the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

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bicyclist riding past East Beach in Westport during the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

East Beach is a scenic spot to begin a bike ride along Westport’s country roads.

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.

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Details
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Sandy/gravel parking along East Beach Road; resident beach sticker required year-round
Cost: $30/year for Westport resident beach sticker ($15/year for senior citizens)
Dogs: Yes (November to March only)
Facilities: None
Boat Ramp: No
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
198 East Beach Road
Westport, MA 02790
41.504286, -71.023665

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

East Beach (Westport)
Westport, MA
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Upcoming Events Near Here

Junior Bird Club – Christmas Bird Crafts
Thu, December 15
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary,
Westport
Holiday Bird Count and Pot Luck Supper
Sat, December 17
7:30PM
Friends Meeting House,
Dartmouth
26th Annual New Year’s Day Beach Walk
Sun, January 01
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Gooseberry Neck,
Westport

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