Electric Avenue Beach and Boat Ramp

Rock down to Electric Avenue to discover a sandy, intimate beach and boat ramp on the waters of Cohasset Narrows, just a stone’s throw from the Cape Cod Canal. Conveniently located in the Buzzards Bay area of Bourne, this town-owned beach and boat ramp are a fantastic place for residents to launch a boat, go fishing, or cool off with a swim on a hot summer day.

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boat ramp and pier at Electric Avenue in Bourne

Launch a boat from the ramp at Electric Avenue to quickly reach upper Buzzards Bay and the Cape Cod Canal – or head north into the protected waters of Buttermilk Bay.

Set on Cohasset Narrows – a winding band of water that flows from Buttermilk Bay to the head of Buzzards Bay – the beach and boat ramp at Electric Avenue are a delightful destination for Bourne residents. The facilities here aren’t too big or cramped, so you can enjoy fun summer activities like swimming, fishing, beachcombing, and paddling without the crowds.

In addition to the beach, Electric Avenue has a boat ramp where locals can launch powerboats, small watercraft, and kayaks and paddleboards. From here, you can head up into Buttermilk Bay or down to Buzzards Bay where it meets the Cape Cod Canal. It’s a great place to launch a kayak for a paddling adventure around Buttermilk Bay.

Habitats & Wildlife

The shoreline of Cohasset Narrows is mostly developed. But if you paddle up toward Buttermilk Bay, you’ll find a shallow, protected body of water that attracts lots of fish and bird species. Head in the other direction toward Buzzards Bay and the Cape Cod Canal in a boat, and you’ll soon reach striper fishing hotspots like Wings Neck and Mashnee Flats.

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Details
Hours: 5am-10pm
Parking: Medium-sized paved parking area
Cost: Town beach parking sticker required in summer ($25 for residents, $15 for senior residents, $50 for non-residents)
Trail Difficulty: Yes (asphalt/shoreline)
Dogs: No
Facilities: Boat Ramp, Pier/Dock (wood/floating), Bicycle Rack, Trash, Picnic Table, Playground
Boat Ramp: Yes (asphalt/shoreline)
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: Yes (access mat)

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
26 Gardinier Ave.
Bourne, MA 02532
41.749016, -70.619766
Bourne Department of Natural Resources: (508) 759-0600 x1504

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Electric Avenue Beach and Boat Ramp
Bourne, MA
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