Hoppy’s Landing

Called a “fisherman’s paradise” by its namesake Robert “Hoppy” Hobson, Hoppy’s Landing on West Island in Fairhaven is a gorgeous gateway to the waters of Buzzards Bay. With its excellent access to the Bay and unique nautical décor, this public town landing draws boaters, fishermen, and paddlers to its sandy, rocky shores.

Discover Buzzards Bay Sponsored By primary sponsor logo
Discover Buzzards Bay Sponsored By

Features

boat ramp at Hoppy's Landing in Fairhaven

With a boat ramp and pier on the stunning shores of West Island, Hoppy’s Landing is the perfect spot to launch your boat for a day on Buzzards Bay.

Located by the West Island causeway in Fairhaven, Hoppy’s Landing feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of life. Boaters can launch from the ramp and pier here to enjoy a day exploring Buzzards Bay. Across the street, Earl’s Marina meets boating needs including food, fuel, and repairs.

Paddlers can also launch from the small, sandy beach at Hoppy’s Landing to explore the coast of nearby West Island and Nasketucket Bay. For a true sea kayaking adventure, paddle around West Island Town Beach to West Island State Reservation on the island’s east side.

Habitats & Wildlife

Hoppy’s Landing is located on the south side of the causeway that connects West Island to the mainland in Fairhaven. Boaters and paddlers have direct access to the open waters of Buzzards Bay as well as the protected coves of Nasketucket Bay. Look for gulls, terns, and ospreys soar through the air on summer days. The nearby salt marshes provide a home for crabs and fish.

Property Owned By
Details
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Large crushed-shell parking area (vehicles and trailers)
Cost: $7/day (payable on site) or $50/year for Fairhaven boat ramp sticker
Dogs: Yes
Facilities: Boat Ramp, Kayak Launch, Pier (wood), Restrooms, Trash
Boat Ramp: Yes (concrete)
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: Yes

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
69 Goulart Memorial Dr.
Fairhaven, MA 02719
41.596173, -70.843842

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Hoppy’s Landing
Fairhaven, MA
View larger map

Related Stories

12 spots around Buzzards Bay for awesome spring striper fishing

In April and May, striped bass begin to return to our shores – and so do the fishermen and women who love to catch them. Try your hand at catching a striper, tog, or scup this spring at one of these spots around Buzzards Bay.

Full Story ›
Two treasured coastal farms on Buzzards Bay protected this summer

This summer, the Coalition permanently conserved two treasured coastal farms in Fairhaven and Dartmouth to protect clean water, preserve coastal habitats, and create new places for people like you to explore.

Full Story ›
You can help protect scenic coastal farmland on Nasketucket Bay

We now have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to preserve this beloved landscape forever to protect clean water in Nasketucket Bay, conserve coastal habitats, and open it up for people to enjoy.

Full Story ›

Upcoming Events Near Here

Learn to Quahog
Sat, August 19
12:00PM - 1:30PM
Round Cove,
Fairhaven
Rise and Shine Yoga at Fort Phoenix
Sat, August 19
8:30AM - 9:30AM
Fort Phoenix State Reservation,
Fairhaven
Rise and Shine Yoga at Fort Phoenix
Sat, August 26
8:30AM - 9:30AM
Fort Phoenix State Reservation,
Fairhaven